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Our Legacy



Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato Hj SOK Ubaidulla (1973 - 1976)
  • Founder and First President
  • Successfully brought some 40 associations under one umbrella and laid the foundation for PERMIM
Tuan Hj Mohamed Ismail Shariff (1976 - 1988)
  • Instrumental in purchasing 0.5 acre land in Kelana Jaya for PERMIM
  • Instrumental in setting up Koperasi PERMIMA and own newspaper "Nam Kural"
  • Carried out initiatives to surface socio-economic issues affecting the community, published a paper by Bro Seeni Naina Mohamed entitled "Analisa Kedudukan Orang-Orang Islam Keturunan India di Malaysia Sekarang dan Rancangan Kemajuan Masa Hadapan"
Y. Bhg. Dato' Hj SMI Shaik Alauddeen (1988 - 1990)
  • Instrumental in purchasing of the premises in Malayan Mansion, Jalan Masjid India for PERMIM headquarters
Y. Bhg. Dato' Hj Mohd Iqbal (1990 - 1992)
  • Convenor of the 1969 Convention under the auspices of the Perak Muslim Progressive Association, Taiping, which led to the formation of national umbrella body for Indian Muslim organizations in Malaysia.
  • Co-founder of PERMIM and Pro-tem Secretary and drafted the PERMIM constitution and registered the entity.
  • Organizer of the First Delegates Conference of PERMIM in 1973 and continued his commitment as General Secretary until 1976.
  • Head of the Youth Wing in 1986, initiated and implemented various development programmes such as entrepreneurship development, youth leadership development, educational programmes etc.
  • Instrumental in bringing corporate style management to PERMIM, focused on community related developments such as Wawasan 2020 conference, zakat and haj seminars, organized protest and submitted Memorandum on the Gulf War and on Babri Masjid, coordinated International Islamic Literary Congress in India and helped to found the Muslim Restaurant Owners Association.
Saudara Shahul Hameed Shaik Mohideen (1992 - 1998)
  • Brought semblance of unity and purpose to PERMIM
  • Promoted expansion of PERMIM via establishment of more branches
  • Put to use idle land for car parking to generate income and cleaned up debts
  • Secured documentation relating to PERMIM properties
  • Focussed on education and youth related activities, instrumental in organizing First Economic Seminar on Wawasan 2020 with participation of community leaders and intellectuals
  • Instrumental in establishing the PERMIM Education Fund
Tuan Hj Anver Hussain Maricar (1998 - 2001)
  • Successfully inaugurated the Education Fund Board, continued focus on education and economy, architect of first business seminar on SMI
  • Obtained increased attention and awareness from the government regarding PERMIM's role as the sole representative of Indian Muslims in Malaysia
  • Appointed by Prime Minster as member of 2nd Majlis Perundangan Ekonomi Negara (MAPEN), participated along with many prominent political and business leaders, developed and submitted memorandum to MAPEN outlining issues and solutions affecting the community
  • Appointed by the PM as a member of the panel, the Advisory Council for Community Development and National Integration
  • Architect of a Joint Venture with a property developer to develop PERMIM land but JV was prevented from being carried out by community leaders
Y. Bhg. Dato' Hj Jamarul Khan Hj Kadir (2001 - 2005)
  • Brought higher visibility and acceptance by the government and other national NGOs through his active involvement in national NGOs
  • Headed the Masjid India Action Committee to protest against the canopy structure in front of Masjid India
  • Mobilized print and electronic media and people power to convince the government to dismantle part of the canopy structure blocking the view and access to the mosque
Y. Bhg. Dato' Dr. Hj. Syed Ebrahim Mohd Esmail (2005 to 2014)
  • Fostered greater interaction with branches and affiliates through regular dialogues and consultations
  • Increased the membership of PERMIM
  • Initiated steps to sell land in Kelana Jaya and buy a completed building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
  • Completed the purchase of Wisma PERMIM and the movement of PERMIM headquarters to Wisma PERMIM
  • Fostered rapport and interaction with all Muslim NGOs
  • Reactivated Youth Wing to foster closer co-operation among diverse youth groups
  • Consistent in raising the issue of bumiputera status for the community
  • Consistent in requesting the Government to appoint senators from among the Indian Muslim community
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