Muhammad Haji Salleh (2974 words)

  • Mohammad Quayum (International Islamic University Malaysia )
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.2: Hong Kong, Singaporean, Malaysian and Myanmar Writing and Culture.

Malaysia’s best-known bilingual poet, Muhammad Haji Salleh was born on 26 March 1942, in a village called Temerlok, Trong, in British Malaya. Soon after his birth he moved to Sungai Acheh, Penang, where he began schooling in Sungai Acheh School in 1949. On completion of his standard three education, he was chosen to continue his studies in an English medium Anglo-Chinse School, Nibung Tebal. A year later, he moved to Bukit Mertajam, his mother’s hometown, and entered High School Bukit Mertajam as a student of Standard (Year) Six. In 1958, Muhammad entered the Malay College, Kuala Kangsa, a prominent institution for the Malay nobility and elites. Upon completion of his Cambridge Secondary School Certificate Education in 1960, he …

Quayum, Mohammad. "Muhammad Haji Salleh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 January 2007
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