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Dato' Syed Unan Mashri Bin Syed Abdullah

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


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Dato' Syed Unan was born on 5 May, 1951 in Alor Setar, Kedah. He began his early education at Iskandar Primary School, Alor Setar from 1957 to 1963. He then joined Sultan Abdul Hamid College until 1971. He was offered a place in the University of Malaya a year later and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1974.


  • Assistant Collector of Land Revenue, Baling (1974)
  • Assistant District Officer 1, Langkawi (1977)
  • Assistant Secretary of State, Wisma Negeri (1979)
  • Private Secretary to HRH, the Sultan of Kedah (1980)
  • State Financial Officer (2003)
  • Kedah State Secretaries

Social Organizations and Societies:

  • Committee Member, Administrative Officers Society (1988 - 1989)
  • President, Sports and Recreation Club, HRH the Sultan of Kedah's Office

Dato' Syed Unan also contributed a few working papers and one of them was entitled "Socio-economic problems arising from the Implementation of the Muda Irrigation Project" was used for final a year dissertation for the Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of Malaya.

His contributions led him to be conferred several honorary medals and titles. He was awarded the Anugerah Sukan Negeri Kedah in 1989, the Bintang Cemerlang Kedah (B.C.K.), the Ahli Mahkota Kedah (A.M.K), the Bintang Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah (B.M.S) and the Dato' Setia Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K.)

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