Continuing from the article Masjid (Mosque of) Tengkera, Melaka.
Di luar perkarangan Masjid Tengkera, terletak satu tanah perkuburan Islam.
Just outside the courtyard of the mosque of Tengkera, there lies a Muslim cemetery.
Pada satu sudut tanah perkuburan itu terdapat sebuah makam tertentu!
At one corner of the cemetery there lies a certain tomb!
This tomb is gazetted as a place of much historical value. It is owned by Sultan Hussin Shah, a Sultan of the Johor-Riau-Lingga in the 19th Century. For more information, please click and open the picture above in another window ya... Go on!
Sekarang mari kita ke makam.
Now let's go to the tomb.
As it is, it was during the rule of this Sultan that the English-Dutch Treaty of 1824 was signed resulting in the Malay world especially the Johor-Riau-Lingga empire which is said to be the continuation of the powers and influence of the Melaka empire broken into two... Becoming one part controlled by the colonialist English, another part with the Dutch holding sway.
Singapura yang pernah menjadi pusat pemerintahan empayar itu zaman Sultan Hussin pula tergadai kepada Inggeris lalu dijadikan pengkalan mereka. Natijahnya, Singapura terus menjadi pengkalan kuasa-kuasa asing yang mahu menggugat kedaulatan orang Melayu hingga ke hari ini!
Singapura (please, I dispise using the Anglicised word Singapore much like I dispise using the word Malacca for Melaka) which used to be the centre of administration during the rule of Sultan Hussin was thus practically pawned to the English (or British) and became their main fort. The result, Singapura continued to become the main base for foreign forces to threaten the sovereignity of the Malay people till this very day!
Sultan Hussin was forced to leave Singapura and thus resided in Melaka where he died at. Modern history has witnessed the part of the Malay lands under English influenced then emerged as the nation of Malaysia, the parts under Dutch influence became the Republic of Indonesia. Singapura in turn is controlled by non-Malays. Oh, for information, Sultan Hussin is the father to Sultan Baginda Ali. Read back this article Makam (tomb of) Baginda Ali. That's all! :]