|Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Haji
Jamaluddin Mohd. Jarjis
|Jamaluddin with US president Barack Obama in 2009|
|Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation|
24 March 2004 – 17 March 2008
|Succeeded by||Maximus Ongkili|
|Member of Parliament for Rompin|
1990 – 4 April 2015
|Preceded by||Mohamed Amin Daud|
25 May 1951|
Pekan, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Died||4 April 2015
Semenyih, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
|Resting place||Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation–Barisan Nasional|
|Alma mater||University of Manchester
University of Manitoba
Jamaluddin bin Mohd. Jarjis (25 May 1951 – 4 April 2015) was a Malaysian politician and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. He served as the Chairman of 1 Malaysia Peoples' Housing (PR1MA), and Malaysian special envoy to the US.
While serving as Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Jamaluddin oversaw the Angkasawan program, which resulted in Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor becoming the first Malaysian in space on 10 October 2007, when he blasted off to the International Space Station on board Soyuz TMA-11.
Jamaluddin held various positions in the Cabinet of Malaysia:
- Second Minister of Finance (November 2002 – January 2004)
- Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (January 2004 – March 2004)
- Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (March 2004 – March 2008)
- Malaysian Ambassador to the United States with ministerial status (July 2009 – February 2012)
Jamaluddin Jarjis completed his secondary education in Sultan Abu Bakar School (SABS), Kuantan
On 4 April 2015, Jamaluddin Jarjis was killed when a AS 3655N2 Dauphin (Registration Number 9M-1GB) crashed into a jungle at Jalan Sungai Lalang in Kampung Pasir Baru near Semenyih, Selangor. Among those were killed including a businessman, CEO of SP Baiduri Sdn Bhd, Tan Huat Seang and also a Private Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Azlin Alias. His body was buried at Makam Pahlawan, located inside Masjid Negara compound, Kuala Lumpur.
|1990||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||20,994||71%||Salim Ahmad (PAS)||17,579||26%|
|1995||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||18,531||73%||Yahya Awang (PAS)||5,706||23%|
|1999||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||15,907||60%||Mazlan Mohamed Yasin (PAS)||9,879||37%|
|2004||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||19,359||64%||Sukri Ahmad (PAS)||10,009||33%|
|2008||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||21,308||65%||Mazlan Mohamed Yasin (PAS)||10,629||32%|
|2013||Jamaluddin Jarjis (UMNO)||30,040||66.8%||Nuridah Mohd Salleh (PAS)||14,926||33.2%|
- "PR1MA wujud imbangan pembelaan". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 6 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- "Two new Ministers, one new deputy". The Star (Star Publications). 20 November 2002. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- Bernama First Malaysian Goes Into Space, Nation Sets History 10 October 2007
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.