SUNGAI UJONG

BRIEF HISTORY

The state of Sungai Ujong (or Sungei Ujong) is one of the component states of the Negri Sembilan Federation. The state is of quite ancient origin. Although few written records exist, ten or eleven rulers governed over the state before 1760. It was one of the founder members of the federation in 1773. The rulers are styled Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong and serve as one of the four great electors of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of the Negri Sembilan federation. They acquired the hereditary title of Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya from the Sultan of Johor in 1760.
 
STYLES & TITLES:
The ruler: Yang Amat Mulia Dato' (personal name) bin (father's title and personal name) Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, Undang Luak Sungai Ujong.
Wife of the ruler: To' Puan (if not of higher rank) (personal name) binti (father's title and personal name) .

RULES OF SUCCESSION:
The rulers are elected by the great nobles of the state from two leading families, known as the Waris Hulu and Waris Hilir. Both families follow the Minangkabau practice of matrilineal succession.

ORDERS AND DECORATIONS:
None, see Negri Sembilan.

GLOSSARY:
See Malaysia, main page.

SOURCES:
Ensiklopedia Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Melayu, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 1995.
John Gullick, The Tampin Succession, Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. XLIX, Part 2, 1976.
R J Wilkinson, Papers on Malay Subjects, Malay History, Part V, Notes on the Negri Sembilan, FMS Government Press, Kuala Lumpur, 1911.
The Leaders of Malaya and Who's Who 1957-1958. J. Victor Morais, Kuala Lumpur, 1958.
Who's Who in Malaysia and guide to Singapore. Who's Who Publications, J.V. Morais, Kuala Lumpur, 1967-1978.
Who's Who in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Who's Who Publications, J.V. Morais, Kuala Lumpur, 1978-2000.
 

RULERS

…  Mambang.
 
…  Siliam.
 
…  Dato' Sekudai, Dato' Bendahara. m. a lady from the Batin Sibu Jaya tribe. He had issue:
 
…  Dato' Muhammad Tumbu [To' Kelambu] bin Dato' Bendahara Sekudai. He had issue:
 
…  To' Musang bin Dato' Bendahara Sekudai, Succeeded his brother To' Kelambu. He had issue, a son:
 
…  Dato' Selat bin To' Musang, Dato' Penghulu Mentri of Sungai Ujong, son of To' Musang bin Dato' Bendahara Sekudai. m. his cousin, To' Dare Mudek, daughter of his uncle, Dato' Muhammad Tumbu [To' Kelambu] bin Dato' Bendahara Sekudai.
 
…  Dato' Danoh Buaya.
 
…  Dato' Kadim, Dato' Penghulu Mentri of Sungai Ujong.
 
…  Dato' Pandak, Dato' Penghulu Mentri of Sungai Ujong.
 
…  Dato' Chantak [Rumah Gadong], Dato' Penghulu Mentri of Sungai Ujong. m. a lady from the Waris Hulu clan. He had issue:
 
Rumah Bertatah.
 
1760 - 1780 Y.A.M. Dato' Bador bin Dato' Penghulu Chantak [Waris Hulu], Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 7th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong, son of Dato' Chantak [Rumah Gadong], Dato' Penghulu Mentri of Sungai Ujong. Granted the hereditary title of Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya from the Sultan of Johor in 1760
 
1780 - 1800 Y.A.M. Dato' Leha [Waris Hulu], Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 8th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong.
 
1800 - 1824 Y.A.M. Dato' Bahi [Waris Hilir], Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 9th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong.
 
1824 - 1850 Y.A.M. Dato' Kawal [Waris Hulu], Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 10th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong. He d. 1850.
 
1850 - 1873 Y.A.M. Dato' Sending [Waris Hulu], Dato' Shah Bandar, Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 11th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong. He d. 1873.
 
1873 - 1881 Y.A.M. Tunku Syed 'Abdu'l Rahman bin Syed Ahmad al-Qadri [Waris Hilir], Tunku Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 12th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong, son Syed Ahmad al-Qadri bin Syed Ibrahim, the brother of Sultan Muhammad Shah bin Syed Ibrahim al-Qadri, Tunku Besar of Tampin, by his wife, a sister of Y.A.M. Dato' Bahi, Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 9th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong. Installed as Dato' Laksamana 1850. Elected as Undang Luak of Sungai Ujong, 1873. m. several wives, including Che' Zainab. He d. from dysentery, at Jeddah, while on a pilgrimage to Mecca, 1881, having had issue - see Malaysia (Tampin).
 
1881 - 1889 Y.A.M. Dato' Muhammad Yusuf bin Hashim [Waris Hilir], Dato' Lela Setia and Dato' Shah Bandar, Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 13th Undang of Luak of Sungai Ujong. Deposed 1889. He had issue:
 
1889 - 1945 Y.A.M. Dato' Ma'amor bin Inche Kasim [Waris Hulu], Dato' Shah Bandar, Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 14th Undang of Luak of Sungai Ujong, CBE (c 5.6.1926). b. 1880, grandson of a Dato' Andika, son of Telaga Undang (mother). Elected and installed as Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya and 14th Undang of Luak of Sungai Ujong, 1889. Reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers, 1898. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935) and Coron (1937) medals. m. a daughter of Dato' Shah Bandar, and grand-daughter of Y.A.M. Dato' Muhammad Yusuf bin Hashim, Dato' Lela Setia and Dato' Shah Bandar, Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 13th Undang of Luak of Sungai Ujong. He d. 15th December 1945, having had issue two sons and three daughters:
 
1945 - 1983 Y.T.M. Dato' Muhammad Kasim bin Dato' Andika Haji 'Abdu'l Rashid [Waris Hilir], Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 15th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong. b. at Pantai, Seremban, 13th October 1904, son of Haji 'Abdu'l Rashid, Dato' Andika, educ. Malay Sch., Pantai, and Malay Coll., Kuala Kangsar. Land Office Seremban 1926-1935, Financial clerk CEB at Kuala Lumpur 1936-1937, Forest Office 1937-1938, Kuala Pilah 1938, Chief Accountant CEB. Elected as 15th Undang of Luak Sungai Ujong and Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 27th March 1946. Installed at the Balai Undang, Ampangan, 25th January 1951. Vice-Presdt. National Shooting Assoc. of Malaysia, Chair. Negri Sembilan Transport Ltd, etc. Rcvd: DTNS (24.5.1979). m. (first) Che' Rapen binti Kassim. m. (second) Y.M. To' Puan Rafeah binti Muhammad Rashid. He d. at Balai Undang, Seramban, 23rd October 1983, having had issue, five children.
 
1993 Y.T.M. Dato' Haji Mubarak bin Dohak, Dato' Shah Bandar, 16th Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya of Luak Sungai Ujong. b. at Kampung Telaga Undang, Pantai, Seremban, 11th November 1961, only child of Dohak [Thahak] bin Dato' Sutan Nara Haji Abu Samah, by his wife, Puan Lawiyah binti Dato' Amar Setia Alwi, educ. King George V Primary and Secondary Schs. (MCE 1978). Served with Bank Bumiputra at Kuala Pilah 1980-1984, and at Seremban 1984-1993. Installed as 16th Dato' Klana Petra Sri Jaya, 29th December 1993. Rcvd: DTNS (1993). m. 31st March 1984, Y.M. To' Puan Noor Hashimah binti Abu Bakar (b. 1962), daughter of Encik Abu Bakar, of Kampung Bukit Gombang, Batu Kikir. He has issue, two sons and three daughters:
 
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