KOTA RAJA MAHADI
Mahadi is situated at Bukit Kota in Klang. This fort was
actually an arch of the fort. This historic fort is closely
related to the history of Klang town. In the olden days, there
was a struggle between Raja Mahadi and Raja Abdullah for the
control of the Klang district.
Kubu (bahagian dalam) Kota Raja Mahadi Klang
the Batu Bahara ethnic group and the Bugis Melayu ethnic group
in the year 1866 intensified the rivalry among Raja Mahadi and
Raja Abdullah in Klang.
Kubu (bahagian luar) Kota Raja Mahadi Klang
hatred towards Raja Abdullah was further intensified when
Muhammad Akib, from the Batu Bahara ethnic group inform Raja
Mahadi that he was ever willing to help him if he wanted to
attack Raja Abdullah. This was because Raja Abdullah did not
want to punish one of the villager from the Bugis Melayu ethnic
group who had murdered one of the villager from the Batu Bahara
Laluan pejalan kaki dibina untuk meninjau sungai Klang di atas
Bukit Kota, iaitu kubu Kota Raja Mahadi di Klang.
In the meantime, Raja Abdullah was given the power and
authority by Sultan Abdul Samad to control and rule Klang. Raja
Abdullah was able to convince the Chinese tin miners to mine in
Klang and in return Raja Abdullah was able to get lucrative tin
ore from Klang. Hence Raja Mahadi was beginning to get jealous
of Raja Abdullah richness and power although Raja Mahadi got a
complimentary payment from Raja Mahadi each month.
Keterangan Mengenai Pusara Pahlawan Bugis di atas Bukit Kota,
Kota Raja Mahadi Klang.
Therefore when there was a misunderstanding between the Bugis
and the Batu Bahara ehnic group and when Raja Abdullah refused
to punish the Bugis, Raja Mahadi took this opportunity to seek
revenge. Hence the Klang war broke out in 1866 between Raja
Mahadi and Raja Abdullah. Raja Mahadi was supported by the Batu
Bahara Clan whereas Raja Abdullah and his sons Raja Ismail and
Raja Hassan was supported by the Bugis.
Pusara Panglima Raja Mahadi berketurunan Bugis,
di atas Bukit Kota, Kota Raja Mahadi Klang.
However, in the beginning of the war the local people were
not involved. At that time Raja Mahadi stayed on top of a hill
which until today still exist a fort entrance that is, Fort Raja
Mahadi. The position of Fort Raja Mahadi was very strategic.
This Fort was built on a hill not far from the river. All ships
and boats that sailed through to Pangkalan Batu and Gudang Raja
Abdullah were easily intercepted.
In order to further strengthened his fort he sought the help
of Baba Tek Cheng who was promised a piece of land if Raja
Mahadi won the war. With strategic position of the fort he was
able to intercept all ships sailing to Raja Abdullah's
Keterangan mengenai Kota Raja Mahadi yang dibina pada 1866 dalam
In the end, the
people under the control of Raja Abdullah's
sons, Raja Ismail and Raja Hasan faced shortage of food.
However, Raja Ismail and Raja Hasan managed to get out of the
warehouse to seek assistance for their who were at Melaka.
Raja Abdullah, seteru Raja Mahadi membina Gedung Raja Abdullah,
boleh dilihat daripada pintu gerbang ini.
Raja Mahadi has never paid his monthly tax all this while to
Sultan Abdul Samad who stayed at Langat and this angered the
Sultan. Sultan Abdul Samad decided to take revenge by giving
full power to his son in law Raja Kudin to control Klang. Thus,
Raja Ismail was supported by Raja Kudin and the people of Kedah
in the Klang War against Raja Mahadi. Raja Mahadi was attacked
form the land as well as from the river. After several months of
fighting and with the food supply getting low, Raja Mahadi
quietly retreated from Klang and went to Kuala Selangor. The
people of Raja Mahadi also surrendered with the condition that
the children and the women were not harmed.
Bukit Kota, di atasnya dibina tembok daripada tanah yang menjadi
kubu Raja Mahadi, kini menjadi tapak bangunan Majlis Perbandaran
Hence the Fort Raja Mahadi fell into the hand of Tungku Kudin
on March 1870 after six months the fort was surrounded and
attacked. Sultan Abdul Samad handed over the ruling power of
Klang to Tungku Kudin. Fort Raja Mahadi became the fort of
defence for Tungku Kudin. However, the fort became unimportant
after the war ended.