Friday, 22 April 2011

Muhamad Salleh bin Mohd Amin

Muhamad Salleh bin Mohd Amin
(Tok Alang Kg Baru)

Full name: Muhamad Salleh bin Mohd Amin
Call name: Pak Long / Pak Lang / Tok Alang / Tok Alang Kg Baru
Relationship: adik-beradik Nenek Inche; abang Nenek Inche
Home address: Hale Road, Masjid Kampung Baru; a few doors down Jalan Princess
Wife: Sum bte Ahmad @ Mak Long / Mak Lang
(Note: Mak Lang is also written as Shamsiah bt Ahmad in Aunty Hasnah's BC. Her MyKad has the number 50 as her birth place (Sarawak) but she was probably born in KL.)

Sum bte Ahmad @ Shamsiah bt Ahmad
(Mak Lang/Nenek Alang)
Children: 7
Names of children:
  1. Zaiton (b.1.10.1946-d.31.5.2018) - married to Zainal Abiden bin Ibrahim (84 Jln 2, Ampang Jaya, Selangor). Four kids - Fareed (eldest), Faisal & Fairuz (twins, 2nd & 3rd), Noorsham Aishah (4th). Info update from Aunty Hasnah, 1 June 2018.
  2. Jamilah (b.23.7.1948) - married to Pak Cik Hassan bin Mohd Rashid (anak Tok Rashid, Serdang) (3 Desa Al-Amin, Kg Sg Tangkas, Kajang)
  3. Hasnah (b.16.7.1953) - married to Abdul Ghani Mohammed (deceased) (No. 94, Jln Bunga Kekwa 2/12, Shah Alam; 019-200 8121)
  4. Mohd Yusope (b.3.12.1955-d.9.1998) (unmarried; deceased Sept 1998 @ HKL)
  5. Abdul Latiff (b.1.1.1958-d.5.2005) (unmarried; deceased May 2005 @ Hospital Klang)
  6. Hamzah - married Nor Jannah Hassan (No 23, Jln Nakhoda Kiri 3, Kg Nakhoda, Batu Caves; 013-345 7711)
  7. Zulkifli - married; first wife passed away May 2007; re-married, to Aida A. Rahim, second wife (17 Jalan P9 A/4, Presint 9, Putrajaya)
From Bapak:
Pak Long (Pak Lang) would wake up Bapak for Subuh prayers. Bapak respects and loves Pak Long (but he didn't say why).

Bapak (HARMY = Haji Abdul Rashid bin Mohd Yusope)
13 October 2007


From me:
I remember Tok Alang. He was very thin and very tall. He usually wore a white Chinese singlet and a blue-white kain pelekat. Whenever we visited Tok Alang at home in Kampung Baru in KL, Bapak and Tok Alang would talk and their conversation was endless. I don't know what they talked about. Nenek Alang would always cook lunch for us. It took her very long to cook as she had to go to pasar first and then clean the fish and vegetables before she got down to cooking. I could die waiting for lunch to be ready. I don't understand why she took so long to cook. I later found out that she didn't have a stove and was sharing a stove with a neighbour in the vicinity, at "rumah atas". That explains it I guess.

Mak Cik Jamilah/Makcik Mila (Jamilah bt Muhamad Saleh) said she is the eldest child of Pak Lang and Mak Lang, but Bapak said to me that Tok Alang had another daughter and Makcik Mila was second.


From Mak:
Mak said the family was doing well by selling wedding linen and prep (perhiasan perkahwinan). They were very good seamstress and made beautiful wedding stuff for Malay weddings. One of their best products is the wedding bed cover and throw pillows which nobody else in KL could make. I've seen a blue bed cover they made and that was very well-sewn despite not having a sewing machine. A lot of their handiwork was hand-sewn.


From Zulkifli bin Mohd Salleh (2 September 2013):

Children of Mohd Salleh Mohd Amin & Sum Bte Ahmad :- 1. Zaiton 2. Jamilah 3. Hasnah 4. Mohd Yusope (deceased) 5. Abdul Latiff (deceased) 6. Hamzah 7. Zulkifli (this is me).


From Hamzah bin Mohd Salleh, anak Tok Alang & Nenek Alang (21 May 2014):

Mak Lang is still alive and lives with Hamzah.

Hamzah Mohd. Salleh  (DOB 16 Feb 1963)
23 Jalan Nakhoda Kiri 3
Kg. Nakhoda, Bt. Caves, Selangor 68100.
House: 03-61775179
Hp: 013-345.7711

Spouse:  Nor Jannah Hassan (DOB 19 March 1964)
Children: 5
  1. Mohammad Khair Hamzah (DOB 26 Nov 1985 @ Kitchener, ON, Canada)
  2. Maryam Hamzah (DOB 17 Nov 1987 @ Kitchener, ON, Canada)
  3. Munira Hamzah (DOB 22 May 1989 @ Kitchener, ON, Canada), married to Salman
  4. Muhsin Hamzah (DOB 26 June 1990 @ Kitchener, ON, Canada)
  5. Mohammad Haneef Hamzah (DOB 18 Aug 1993 @ Kitchener, ON, Canada)
Family photos

Family of Tok Alang. Photo from his son, Prof Hamzah (UIA).
Enlarged photo of Tok Alang's family.

Photo from his son, Prof Hamzah (UIA).
Rumah Tok Alang Kg Baru, KL

Bapak often took us to visit rumah Tok Alang in Kg Baru, KL. I remember Bapak drove down the road and we passed by the stadium. Once we passed by the stadium, I knew Tok Alang;s house was nearby. We then passed by the playing field with an old white grandstand before reaching his house.  There were a few boys playing football on the dry field.

There were 2 houses in Tok Alang's compound. Nenek Jenab lived in the front house. I went in that house once ... to see some katil pengantin bedcover on a bed by the window. Tok Alang and family lived in the hind house that was on the ground. I remember the front entrance, side window, kitchen at rear and the exit door. I can't recall what was outside the exit door.

Tok Alang's house in Kg Baru, KL is extant. It is a little blue house behind Quill City Mall.

Photos by Aunty Siti Aishah Mohd Ali, anak Tok Ali Kedah & Nenek Endon.

The little blue house address was No. 10 Jalan Stoney, Kg Baru, KL. Tok Alang and family lived there in the 1960s-1970s when I was growing up. The road is now Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman.

Tok Alang's house from a distance.

Row of stalls blocking Tok Alang's house.

Tok Alang's house is behind this stall and before Quill City Mall.

Kelab Sultan Sulaiman, Kg Baru, KL
8 Jalan Kelab Sultan Sulaiman
12 Jalan Kelab Sultan Sulaiman


  1. Children of Mohd Salleh Mohd Amin & Sum Bte Ahmad :-
    1. Zaiton
    2. Jamilah
    3. Hasnah
    4. Mohd Yusope ( deceased )
    5. Abdul Latiff ( deceased )
    6. Hamzah
    7. Zulkifli ( this is me )

  2. Salam & TQ Zulkifli.

    Please tell me where you are located. I am in Facebook (add Faridah Abdul Rashid). This is my contact: 012-963 2218. You can email me at TQ

    Kak Faridah

  3. Salam kembali Prof....
    Saya tinggal & bekerja di Putrajaya. My fb is Zulkifli Mohd Salleh. My mobile & WA is 019-282 7166. E-mail May i know where your brother, Sharif, is now ? Send my regards to him..

    Thank you

  4. My current address :
    8, Jalan P11 F/16
    Presint 11,
    62300 Putrajaya
    Tel : 03-8893 5986