Friday, April 9, 2010
Our beloved arwah Tok Penghulu Sidek, the one special character which I shall never forget about him was his laugh, never a loud laugh but just a “Sh..Sh ..Sh… and that separated him from all the people in the Kampong during his time.
A person of exceptional height, by the kampong folk standard, an honest to goodness man who took care of his ‘subject’, those kampong folks who needed his help and assistance. He bent low to meet their demands, and in return the Kampong folks gave him the respects he needed to carry out his duty impartially as the Kampong Penghulu (Head Man). He was available 24 hours a day,7 days a week and 52 weeks a year to ‘serve’, be it rain or shine.
I remember well, during the Emergency, he stood his grounds against the foe (the British called them Communist Terrorists at that time), his house (and family) were guarded (guards with shotguns) 24 hours a day (well almost, though men were only seen in the barbed wired fenced compound of his house in the quiet dark hours of the night) .
He played host very well to the Sultan, the District Officers, and later the Politicians of the highest rank in the State and the Federal levels, without tiring and always smiling.
Like most people, he had his family problems (during the dark hours of the Emergency), but he stood against the problem like a stoic. He stood his grounds very well.
He was the first man in the Kampong (I remember) to be licensed by the then British Government to own a (a 6 shooter) revolver in the Kampong, an great honour then.
There are a lot that I can say about this man, but I will make it short here as I may oversize him.
Anak2 Kg Lipat Kajang yang ingin memberi maklumat yang lebih terperinci dan tepat sila buat komen.