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Dato' Paduka Hj. Syed Mansor Bin Syed Kassim Barakbah
(Dato' Jaya Pahlawan)

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


He was born on 3 November, 1934 in Dulang Besar, Yan, Kedah. His education began in 1940 at the Derga Malay School, proceeding on to the Kanchut Malay School and later to St. Michael School until 1949. He then furthered his studies at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College for another 7 years.

After completing school, he continued with his tertiary studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya in Singapore. He also attended a course at Cambridge University until 1969, to obtain a certificate in Land Management

Career :

  • Additional Assistant District Officer, Kuala Nerang (1960)
  • Assistant Land Revenue Officer, Sik District Office (1961)
  • Assistant District Officer (Lands), Pendang District Office (1963)
  • Acquisition Land and Mineral Resources Offocer (PTG), Alor Setar (1965 - 1966)
  • Assistant District Officer (Lands), Kuala Muda District Office (1967 - 1968)
  • Assistant Director of Lands
  • Registrar for Land Titles, Lands and Mines Office, Alor Setar (1969)
  • Deputy Director, Kedah Lands Resources Department
  • Director, Kedah Lands Resources Department (1976 - 1983)
  • State Financial Officer (1983)
  • Secretary of State, Kedah (Jan. 1987 - Nov. 1989)

Involvements in Social and Professional Organisations

  • President, Malaysian Friendship Centre Taiwan (1991 - 1993)

In appreciation of his contributions, he was awarded honorary medals and titles by the State Government of Kedah. Among them were the Dato' Setia Di Raja Kedah (D.S.D.K.), the Bintang Cemerlang Kedah (B.C.K.) and the Dato' Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mua'adzam Shah (D.H.M.S.). He was also awarded the title Dato' Jaya Pahlawan (a titled Dato' of the Orang Besar Enam Belas)

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