Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DATU PATINGGI ALI

It is said that some of the Sarawak Malaysclaimed that their origin was from the ancient Kingdom of Minangkabau in Sumatra, Indonesia. Datu Undi, whose title was also known as Raja Jarom, a prince of the Royal House of Minangkabau, emigrated with his people to the Borneo Island and settled along the Sarawak River. Datu Undi, the Raja Jarom had seven childrens. The eldest daughter who married to a royal prince of Java, Indonesia and from them in a direct line came Datu Patinggi Ali.
Raja Jarom’s second son established himself in the Saribas area, his third son established himself in the Samarahan area, the fourth son established himself in the Kalaka area and the fifth son established himself up the right hand branch of Sarawak River and spread to Sadong area.
Datu Patinggi Ali was a principal leader of the Sarawak Malays who fought against the Brunei Government during the rule of Pengiran Makota and Raja Muda Hasim, most probably between 1837 and 1840. He surrendered in December, 1840 on the understanding that James Brooke would hence forth become the Raja and stop the Brunei Pengirans from oppressing them.
After James Brooke was declared Raja and the Governor of Sarawak on 24th.September, 1841 and he reinstated Datu Patinggi Ali as a leader of the Sarawak Malays. From 1841 to 1844 he served James Brooke as a famous fighting man for the government.

3 comments:

  1. Melayu Saribas berasal dari Keturunan Dato Godam & tiada kaitan dgn keturunan dgn Datu Patinggi Ali.

    1. Datu Patinggi Ali adalah Keturunan Datu Merpati. Datu Merpati dikatakan dtg ke Sarawak dlm kurun ke 13. Kahwin dgn anak Raja Jarom. Keturunannya menggunakan gelaran "abang".

    2. Melayu di Saribas pula asalnya berketurunan dari Dato Godam @ Raja Omar, Pagaruyung Minangkabau yang datang ke Saribas sekitar tahun 1670 -1710. Memulakan penempatan melayu terawal di Saribas. Keturunan Dato Godam juga menggunakan gelaran "abang"
    (rujuk artikel Benedict Sandin, Origin of Saribas Malays)

    Walaupun kedua-dua keturunan ini menggunakan gelaran "abang", namun mereka bukan lah dari keturunan yang sama & mereka tiada kaitan.


    Saya amat meminati blog saudara, kerana sungguh informative. Selama ini kita hanya baca tentang sejarah melalui tulisan org barat. Syabas, kerana menghasilkan blog sejarah begini.

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    1. Thank you for your comment ilhamka and sorry for my belated reply here. And I hope we all can share the information regarding to our history of Sarawak.

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  2. Terima kasih di atas maklumat, walaubagaimana pun saya amat berbesar hati sekiranya saudara ceritakan dengan lebih lanjut ketokohan Raja Jarom dan jasa-jasa yang telah beliau curahkan. Untuk makluman saudara, nama Raja Jarom telah diabadikan salah satu nama di Laut China Selatan iaitu Beting Raja Jarom. Mohon pencerahan lebih lanjut ketokohan Raja Jarom. Jazakallahu Khairan

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