History of St. John Ambulance of Malaysia in Perak
The St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade Perak has their records and progress since 1938. The first Division was formed under the leadership of the Y.M Raja Musa bin Raja Mahadi at Teluk Anson with Dr. Chang Hoey Chan, Rev Father J. Edmond as Divisional Superintendent and Mr. A.E Perera who was the First Hon. Secretary. The Office was at Tocon Board Building, Ipoh and then at Ipoh Town Hall in 1945.
In 1950, Y.M Raja Musa bin Raja Mahadi came to Ipoh and he was elected as one of the Vice Presidents of the association. Tuan Haji Wahab bin Toh Muda Abdul Aziz was elected President of the Association and Mr. Lim Guan Choe as the Secretary and Treasurer in 1950. St. John Ambulance Association was revived in 1950 and the Association looked into its growth and expansion. The Association members at that time planned to have own SJAA Building in Ipoh.
In 1951, Mr. G.S. Walker who was the Chairman Ipoh Town Council, Ipoh agreed to give a piece of land (1½ acres) and the Government favorably considered and approved. On 4th September 1957, the Duke Gloucestor laid the foundation stone of the RM 100,000.00 headquarters building of the St. John Ambulance Association at Anderson Road Ipoh which at present is known as Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, Ipoh.
On 26th July 1958 St. John Ambulance Association Patron Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah, Sultan of Perak officiated the opening of the Building which consisted of hall and office.
Formation of Division in Ipoh
Dr. R.E Anderson Deputy Chief Medical and Health Officer in Perak officially confirmed to activate back activities. Since then the Association membership grew to about 9,000 and the Brigade strength to 2,204 year by year membership grew and at present there are about 10,000 members.
The First Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade Perak was formed on 16th September 1940 at St. Michael’s Institution Ipoh. Before the second World War started the total strength of the Brigade in Perak was about 2,000 members. After the War ended on 15th August 1945, a few Brigade members rallied around to form and activate back “FOR THE SERVICE OF MANKIND”.
27th July 1963 – St. John Ambulance Association Perak celebrated its Silver Jubilee at the St. John Ambulance Headquarters Building Ipoh.
11th Sept 1965 – St. John Ambulance Brigade Perak celebrated its Silver Jubilee on at the St. John Ambulance Headquarters Building Ipoh.
Summary of Strength
|Perak Corps No. 1 Ipoh||3 Divisions||110 strong||Mohd Yusoff b. H.A. Rahim|
|Perak Corps No. 2 T. Anson||7 Divisions||290 strong||Martin Yong|
|Perak Corps No. 3 Ipoh||5 Divisions||109 strong||Martin Dicom|
|Perak Corps No. 4 K. Kangsar||3 Divisions||78 strong|
|Perak Corps No. 5 Slim/Tg Malim||4 Divisions||78 strong||Tn Hj Zakaria A. Razak|
|Perak Corps No. 6 T. Anson||7 Divisions||263 strong||Austin Ambrose|
|Perak Corps No. 7 Kampar||5 Divisions||147 strong||Wong Thye Ping|
|Perak Corps No. 8 Sg. Siput||8 Divisions||161 strong||Soo Nam Sooi|
|Perak Corps No. 1 Ipoh||8 Divisions||225 strong||Che Yick Wun Pooi|
|50 Divisions||1461 strong|
|Unattached to any corps||33 Divisions||554 strong|
|Recruits at Taiping Area||7 Divisions||189 strong|
|90 Divisions||2204 strong|
|Nursing Divisions 3 & 9||2 Divisions|
|Nursing Cadet Divisions||1 Divisions|
|Ambulance Cadet Divisions
2,6,7,13,14 & 17
LeadersY.M Raja Musa bin Raja Mahadi 1958 – 1964 Area Commissioner Mr. Lim Gua Choe 1964 – 1972 Area Commissioner Mr. Ang Lye Hong 2014 – Present State Commander Y. Bhg Dato’ Hj Mohd Zainal Abidin bin H.A Kadir 1996 – Present
Mr. A.E Perera 1958 – 1964
Mr. Lim Guan Choe 1964 – 1972
Mr. The Chin Seong 1972 – 1996
Mr. Manin Singh 1996 – 2014
Mr.Lim Jit Theam 2014 – Present
“Amazing” that was the word used in 1938 to describe the progress made in Perak, now after 60 years of service to the people of Perak, we can use the same word again to describe the progress made in the State. Perak still leads the way and shall always be ready to answer the call to duty for state and country just as we were ready before the fall of Malaya to the Japanese in 1941. To all our past officers and members of this great organisation, we the present officers and members salute you and promise to continue what you had stated 60 years ago for the Service of Mankind.
THE STATE COMMANDER OF
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE OF MALAYSIA
STATE OF PERAK DARUL RIDZUAN
Y.Bhg. Encik Ang Lye Hong, PMP., AMP., PPN., PJK., OStJ
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