Query by Megat Halim Azizi Bin Megat Noh

I received this comment from Sdr Megat Halim Azizi Bin Megat Noh questioning the genealogical fact I have put forward in this blog. I think it is proper for me to respond with facts and figures so that such unreliable hearsay will never again be used as an argument to discredit the official genealogy of the Megat Terawis Clan.

 

Below is the exact comments by him, written in Malay:

…Saya Megat Halim Azizi bin Megat Noh dari keturunan Megat Abu Kassim, mengikut sejarah keluarga saya, Megat Terawis II bukan anak dari Megat Menjanas, beliau adalah Putera kepada Daeng Selili iaitu Petta To’ Rawe. Beliau lah yang mengubati Megat Menjanas dan pergi berperang ke Aceh bersama Megat Menjanas untuk menyelamatkan Sultan Perak setelah menjadi tawanan perang didalam cerita Puteri Limau Purut.  Di sebabkan keakraban mereka berdua bagaikan anak dan bapa maka Sultan dan Megat Menjanas melantik beliau sebagai Bendahara. Beliau mempunyai tiga orang Putera iaitu Mergat Pendiar, Megat Samsuddin/Shamsu dan Megat Abu Kassim. Megat Abu Kassim tealah dilantik sebagai Bendahara . Sehingga Megat Abu Kassim berbalah dengan Sultan Perak ketika itu dan memulangkan jawatan Bendahara kepada Sultan Perak ketika itu…

Let me respond line by line.

“…mengikut sejarah keluarga saya, Megat Terawis II bukan anak dari Megat Menjanas, beliau adalah Putera kepada Daeng Selili iaitu Petta To’ Rawe. Beliau lah yang mengubati Megat Menjanas dan pergi berperang ke Aceh bersama Megat Menjanas untuk menyelamatkan Sultan Perak setelah menjadi tawanan perang didalam cerita Puteri Limau Purut…”

My question to you sir, please tell me what is your source of reference? To me, whoever told you about this does not know his history. He doesn’t even know the history of the Megats, the Perak Sultanate and also the Bugis Rajas which includes Daeng Selili. For your information Sdr Megat Halim and other readers out there, Daeng Selili flourished in Perak during the reign of Sultan Muzaffar Shah III. Whereas the story of Puteri Limau Purut was during the reign of Sultan Mukaddam Shah!

 

About the Bendahara who went to Acheh was not Megat Menjanas but Megat Abdullah. He is known as Bendahara Garang. According to the genealogy, Megat Menjanas is the son of this Bendahara Garang Megat Abdullah. Most probably Megat Menjanas accompanied his father to Acheh for the Limau Purut quest. Highly unlikely for Daeng Selili to be there to cure Megat Menjanas’ wounds.

 

“Di sebabkan keakraban mereka berdua bagaikan anak dan bapa maka Sultan dan Megat Menjanas melantik beliau sebagai Bendahara. Beliau mempunyai tiga orang Putera iaitu Mergat Pendiar, Megat Samsuddin/Shamsu dan Megat Abu Kassim.”

 

Do you know that Megat Menjanas was married to Sultan Muzaffar Shah II’s sister? And, do you know that Daeng Selili was married to Raja Ngah (some people say the name was Raja Su) who is a daughter of Yang Dipertuan Muda Mansur Shah? For your information, this wife of Daeng Selili is the younger sister of the 3 – brother Perak Sultans – Sultan Alauddin Mughayat Shah, Sultan Muzaffar Shah III and Sultan Muhammad Shah. And, for your information, these Sultans are grandsons of Sultan Muzaffar Shah II.

The diagram below illustrates the genealogical relationship:

 

The Genealogical Relationship between the Sultans of Perak, the Megats and the Daengs.

In terms of genealogical relationship, Megat Terawis II is the first cousin to the 3 brother Sultans of Perak. Daeng Selili on the other hand, married the younger sibling of the 3 – Raja Su/Raja Ngah. Through this partnership, we can easily say that Daeng Selili is married to Megat Terawis II’s first cousin. Most probably both Daeng Selili and Megat Terawis II are close due to family ties. Definitely, Megat Terawis is not the son of Daeng Selili. If I were a Daeng, I would definitely name my son a Daeng too! Why should I name my son a Megat!? If you say that the Daeng’s wife is a Raja, you got to accept the fact that  Daeng is the Bugis-equivalent of the title ‘Raja’.

