Zainul Abidin Sultan Mydin

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1. Name: Zainul Abidin bin Sultan Mydin / Zainul Abdin S.M., Haji

2. Occupation: Educationist, Social activist

3. Date of birth: October 3, 1898

4. Education:

  1. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), London
  2. Penang Free School


5. Contributions:

  1. Teacher, Penang Free School
  2. 20 years Specialist in Geography and Health Science
  3. Has taught English, Latin, French, Malay and Mathematics
  4. Headmaster, Francis Light School
  5. Inspector of Schools, Penang
  6. Wrote books for Malay schools, Ilmu Pengakap (Scouting for Boys), Ilmu Bumi (Essentials of Geography), Pelek Tetapi Benar (Strange but True Stories), Chontoh Karangan dalam Bahasa Melayu (Malay Sample Essays), Latihan Bahasa Kebangsaan (Malay Language Exercises)
  7. Taught English by correspondence to thousands of Malays
  8. Was in Boys Scout Movement for 30 years
  9. District Scout Commissioner, Penang and Province Wellesley
  10. President of Penang UMNO
  11. Established Parents’ Association


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Medal of Merit from Imperial Scout Headquarters, London
  2. Johan Mangku Negara (J.M.N.)
  3. Justice of Peace



Victor J. Morais (Ed.) (1959). The Leaders of Malaya and Who’s Who 1959-1960. Singapore: Fisher


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