DOB: 3 May 1923, Merlimau, Malacca
Demise: 18 April 2006, aged 82, Bangsar. Buried at Bukit Kiara.
Call name: Bapak called him Ami Jelani (he was Bapak's uncle). I called him Tok Jelani (he was my granduncle)
Parents: Kupah Ali and Yah
Sibs: Nanib Kupah (born c.1921, deceased elder sister) and Kassim Kupah (deceased, younger brother)
Education: Malacca High School
|Jelani bin Kupah in Who's Who in Malaysia 1963|
He held various jobs as follows:
- Police Officer in Singapore.
- Pre-War Vehicle Inspector in the Registrar of Vehicles' Office in Singapore.
- Registrar and Inspector of Motor Vehicles in Kelantan, Terengganu and Malacca.
- Senior Registrar and Inspector of Motor Vehicles in Johor.
- Acting Commissioner for Road Transport in the Federation of Malaya since August 1961,
- Head of Road Transport Department, Federation of Malaya.
Datok Jelani was a wealthy man who lived in Petaling Jaya (PJ). He owned an automatic Ford Fiore. He was a generous man.
He had 2/3 wives:
1. Cik Gayah bt Awang (1932-1983) - Nenek Gayah
2. ___ bt Awang
3. ___ bt Mohd Yusof (a young lady; anak tauke emas dari Kelantan)
He first married Cik Gayah bt Awang and moved to Petaling Jaya (PJ). Cik Gayah was the daughter of Nenek Mon and Hj Awang Daeng Tahir. Nenek Mon is Maimun bt Mat - she had fair complexion like a Chinese (putih macam Cina). I met Nenek Mon at her house in Umbai, Melaka.
Cik Gayah had 8 children:
1. Abdul Kadir
2. Abdul Latiff
3. Mohd Shariff
7. Abdul Aziz
I visited the PJ house as a teenager (Form 4/Form 5, 1974/5), but I cannot recall all the children. It was a split-level modern house on a steep hill. It had a fish pond under the staircase, against the wall. It had musical instrument(s).
I met Dato' Hj Jelani again at another house - a big, bright and airy house with soft floral curtains. We visited the family in the morning. His young wife had just given birth and was undergoing maternal confinement. Dato' Jelani was happy meeting my Bapak, and reminiscing old times. They were good friends. I could hear Dato' Jelani spoke and laughed so loud in the living-room.
His other children are:
11. Muhammad Amin
Ramlah bt Dato' Hj Jelani married to Abdul Karim bin Dato' Hussein. They have 4 children:
3. Muhammad Azmy
I met Nenek Gayah as a child. I called her Nenek Gayah. I ate kuih keria at her house - they were homemade and delicious. It was from this incident that I promised myself to learn how to make kuih keria. There were many people in the kitchen preparing kuih keria then. We sat on the floor to make the kuih keria.
Kuih keria (sugar doughnuts)
Geni - Dato' Hj Jelani bin Kupah
Geni - Johanna Abdul Karim
Geni - Abdul Karim bin Dato' Hussein
- Child of <private> Mohd Taib and <private> Mohd Salleh
- Sibling of Abdul Aziz bin Dato' Hussein; Tok Puan Temah binti Dato' Hussein; Azizah Dato' Hussein; Dato' Abdul Ghani Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein; Abdul Latiff Dato' Hussein; <private>; Zulklfli Hussein (Dato'); Tok Puan Zainon Dato' Hussain; <private> Dato' Hussein; Abdul Kadir Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein; Kamarulzaman Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein and Musa Dato' Hussein.
- Half sibling of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein (2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia); Datin Maimunah Dato' Hussein and Hendon Dato' Hussein.
Tun Abdul Razak Dato' Hussein (2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Geni - https://www.geni.com/people/Tun-Abdul-Razak-Hussein-2nd-Prime-Minister-of-Malaysia/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Razak_Hussein
- Born: 11 March 1922 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
- Deceased: 14 January 1976 (53) London, England, United Kingdom (died in office; Leukemia)
- Place of burial: Makam Pahlawan, adjoining Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Immediate Family:
- Son of Dato' Hussein bin Mohd Taib and Datin Hjh Teh Fatimah bt Daud
- Husband of Tun Rahah binti Tan Sri Mohd Noah. Married 4 Sept 1952.
- Father of Dato' Sri Haji Mohamed Najib Tun Abdul Razak (1953; 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia); Ahmad Johari (1954), Ahmad Nizam (1958), Mohamed Nazim Razak (1962) and Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazir Abdul Razak (b.1966).
- Brother of Datin Maimunah Dato' Hussein and Hendon Dato' Hussein
- Half brother of Abdul Aziz bin Dato' Hussein; Tok Puan Temah binti Dato' Hussein; Azizah Dato' Hussein; Dato' Abdul Ghani Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein; Abdul Latiff Dato' Hussein; <private>; Zulklfli Dato' Hussein; Tok Puan Zainon Dato' Hussain; <private> Dato' Hussein; Abdul Kadir Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein; Kamarulzaman Dato' Hussein; <private> Dato' Hussein and Musa Dato' Hussein.
Dato' Sri Haji Mohamed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Geni - https://www.geni.com/people/Mohamed-Najib-Tun-Abdul-Razak/
Dato' Sri Haji Mohamed Najib Tun Abdul Razak is your 17th cousin once removed.
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najib_Razak