Ramlee Awang Murshid

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Ramlee Awang Murshid
Ramlee Awang Mursyid di seminar penulis sepenuh masa.jpg
Born (1967-11-04) 4 November 1967 (age 51)
Papar, Sabah, Malaysia
OccupationWriter, columnist
EducationB.A., (Mass Communication)
Alma materUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia (2000)
SpouseDayang Aminah Datuk Aliudin (m. 1990)[1]
  • Muhammad Aizuddin

Ramlee Awang Murshid is a Malaysian novelist.

Life and career[edit]

Ramlee Awang was born in Papar in the state of Sabah on 4 November 1967. He attended in the Kapayan Primary School in Kota Kinabalu from 1974 to 1979. He graduated from Sabah College in 1984 after 4 years there. He furthered his studies from the National University of Malaysia, where he obtained his Certificate of Communication in 2000 as well as his Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Communication.[2]

He had involved himself in theatre since his teenage years, at times as a director, playwright or actor.[1] He was also a former reporter for Radio Televisyen Malaysia spanning 20 years from 1986 to 2010. His reporting job, which sometimes brought him to travel to various countries, played a significant role in his writing. Some of those works, which are set in faraway countries such as Japan, were inspired by his travels.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Dayang Aminah Datuk Aliudin since 19 February 1990. They have one child together named Muhammad Aizuddin.[1]


  • First runner for his novel Igauan Maut (1995) in Adult Novel Writing, hosted by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kota Kinabalu branch.
  • Sabah Literature Award 1995/1996 from his novel Igauan Maut
  • First runner up for Pei Pan novel, hosted by Sako Novel National Award 2002.
  • Sabah Literature Award 2004/2005 via novel Pei Pan
  • Sabah Literature Award 2006/2007 via novel Bagaikan Puteri (Like a princess)
  • Berita Harian Reader's Favourite Book Award 2009 via novel Hijab Sang Pencinta (2nd Runner Up)


No. Year Title Publisher Notes
01 1995 Igauan Maut Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka No longer published
02 1998 Tombiruo Alaf21 film: Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba
03 1999 Ranggau Alaf21
04 2000 Anugerah Pertama Creative Enterprise No longer published
05 2000 Mandatori Alaf21
06 2001 Semangat Hutan Alaf21
07 2002 Pei Pan UPDSB
08 2002 ADAM Alaf21
09 2003 Satu Janji Alaf21
10 2004 Tombiruo Terakhir Alaf21
11 2005 Rahsia Perindu Alaf21
12 2005 Bagaikan Puteri Alaf21
13 2006 Hatiku Di Harajuku Alaf21
14 2007 Cinta Sang Ratu Alaf21
15 2008 Ungu Karmila Alaf21
16 2008 Hijab Sang Pencinta Alaf21
17 2008 Personal Justice Alaf21 English translation of ADAM
18 2009 Mikhail Alaf21
19 2010 9 Nyawa Alaf21
20 2010 Cinta Sufi Alaf21
21 2011 Rayyan Fantasi Alaf21
22 2011 Sutera Bidadari Karangkraf
23 2011 Fiksyen 302 Karangkraf
24 2012 Sunan Musafir Karangkraf
25 2013 Aku Bercerita Karangkraf
26 2013 Magis Karangkraf
27 2014 Sunan Nanggroe Karangkraf
28 2014 Raudhah Karangkraf As part of the Jiwa Kacau 2 : Gaun Berdarah anthology
29 2014 Mitos RAMFC Originally released as a series every Saturday on Berita Harian in 2013
30 2014 Raudhah Karangkraf
31 2015 Tetamu Siang Karangkraf A part of the Jembalang anthology
32 2015 Sunan Cinta Nan Sakti Karangkraf
33 2016 Imaginasi Karangkraf
34 2017 Anding Ayangan Buku Prima
35 2018 Legasi Tombiruo Buku Prima

Adaptations of works[edit]

A film adaptation of one of Ramlee's more famous works, Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba, was co-produced by Astro Shaw, book publisher Karangkraf, Ideate Media and Ramlee's own production company Layar Sunan.[3][4] The film was released to cinemas on 16 October 2017.[5] The four companies are also in the process of making a film adaptation of another work titled Bagaikan Puteri,[6] a historical fiction novel surrounding a young lady who is flung into the 15th century and ends up falling for an admiral of the Aceh Sultanate.

The thriller novel Mandatori was made into a 6-part miniseries as an exclusive release on Malaysian satellite TV provider Astro's on-demand service Astro First late 2017.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Prinsip Ramlee Awang Murshid". Sinar Harian (in Malay). 4 May 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Mengenai Penulis - Ramlee Awang Murshid". Alaf21 (in Malay). (Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd.
  3. ^ Groves, Don (23 August 2016). "42 Entertainment Creates Characters For Malaysian Action-Thriller 'Tombiruo'". Forbes. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ Bissme S. (11 October 2017). "A writer's dream". The Sun. p. 22. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "cinema.com.my: Tombiruo". Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  6. ^ Shafizan Johari (22 October 2017). "Laksamana Sunan bakal ke layar perak". Astro Awani (in Malay). Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  7. ^ Chaw, Kenneth (22 December 2017). "'Mandatory' TV viewing". The Star (Star 2). p. 2. Retrieved 26 December 2017.