Owner of two Hang Tuah keris vows to never sell them

Rare artefacts: The Keris Sundang (top) and Keris Hukum (bottom) were believed to have belonged to Hang Tuah which have been passed down from generation to generation since about 600 years ago. — Bernama

MELAKA: Despite receiving an offer of up to RM1mil for the 600-year-old “Keris Sundang” and “Keris Hukum”, believed to have belonged to Hang Tuah, Tun Muhammad Amin Tun Ahmad will never sell them.

Tun Muhammad Amin, 49, who claimed to be the 11th heir of the legendary Malay warrior, said the heirlooms are priceless.

He said he and his family had been approached by several parties to buy heirlooms and artefacts that were in their possession, including the two keris and a small cannon, known as “Meriam Rentaka”.“They are relics that are passed down from generation to generation. They are priceless valuables and we don’t intend to sell them,” he told reporters here, Bernama reported.

Tun Muhammad Amin, from Bintan Island, in Riau, Indonesia, was met after handing the two keris to Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh.

It will be displayed at the Hang Tuah exhibition scheduled for next month.

Tun Muhammad Amin said he would also lend several other relics, including bracelets, notebooks and his family tree, to be displayed at the exhibition.

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