Mohd Khalil Yaakob

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This is a Malay name; the name Yaakob is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohd Khalil.
Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Utama
Mohd Khalil Yaakob
6th Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 June 2004
Chief Minister
Preceded by Syed Ahmad bin Syed Mahmud Shahabuddin
Malaysian Minister of Information
In office
1999–2004
Succeeded by Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
Menteri Besar of Pahang
In office
14 August 1986 – 22 May 1999
Preceded by Najib Tun Razak
Succeeded by Adnan Yaakob
Personal details
Born (1937-12-29) 29 December 1937 (age 76)
Kuantan, Pahang, Federated Malay States
Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Spouse(s) Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama Zurina Kassim
Alma mater University of Malaya
Profession Diplomat
Religion Islam

Tun Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the Malaysian state of Melaka. Khalil is a United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) politician from Pahang, and served as the state's Menteri Besar for more than 10 years.[1] He was appointed as Governor in 2004 by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Early life[edit]

Born in Kuantan, Khalil attended Malay College Kuala Kangsar and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Malaya. He was a career diplomat and served in Italy, Morocco, Singapore and Indonesia.

Political career[edit]

Khalil is a member of UMNO and served on its supreme council from 1984.[2] He became party secretary-general in 1999 until his appointment as governor.[3]

His was first elected to the Bukit Ibam state seat in the Pahang State Assembly during the 1978 general elections. In 1982, he won the Maran parliamentary seat and was appointed Deputy Minister of Education. He joined the Cabinet in 1984, serving as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

Khalil won the Bukit Tajau state seat in the 1986 general elections, and became Menteri Besar of Pahang. He served for three terms, until 1999. In the 1999 general elections, he rejoined federal politics and was elected as Member of Parliament for Kuantan.[4] He was appointed Minister of Information but did not contest the next election, held in 2004.

In April 2001, a police report was lodged by Pahang state assemblyman Fauzi Abdul Rahman alleging that Mohd Khalil misappropriated state resources as Pahang Menteri Besar.[5]

Governor[edit]

On 4 June 2004, Khalil was appointed Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Melaka by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin.[6]

During his term as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor), Khalid's main goal was to make Malacca a progress state in the year 2010. He was also made Malacca City as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008.

Interests[edit]

Mohd Khalil is fan of Indian actor M. G. Ramachandran and Tamil cinema in general. In August 2011, he re-enacted MGR's role in the film Vettaikaaran in a 45-minute performance at the State Culture and Art Auditorium.[7]

Legacy[edit]

Honours and titles of Mohd Khalil Yaakob[edit]

He has been awarded :[8][9]

Titles[edit]

He holds currently the title of "Tun Datuk Seri Utama" by combination of his highest Federal Malaysian title "Tun" (SMN) and his highest Malaccan title "Datuk Seri Utama" (DUNM)
In other states of Malaysia, a similar combination between his highest Federal Malaysian title "Tun" (SMN) and his local highest title may be used. Example : Tun Datuk Seri Panglima in Sabah.

Honours of Malacca[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Honours and titles of Zurina[edit]

His wife, Y.A.Bhg. Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama Hajah Zurina Binti Kassim has been awarded :[10]

Titles[edit]

She holds currently the title of "Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama" by combination of Toh Puan, feminine form in respect of the highest Federal Malaysian title of her husband : "Tun" (SMN) and her highest Malaccan title "Datuk Seri Utama" (DUNM)

Honours of Malacca[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menon, Vijayan (24 October 1986). "Same policies, new modes". New Straits Times. Retrieved 22 May 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "TYT Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil B Yaakob". Melaka State Government. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Rashid Yusof (17 June 1999). "Coming election takes priority at 53rd Umno general assembly". New Straits Times. 
  4. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  5. ^ Leong, Kar Yen (2 April 2011). "Power abuse: Don’t turn a blind eye, Rais tells Umno". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ KHALIL YAAKOB APPOINTED SIXTH MELAKA GOVERNOR Bernama (mirrored in findarticles.com). 27 May 2004
  7. ^ R.S.N. Murali (15 August 2011). "Mohd Khalil wows crowd by acting as MGR". The Star. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  8. ^ List of Malay rulers with orders details
  9. ^ Official Website of the Governor of Malacca, Biography with details
  10. ^ List of consorts of Malay rulers (as of February 2013) with details of orders

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