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Syarif Masahor – James Brooke’s rival

Sharif Masahor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syarif Masahor or Sharif Masahor was a famous Malay warrior in Sarawak during James Brooke’s era. He was very influential and respected due to both his charisma in uniting the people of different races and beliefs and also due to his lineage (descendant of Prophet Muhammad).

Like Rentap, Syarif Masahor displeased on James Brooke’s encroachment in Sarawak which caused many locals to rebel. Though not many Malays supported Syarif Masahor and his resistance fighters because of their loyalty to James Brooke, he did his best to stop Brooke’s plan and attacked in Kuching. Unfortunately, his attack came to a failure and banished to Selangor.

Click here for further info on him: http://sarikei-time-capsule.blogspot.com/2008/11/people-sarikei-sherip-masahor-circa.html

 

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One response to “Syarif Masahor – James Brooke’s rival

  1. viviena teng October 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    One of his great great granddaughter became a singer artist actress based in Kuala Lumpur.

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