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Temenggung (Jawi: تماڠڬوڠ; also Temenggong[1] and Tumongong[2]) is an ancient Malay title of nobility, usually given to the chief of public security. The Temenggung is usually responsible for the safety of the monarch as well as the state police and army. The office was usually a stepping stone to the higher title of Bendahara, or Grand vizier.

In the Sultanate of Johor, the Temenggung of Muar held a fief (centered in Segamat) for approximately two centuries and the Temenggung of Johor was of the head of fief (Johor mainland) between 1760 and 1868. The full rendition of the Johor Temenggung was Temenggung Seri Maharaja. Although the Temenggung was the head of the fief's administration, the Temenggung held the kingdom of Johor and Singapore by virtue of his being a vassal of the Sultan.[1] During that time, the sultan was practically a puppet. In 1868, Temenggung Abu Bakar declared himself as a maharaja, assumed control over Muar and declared himself an independent ruler. In 1885, he assumed the title of sultan with the blessing of Britain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turnbull, C.M. (1977). A History of Singapore: 1819-1975. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-580354-X. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Charles Burton (1965). An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. 

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Bernama
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:18:45 -0700

Noordin went to the Temenggung Abdul Rahman 1 primary school in Johor Bahru. He continued his secondary education from Form 1 to Form 4 at Sekolah Menengah Datuk Jaafar, also in Johor Bahru, while his Form 5 education was in Sekolah Menengah ...
 
Jakarta Post
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:56:15 -0700

They destroyed rubber trees that have been planted for years,” tribal leader Temenggung Buyung said on Thursday. Temenggung said he had reported the case to the regency's forestry office, but had received no response on how to prevent the elephants ...
 
The Borneo Post
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:56:15 -0700

The students participated under four houses: Rosli Dhobi, Rentap, Syarif Masahor and Temenggung Jugah. The championship was divided into `field' and `track' events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 4x100m, 4x400m, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple ...
 
Malaysia Chronicle
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:44:55 -0700

Most tellingly, Chinese immigrants in Johor were mainly brought in by Temenggung Ibrahim and his son Sultan Abu Bakar, who had not a single drop of English blood. In other words, the immigrant communities were really more the natural consequence of ...
 
Pontianak Post
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:18:45 -0700

Gelar pahlawan nasional disertai piagam dan tanda gelar Raden Temenggung Setia Pahlawan dari Kalbar diberikan pada masa kepemimpinan Presiden BJ Habibie pada 13 Oktober 1999. Penghargaan diberikan atas jasa-jasa yang luar biasa dan tindak ...
 
Bernama
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:33:00 -0700

Noordin menghabiskan zaman persekolahan rendahnya di Sekolah Rendah Temenggung Abdul Rahman 1 (STAR 1), Johor Bahru. Beliau meneruskan persekolahan menengah dari tingkatan 1 hingga 4 di Sekolah Menengah Datuk Jaafar (SDJ), Johor ...
 
Kaltim Post
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700

SENDAWAR - Dua ruas jalan utama di Kecamatan Damai menjadi perhatian Pemkab Kubar pada 2014 ini. Yakni pemeliharaan jalan sepanjang 4 kilometer dari simpang Kecamatan Muara Lawa/Jalan trans Kalimantan ke ibu kota Kecamatan Damai, dan ...

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JPNN.com
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:33:45 -0700

... di kemendagri yang diduduki mantan jubir. Yakni Yuswandi A. Temenggung yang kini menjadi sekjen kemendagri. Yuswandi dulu pernah menduduki kursi Plt kapuspen di era Mendagri Hari Sabarno. Dua lagi, Saut Situmorang dan Reydonnyzar Moenek.
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