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Sir John. Sir John was created by the Singaporean author A. Damhoeri (Wan Teroena Djaja) and appeared in a number of stories, story serials and novels from 1938 to the early 1940s, beginning with “Boeaja Deli Diserkap Matjan Singapoera” (Doenia Pengalaman, Dec. 1938).

Sir John is a Great Detective. He is the Dutch-Indonesian head of the Singapore Secret Service. Although he is based in Singapore he is active across Southeast Asia solving crimes. He is assisted by his fiancée Suzanne and by the Malay policeman Soufyan, who Sir John treats with a marked lack of either racism or disrespect. In several stories written by Joesoef Sou’ib Sir John pursues Elang Emas.

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