Tokong Sam Seng Keong, tokong bersejarah dan tertua di Kuala Pilah

Pembangunan awal infrastruktur perbandaran di Kuala Pilah bermula selepas pembentukan konfederasi baru Negeri Sembilan pada tahun 1886. Pihak British telah membangunkan Kuala Pilah sebagai bandar kecil Daerah Kuala Pilah pada penghujung 1890an hingga awal kurun ke-20. Tokong Sam Seng Keong (juga dikenali sebagai ‘San Sheng Gong Chinese Temple’) merupakan tokong cina tertua dibina di Kuala Pilah dan antara tokong cina era awal kurun ke-20 yang masih wujud di Negeri Sembilan. Binaan bersejarah yang kini telah berusia 120 tahun telah siap dibina pada tahun 1900 semasa era Residen British Negeri Sembilan pertama, Sir… Read More

Today In History: Mandela on four-day visit to Malaysia

1 November 1990, KUALA LUMPUR: Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader, was welcomed by the Prime Minister when he made a four-day visit to Malaysia in a 20-day tour of five Asia-Pacific countries. The 72 year old deputy president of the African National Congress was originally scheduled to visit Malaysia on 19 October but his trip was postponed in view of the country’s general election.

First Umno Baru general assembly

28 October 1988, KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a standing ovation at the first Umno Baru general assembly today. On 25 June 1987, an appeal was filed by 12 of the UMNO delegates to have the assembly and the election of April 1987 declared null. After one of the delegates, Hussain bin Manap, withdrew unexpectedly in August from filing the appeal, the remaining litigants have since become famous as the “UMNO 11.” Although Razaleigh and Musa Hitam were not among the plaintiffs, it was widely believed that… Read More

Today In History: Asri quits PAS post

24 October 1982, Kuala Lumpur: Datuk Asri Che Muda resigned as PAS president amidst mounting pressure from party members seeking his removal. Yusof Rawa assumed the post, with Fadzil Noor as deputy president. PAS leaders described the resignation as a timely means of saving Datuk Asri’s face in view of dissatisfaction over his leadership since the last election. Two other party stalwarts also resigned.