Heart & Soul: Cop proves mettle in 1940s Kampar, gets medal for gallantry


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  • Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

Sir Edward Gent congratulating Sher Mohamed with a firm handshake. Photo: Mohamed Rafique Sher Mohamed

When the war came to an end in 1945, my late father Sher Mohamed Allah Baksh was based in Port Swettenham as Port Officer with the rank of Keibu Ho (sub-inspector in the police force under the Japanese occupation).

Even though life was very hard and food was scarce, our family survived the Japanese regime.

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