Yahaya b Hj Hussain (killed by the Communist-led Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army)

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Yahaya b Hj Hussain b Hj Aminudin b Nakhoda Sulong (Hj Abd Kadir) b Hj Mohd Kaul b Raja Natan b Raja Bagewang II, 27th Minangkabau Sultan - killed by the Communist-led Malayan people's Anti-Japanese Army

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Birthplace: Matang, Perak, Malaysia
Death: Died in Damak, Pahang, Malaysia
Place of Burial: an unmarked grave togther with his also murdered wife Mariam in Damak, Pahang, Malaysia
Immediate Family:

Son of Hj Hussain Hj Aminuddin and Wife 2) SAADIAH bt Mat Itam b Mat Amin
Husband of Mariam (also killed by the same party when she protested against her husband's killing)
Brother of Ahmed b Hj Hussain; Nordin (Pak Ngah) b Hj Hussain; Alli b Hj Hussain - abducted (and believed killed) by the Communist-led Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army; Mustapha Hussain; Halimah Tun (Mak Chak) bt Hj Hussain and 4 others
Half brother of Zainab Hj.Hussain; <private> Hj Hussain; <private> (Hj Hussain); Pak Ngah Haji Zainuddin "Azidin" bin Haji Hussain and <private> Hj Hussain

Occupation: A graduate of the School of Agriculture in Serdang, Selangor. Worked as an Agricultural Assistant in Jerantut, Pahang. During the Japanese Occupation he was the Chief of Tuba Derris Experimental Farm in Som, Jerantut, Pahang.
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About Yahaya b Hj Hussain (killed by the Communist-led Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army)

Yahaya, my father's younger brother was born in 1912 in our ancestral home at No. 18, Jalan Menteri in Matang, near Taiping, then the capital of Perak state. Yahaya obtained a Senior Cambridge Certificate and then earned a Diploma in Agriculture from the School of Agriculture in Serdang, Selangor. He then worked as an Agricultural Asst. in Jerantut, Pahang. There, he was the prime mover of the KMM (Young Malay Union), the first Malay political party in Malaya. My father was the founding Vice President of the anti-imperialistic, anti-capitalistic and anti-colonialist KMM.

In December 1941, just days before the Japanese Invasion of Malaya, the British Police arrested Yahaya and about 100 members of KMM they suspected were colluding with Japan. Yahaya was first detained in the Jerantut Police Station lock-up, then transferred to the Pudu Jail in Kuala Lumpur. With the rapid advance of the Japanese army down the Malay Peninsula, the British moved Yahaya and other KMM members to the spanking Changi Prison in Singapore.

A couple of days after the British Surrender in Singapore, my father stumbled upon Yahaya, who was hiding at the Bukit Chermin Siamese Temple. He had rushed out of the prison, when the British who could no longer feed and care for the prisoners, threw open the huge gate. Yahaya had not shaved in two months and was plastered with mud from Japanese shelling.

During the Japanese Occupation, Yahaya was appointed Chief of Derris Tuba Experimental farm in Som, Jerantut. Towards the end of the Occupation, in July 1945, members of the Communist-led Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) dragged him out of his house, to be killed. When his pregnant wife Mariam cried, "If you kill him, you might as well kill me", the communist terrorists butchered her too. The villagers froze in fear as they peeped through the cracks in their doors. Fortunately, after the barbaric killing, some villagers braved themselves to bury the mutilated bodies in a common grave in Damak. My grandfather Hussain was beside himself, when he heard the news. He took a timber lorry to the village in Pahang and searched for the unmarked grave but he never found it. This tragedy was not his first. About a year earlier (in April 1944) the Communists had abducted his older son Alli. My grandfather lost four people he loved during the Japanese Occupation. His wife (my grandmother Saadiah) who died of an asthmatic attack brought on by the anxiety and rigours of war; his second son who died of malnutrition; Alli and Yahaya -- both murdered by the MPAJA. The Occupation years robbed my grandfather of all the joys of living.

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Yahaya b Hj Hussain (killed by the Communist-led Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army)'s Timeline

1912
1912
Matang, Perak, Malaysia
1945
July 1945
Age 33
Damak, Pahang, Malaysia
July 1945
Age 33
an unmarked grave togther with his also murdered wife Mariam in Damak, Pahang, Malaysia