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Ibrahim Mohd Salleh_Beluran

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Taking a break from work...

What a luck!

Alhamdulillah and thanks my family especially my beloved wife for their understanding, sacrifices & so forth. Coz in my striving for this success, they gave me lots of tender and love and thats my secret of success. Hard to believe, huh? And how my education is upgraded ?

I'm a Banjarese of Malaysia , and of course a native status of Sabah - just like any other bumiputras or else the Banjar natives in Peninsular Malaysia , Sarawak or Brunei. My great - great grand father is an Arab who traveled all the way from Yaman for a mission work. We always remember him as Syed Ibrahim Al-Idrus and I was named after him just to remember him . He married a Banjar woman of Banjar Masin when he visited that place . Through the internet, we came to know his grave is located in Terengganu. I welcome any news about my related families in Terrenganu , Johor or Perak where my great-great grand father had sattled before he passed away. My grand father, OKK Hj Syed Kahar Bin Hj Syed Othman Al-Idrus was made a District Chief of Labuk/Sugut which carried the title OKK ( Orang Kaya Kaya) by the British Government before WW2. The appointment was due to his ability and good English background . His services before and during WW2 was very encouraging and as a result , he was awarded a MBE ( Member of the British Empire ) during the Victory Parade in London just after the war. Unluckily he couldnt travel all the way to London due to his unhealthy condition and he was then awarded the medal by His Excellency the Governor of the North Borneo, Sir William Good in Jesselton (now KK)



My family history from my mother side was a little bit interesting. My great grand father Hj Ahmad came from Banjar Masin, Kalimantan with his family. Some stayed in Kota Belud where I learned many of them are good Malaysians now. Some were traveling over to Keningau , I still remembered my grand mother once asked me to try find Gusti Haffiuddins family but I could do nothing, somehow there is a place named Kampong Banjar and a school named SK Banjar in Keningau. I think this maybe created by the early Banjar family who made the trial there. Some went to Kinabatangan , very near to Beluran but until now I still could do nothing. My grand father Mohd Kadri (my mothers father)whose name was taken for my last son Mohd Qadry, was a mix Banjar, Suluk and Dusun as his father ( Hj Ahmad) was a Banjar-Dusun's mixture but there is nothing much I know about this. He married a Bajau woman of Kg Tetabuan and thats how my mother brought up. Anyway my mother (allahyarham) was a fluent Bajau, Dusun and Suluk but she speaks very little Banjar.

My father is a mixing Arab, Banjar and Suluk while my mother is a mixing Banjar,Bajau, Suluk and Dusun and indeed I've got that mixing in my blood but I proclaim myself as a Malay of Malaysia, that is me and so are my family ! Of course I was born in Kg. Klagan Beluran. I recieved my first primary education at GPS Beluran while my first secondary was at GJSS Beluran. After that I went to Sandakan to continue my upper secondary at SMK Sandakan. Just after my Form Five, I went for my teachers' training at Maktab Perguruan Sandakan. After 25 years of teaching,I have been offered to undergo a diploma course at IAB by the Ministry of Education where from that I continued my degree level at the Malaysia's University of Sabah. somehow, before I did a diploma course at the IAB, I had already undergone an ICT course at the Informatics in town and of course before I joined UMS, I had involved my self with the UPM for a Communication degree. I married a Brunei lady teacher of Menumbuk, Kuala Penyu , Sabah in 1982 and we are given 5 wonderful kids from the marriage and of course, new blood is arise in my children too . Thanks God.

Favorites

My favorite movies:



Most of Tan Sri P.Ramlees films and most of action movies especially films of WW2, the Afgan War , or the Vietnam War and of course the Iraq War.



My Family favorite musics & songs:



Allycats,Black Dog Bone,The Loyds,The Mercys, Vince, Azizi, Khai, Sahri and all of Akademi Fantasia's stars and so on.



My favourite TV stars



All of us in the family are fans of Harun Hashim, Omar Abdullah, Syukry Hasshim, Jalaluddin Hassan, Mubarak Majid, Harun Salim Bachik, Izzi Yahya, Ako Mustapha and the only lady star is Shiella Rusly.



My favourite local comedians



So far the Senario stars are our great choice.





My family favorite dishes: Pecal, Mee Kari, Otak-otak, Pais Ikan Patin, Ikan Panggang, Ayam & Daging Masak Hitam, Ikan Pari Tumis Suluk, Putu Ubi, Tempoyak Durian Merah, Daging Masak Sate & others.