A Guardian of Acheen Street

By Lim Sok Swan, Dr Mustafa K Anuar

July 2018 FEATURE
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Acheen Street Mosque is a gazetted site protected under the Antiquities Act 1976.
Cikgu Mat, a community leader, teacher and records keeper recently passed away. His contributions to Acheen Street and the surrounding area were great and should not be forgotten.Lebuh Acheh or Acheen Street, as it is popularly known among those old enough to remember, is a hugely significant thoroughfare. For example, it was once the center of Malay-Muslim trading in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, and also the hub for Arabic education as well as hajj activities.Tengku Syed Hussein...

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Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.

Dr Mustafa K Anuar

was a Senior Fellow at Penang Institute who appreciates, among other things, history and heritage as they help him to understand the present. He now writes for an online newspaper.