“Megat Abu Kassim tealah dilantik sebagai Bendahara . Sehingga Megat Abu Kassim berbalah dengan Sultan Perak ketika itu dan memulangkan jawatan Bendahara kepada Sultan Perak ketika itu”

I think you should read my earlier articles about the resignation of Megat Abu Kassim. I wouldn’t say that the Bendahara ‘berbalah’ with the Sultan. Get your facts right.

To me, there’s no truth in what Megat Halim is trying to highlight. Maternally, I am a direct descendant of Daeng Selili too. I know my roots very well – supported by hard facts and of course ‘cerita orang tua2’. Therefore, I challenge you to provide credible evidence about this matter. Without such evidence, …don’t talk lah! This is just like the wannabe-rajas Ahmad Nasir and Noor Jan’s case.

 

To conclude:

You should learn Perak History first before arguing on historical facts. Learn about the order of Sultans. Sultan Mukaddam Shah was the 6th Sultan and Sultan Muzaffar Shah III was the 13th Sultan. Even worse, Daeng Selili flourished during the latter and Megat Abdullah flourished during the former. Through my genealogical diagram above, I have illustrated and proven that Megat Terawis II is not a son of Daeng Selili. However, they are related through marriage. Without any evidence, we can just discard your argument.

Thank you.

About Megat Iskandar At-Terawis

Born 18 February 1979. Received primary education at King Edward VII School, Taiping, Perak and continued his secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak (1992-1996). He was awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Department to further his studies in the United Kingdom. Completed his A-Levels at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kindom in 1999 and gained entry to the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom. Graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Computing and Accounting & Finance in 2002. He later pursued his post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2003 specialising in Malay Aristocratic Genealogy. Former Chairman of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) from 2001-2003. He was a banker by profession – specialising in Cash Management & Islamic Finance. He is now heading the corporate affairs of a technology company based in Putrajaya. An appointed member of the Community Representative Council for Putrajaya (MPPWP Sub-Zone H) by the Minister of Federal Territories. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee for Persatuan Darul Ridzuan, heading its Heritage Bureau. He is also the founder and currently serving as Secretary of the Persatuan Keturunan Megat Terawis Malaysia (The Megat Terawis Clan Association of Malaysia). A Grade 8 holder in Pianoforte, he is an active musician, composer and arranger. He married his 3rd cousin – Puteri Nuur Khadijah Binti Megat Ramli in 2004 and was blessed with two children – Megat Idris Naquiyuddin and Puteri Mariam Sophia.
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4 Responses to Query by Megat Halim Azizi Bin Megat Noh

  1. Megat Halim says:

    Terima kaseh diatas informasi yang Saudara berikan, saya tidaklah gila kuasa seperti mereka yang Saudara nyatakan. Dan tidak juga terlalu taksub dengan keturunan. Adakah saudara berasa saya mengugat kenyataan-kenyataan saudara sehingga saudara berasa tiada siapa bolih memberikan pendapat diruang ini? Wassalam.

    • Megat Iskandar At-Terawis says:

      Jangan salah faham Sdr Megat Halim. Sesiapa sahaja boleh memberikan pandangan dan pendapat di ruang ini. Namun, sekiranya pandangan merupakan satu pertikaian fakta, maka seharusnya diberikan hujah dan dalil yang sahih bagi menyokong pendapat yang diberikan.

      Saya sedikit pun tak tergugat dengan pandangan yang saudara berikan kerana dengan terlalu mudah sahaja saya boleh mengenepikan pernyataan tersebut. Ini adalah kerana pernyataan tersebut tidak sahih dan tidak selari dengan tahun kehidupan tokoh-tokoh dalam sejarah yg kita maksudkan.

      Saya mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada saudara kerana mengetengahkan hujah ini kerana sekurang2nya dapat saya sangkal dengan fakta dan dalil yang kukuh. Selepas ini, sekiranya ada lagi pihak menggunakan fakta yg diberikan saudara itu, maka dengan mudah sahaja mereka boleh merujuk kepada jawapan dan hujah saya.

  2. Putri shafiqah Binti Megat Khairol Anuar says:

    Terima kasih . Apa perbezaan Megat Terawis dengan Megat Teraweh ?? Saya ingin tahu .🙂

    • Megat Iskandar At-Terawis says:

      senang aje….bahasa standard dengan loghat Perak

      e.g. HABIS = HABEH
      NIPIS = NIPEH
      LUKIS = LUKEH
      TERAWIS = TERAWEH

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