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Rabu, 24 September 2008

Datu Fachruddin bin Sultan Mohammad Aminuddin of Sambaliung

Sambaliung dynasty is a branch of the dynasty of former Berau Kingdom, which was a rather important sultanate in NE part of Indonesian East-Kalimantan, which encompasses the later sultanates of Gunung Tabur(ruled by the main branch of Berau dynasty), Sambaliung and the more northern lying Bulungan Sultanate (which went away from Berau in 2nd half 18th century). So say that Berau only ruled short really over Bulungan with the Tidung area.
Strange enough the palaces of Gunung tabur and sambaliung are lying at 2 sides of a river and can look in each other palace nearly, rather peculair.
Theb dynasty is now busy to let make a former king of sambaliung a national hero: Raja Alam (1830-1834/1837-18..), who was much rebelling against the Dutch East-Indish-Government. He was also the first seperate King of Sambaliung.
The last ruling Sultan of Sambaliung ruled quite a long time: 1902-1920 as Regent-Sultan, 1920-1951 as Sultan and 1950-1959 as Bupati/districtchief of Berau.
he died in 1961.
Probably Datu fachruddin will be the next Sultan of Sambaliung and he is the main person behind the project to make his forefather a National Hero.

Donald Tick,
Pusat Dokumentasi Kerajaan-kerajaan Indonesia "Pusaka"
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