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Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (b. 6 December 1924, Singapore–23 March 2016, Singapore), also known as Mas, was an award-winning writer, editor and lecturer. A founding member of the Malay literary club, Angkatan Sasterawan ’50 (Asas ’50), he was a prominent expert and activist of the Malay language and culture in Singapore. Besides winning two prestigious Malay awards, the Tun Sri Lanang and the Pendeta (Scholar), Muhammad Ariff has also been honoured on the national and regional levels, receiving the Cultural Medallion (1987) and the Public Service Star (2000). from the Singapore government, as well as the Southeast Asian Write Award (1993). He was a freelance writer and special columnist of the Malay-language newspaper Berita Harian until his death.