Kamil Mohd Ariff

1. Name: Kamil Mohamed Ariff, Dr, Sir

2. Occupation: Medical doctor, Member of the Federal Legislative Council

3. Date and place of birth: 1893, Butterworth, Penang

4. Education:

  1. King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapore
  2. St. Xavier’s Institution


5. Contributions:

  1. Housemanship at Penang General Hospital (1917-1918)
  2. Entered private practice and operated a clinic named ‘The New Dispensary’ in Hutton Lane, Penang (1918)
  3. Assistant Surgeon to District and General Hospitals in Penang in the Straits Settlement (1918-1941)
  4. Municipal Commissioner, George Town (1940-1945)
  5. Federal Legislative Council (1946-1956)
  6. Member, Nominated Council of Settlement, Penang (1948-1956)
  7. Represented Malaya at Ex-Services Association Conference in London (June 1960)
  8. Member, British Medical Association (BMA)
  9. Member, Penang Peranakan Club
  10. Member, Old Xavierian’s Association (OXA)
  11. Chairman, Penang Consultative Committee on Muslim Affairs (Muslim Advisory Board)
  12. Chairman, Penang Muslim Orphanage
  13. Founding Secretary, Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society (PMPS)
  14. President, Penang Rotary Club
  15. Chairman, Board of Visiting Justices, Penang
  16. Commissioner, Mohamedan and Hindu Endowment Boards
  17. Vice President, Automobile Association of Penang


6. Honours and Awards:

  1. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E) – 1950
  2. Justice of Peace
  3. M.C.H.
  4. L.M.S.
  5. F.I.V.



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



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