Y.M. Engku Datuk Ibrahim Bin Engku Ngah Y.M. Engku Datuk Ibrahim Bin Engku Ngah

A Historical Narration on the Federal Secretary Department of Sarawak Personage  (Second Series)
16 April 1998
National Archives of Malaysia

Y.M. Engku Datuk Ibrahim Bin Engku Ngah

  Y.M. Engku Datuk Ibrahim Bin Engku Ngah was born on 5 April 1932 in Kampung Raja, Besut Terengganu. He received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Raja, Besut Terengganu.

   Y.M. Engku Datuk Ibrahim later continued his studies at Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) in 1951 and obtained a 'Senior Cambridge' School Certificate. In 1967, he attended the designation course of 'establishment' at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London. Then in 1981, he followed a course in ‘Advanced Management Programme' at 'The Australian Administrative Staff College' in Melbourne, Australia.

   He began his service with the government in 1953 as an Assistant District Officer, Kuala Terengganu, Dungun, Hulu Terengganu and Besut until 1963. In 1963-1968, he was assigned as Assistant Secretary to the Perak State Government and in 1968 as a Dinding District Officer. Later in 1969, he was assigned as the Kedah State Development Officer and was transferred to Sarawak in 1972 in the same capacity.
            
  In February 1974, Engku Datuk Ibrahim was appointed as the Secretary General of the Sarawak State Affairs for only a month until March 1974 when the ministry was dissolved and replaced with the Office of Federal Secretary Sarawak. He was later appointed as the 7th Sarawak Federal Secretary until 1980. In 1980, he served as the Private Secretary of to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong up to 1985. He was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General at the Prime Minister's Department in 1985 and resigned on 5 April 1987. After retiring, he was appointed as Keeper of the Rulers' Seal of Malaysia on a contract basis from 1989 to early January 2011.
           
  During his service, he was awarded several honorary titles by the State Government and Federal Government namely P.S.D., D.S.A.P., D.P.M.S., D.S.D.K., P.N.B.S., A.M.P., P.P.C., and P.J.K. He was also actively involved in volunteerism initiatives and became a member of the Federal Territory Orphanage Association.

A Historical Narration
on the Federal Secretary Department of Sarawak Personage  (Second Series)
16 April 1998
National Archives of Malaysia