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Saturday, 22-Oct-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Aku ... dan Ibnu Panglima Munas ~

Padang Bank at present time..
..where Tok Janggut's body was hanged upside down..
..Tok Janggut & Padang Bank : The Story ...
Tok Janggut's grave with no other grave in vicinity...
..proving that he was buried away from the others..
..treated as a criminal, minus the respect...
A bilingual description on Tok Janggut and his life story and...
..also a description in Japanese, put up by Malaysian govt.
Look for this sign if you wish to drive there...
.


A recent visitor to my page left behind this comment :


Quote:
    a'kum
    gambar2 demo cukup menarik kawe lebih2 lagi suko tengok gambar2 lamo,
    kawe lo ni tengoh cari gambar2 tok janggut sebelum dan selepas dio mati
    kawe cari mano2 tok juppo, kalu demo ado kawe sunggoh besar hati
    keep it up timo kacih

    Sat 22-Oct-2005 18:03
    Posted by:Abdullah Zaidi Mohamed a_zaidi_mohamed@hotmail.com
    IP: 82.141.205.27




Okkkaaaaayyyy .......

I have in my digital possession these two historical photos.

When I was younger.. maybe while in lower secondary school, I saw those photos for the very first time, on display at a corner on the 1st floor of Bank Kerapu ( now, Muzium Perang Dunia ke-2 ) in Kota Bharu.

I couldn't recall what made me to go to Bank Kerapu that day but I could clearly remember how I was surprised to know what Tok Janggut really looked like, as the school history textbooks only portrayed him with words.

Now, as far as I do concern, the photos are no more kept in Bank Kerapu and I have no idea where in Kota Bharu they are currently displayed. Luckily I found the photos again, thanks to the Internet. But, unfortunately, I still can't find the photos of him when he was alive.
Perhaps, such photo does not exist.

So, here they are :





What is reputed to be, the body of Tok Janggut.

There are claims that this was not Tok Janggut and that this was one of his followers, killed in battle along with him. A case of mistaken identity by the Brits. However, such claims are not supported by any reliable source thus until they come up with a good one, I strongly believe that this was him.






Tok Janggut, hanged upside down on a field which is now known as Padang Bank or Padang Merdeka while an obviously Malay Policeman from the Straits Settlement Unit stood guard. The Kelantan River is in the background.



Quote:

    Tok Janggut

    " Nama sebenarnya adalah Haji Mat Hassan bin Panglima Munas.
    Selepas Perjanjian Bangkok 1909, British mengambil alih pemerintahan
    Kelantan daripada Siam dan mula membawa pelbagai perubahan khususnya
    dari segi pentadbiran.

    Perubahan yang diperkenalkan telah menyentuh kedudukan dan keistimewaan
    pemimpin tradisional di negeri Kelantan. Antara yang paling sensitif ialah mengenai
    pengenaan cukai kepala RM 1.00 seorang setahun, pokok buah-buahan 3 sen
    setahun, kelapa 3 sen setandan dan sireh 5 sen sejunjung. Pada 29 April 1915,
    pentakbiran Jeram, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan telah diambil alih oleh Encik Latiff seorang
    pegawai takbir British yang berasal dari luar Kelantan, menggantikan Engku Besar.

    Pertelingkahan mengenai cukai dan urusan pengutipan cukai yang terlalu lambat
    sehingga berlarutan selama tiga hari, menyebabkan Haji Mat Hassan bin Panglima
    Munas enggan membayar cukai. Encik Latiff mengarahkan satu pasukan polis diketuai
    oleh Sarjan Sulaiman (Che Wan) bertolak ke Kampung Tok Akib dan menemui Haji Mat
    Hassan bin Panglima Munas pada 29 April 1915.

    Dalam satu pergelutan yang berlaku, Sarjan Sulaiman telah terbunuh. Haji Mat Hassan
    bin Panglima Munas kemudiannya menghimpunkan orang-orangnya menuju ke Pasir
    Puteh. Encik Latiff pula telah melarikan diri ke Kota Bharu. Bantuan daripada Singapura
    dan Negeri Melayu Bersekutu dikejarkan ke Pasir Puteh pada 6 Mei 1915.

    Satu pertempuran berlaku pada 25 Mei 1915 di Kampung Merbuk dan Kampung Pupuh.
    Kebangkitan Haji Mat Hassan bin Panglima Munas menyebabkan Sultan Kelantan yang
    memerintah pada masa itu merasa terancam dan menganggap Tok Janggut sebagai
    penderhaka dan dalam pertempuran di Kampung Pupuh, Haji Mat Hassan bin Panglima
    Munas telah terbunuh. Mayat Tok Janggut di bawa ke Kota Bharu dalam kereta lembu
    yang memakan masa satu hari.

    Setelah digantung beberapa hari di hadapan istana, di Padang Bank (Padang Merdeka)
    mayat Haji Mat Hassan bin Panglima Munas dikebumikan di Pasir Pekan. "


    Source : http://w3.spancity.com/yosri/DaftarT.htm




Updated Dec 2, 2005 :


Added : Six (6) photos of Tok Janggut's resting place.

After having a hardtime driving down a long narrow "kampung" road with few careful turns, clueless in my attempt to find Tok Janggut's grave site, I finally reach the spot which happens to be just across the Kelantan River from Padang Bank !

It would be much easier and faster if I take a 5 minutes boat-ride from a floating jetty next to the Grand Riverview Hotel, then a 3 minutes walk to the spot, instead.
So, if you wish to go there, do take the boat-ride or if you insist to go by car, feel free to consult me for the direction.

Take note that the site Tok Janggut was buried is not a graveyard. He was buried alone, away from the others, in a grave with hardly any marker stone (until recently when someone decided to put something on it).

Maybe back then, this was the way for a criminal to be buried.

Poor Tok Janggut... a future hero who, in his time, a damned criminal.




Updated February 27, 2006 :





Updated June 17, 2006 :



British soldiers posed for a photo shoot.

A writing at their feet clearly stated " Pasir Puteh 14-10-1915 ".
From it, it is understood that the photo was taken in Pasir Puteh on October 14th, 1915,
barely 5 months after the famous rebellion took place at the same spot.
The soldiers were despatched from Singapore and the photo proved that they were still there,
despite months had passed since the death of Tok Janggut,
perhaps, to watch out for new rebellion that might spring out among his symphatizers.

Photo courtesy of Arkib Negara Malaysia ( National Archive ) search site. Click photo for the original source.




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