|Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Panglima
|10th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah|
1 January 2011
|Preceded by||Ahmadshah bin Abdullah|
|Speaker of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly|
15 December 2002 – 1 January 2011
|Preceded by||Hassan Alban Sandukong|
|Succeeded by||Salleh Said Keruak|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kinabatangan, Sabah
21 October 1990 – 29 November 1999
|Preceded by||Pitting Mohd. Ali|
|Succeeded by||Bung Moktar Radin|
5 November 1953 |
Tambisan Island, Sandakan Division, British North Borneo
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
United Sabah National Organisation (USNO)
|Spouse(s)||Norlidah R.M. Jasni|
|Residence||Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|Alma mater||Wolverhampton Polytechnic|
Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Haji Mahiruddin (born 5 November 1953 in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia) is a Malaysian politician and the current Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of Sabah. He was formerly a member of the Dewan Rakyat and served as the Deputy Speaker from 1990 to 1999. Juhar is a founding member of the United Malays National Organisation's (UMNO) branch in Sabah.
Juhar Mahiruddin was born on Tambisan Island, off the coast of the Sandakan Division in Sabah in 1953 to a political family. His father, Mahiruddin Husin was a member of the United Sabah National Organisation (USNO).
He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1977 and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1980. He served as a first-class magistrate from 1981 to 1982 and went into private practice from 1982 to 1985.
Juhar joined USNO, a Barisan Nasional (BN) component at the time, and campaigned unsuccessfully for office twice, before being elected to Dewan Rakyat for Kinabatangan in 1990. He was also appointed as the Deputy Speaker of upon taking his seat in parliament, and served throughout his term as member of parliament.
USNO had been experiencing a decline since 1976, when it lost the state government to the Sabah People's United Front (BERJAYA), which later joined BN. It was disbanded in 1991, and Juhar was involved in negotiations that culminated in the entry of UMNO into Sabah, and the absorption of USNO members into UMNO.
He was not selected to contest the 1999 general election, but remained active in politics. In 2002, he was appointed as the Speaker of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly. He continued to serve until December 2010, when he was appointed the 10th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Mizan Zainal Abidin. He was sworn in on 1 January 2011.
Juhar is married to Norlidah R.M. Jasni and has four children.
Titles and awards
During his installation as the Governor, Juhar was made the Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK), carrying the title of "Datuk Seri Panglima".
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- "Juhar kini bergelar Tun". Berita Harian. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
Ahmadshah bin Abdullah
|Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah
2011 – Present