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Dato' Paduka Hj. Ahmad Basri Bin Mohd. Akil
(Dato' Lela Pahlawan)

Translation by Haji Hashim Bin Samin


Dato' Paduka Hj. Ahmad Basri was born on 25 April, 1939.


  • Cadet Civil Service Officer (12 Jan. 1959)
  • Assistant, Land Officer (14 May 1959)
  • Assistant, District Officer, Baling (Land) (15 Sept. 1959)
  • Assistant, District Officer, Kubang Pasu (6 Jan. 1962)
  • Assistant, District Officer, Langkawi (1 Feb. 1964)
  • Assistant, Commissioner of Lands and Resources (4 Jan. 1967)
  • Secretary to the Menteri Besar of Kedah (3 May 1969)
  • Assistant, Secretary of State (Local Government) (5 Sept. 1970)
  • Acting District Officer, Langkawi (1 Jan. 1971)
  • Acting President, Sungai Petani Municipal Council (1 Jan. 1974)
  • Deputy Director, Lands and Mines, Kedah (9 Sept. 1976)
  • Kedah State Treasurer (19 March 1977)
  • Deputy, Secretary of State (17 Dec. 1978)
  • Acting State Financial Officer (25 Sept. 1980)
  • District Officer, Kuala Muda (13 June 1982)
  • District Officer, Kota Setar (1 Jan. 1984)
  • Director, State Land and Mineral Resources (1 March 1986)
  • State Financial Officer (3 Nov. 1989)
  • Secretary of State (28 August 1992)

Involvements in Social and Professional Organisations:

  • Chairman, Angkatan Seni Lukis Kedah
  • Member, Kedah State Muzium Board

He was elected as the Secretary of State in 28 August 1992, succeeding Dato' Paduka Haji Saad Endut. He served as an officer of the Kedah Civil Service for 37 years before his service ended in 1994. However, the Kedah Government re-elected him as the Secretary of State on a two year contract.

He was also responsible for the development of football in the State.

In appreciation of his contributions, Datuk Paduka Haji Ahmad Basri was awarded honorary medals and titles by the State Government. Among them were the Dato' Paduka Seri Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (D.H.M.S.) in January 1995, the Dato' Setia Di Raja Kedah (S.D.K.) the following year, and the Bintang Kecemerlangan Kedah (B.C.K) in 1972. He was also awarded the title of Dato' Lela Pahlawan (a titled Dato' of the Orang Besar Enam Belas)

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