Adnan 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, Adnan.
Yang Amat Berhormat
Dato' Sri DiRaja
Haji

Adnan Yaakob
MLA
Menteri Besar of Pahang
Assumed office
25 May 1999[1]
Preceded by Mohd Khalil Yaakob
Member of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly
for Pelangai
Assumed office
3 August 1986
Personal details
Born Adnan bin Yaakob
(1950-04-18) 18 April 1950 (age 67)
Bentong, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation
Spouse(s) Junaini Kassim
Alma mater University of Malaya
International Islamic University Malaysia
Occupation Teacher
Religion Islam

Dato' Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob (born 18 April 1950) is a Malaysian politician and the current Menteri Besar of Pahang. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).

Biography[edit]

Born (in 1950) and raised in Bentong, Pahang, Adnan Yaakob graduated from secondary school and became a teacher in 1969. He then attended the University of Malaya from 1972 and graduated in 1975. He studied for his Diploma of Education until 1977 before enrolling at the International Islamic University Malaysia to study law.

Adnan never completed his law studies, having dropped out to join full-time politics.[2] He contested and won the Pahang State Legislative Assembly seat in Pelangai during the 1986 general election. He was elected UMNO division chief in Bentong in 1987.

In 1999, Adnan was appointed Menteri Besar of Pahang, succeeding Mohd Khalil Yaakob.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Adnan is married to Junaini Kassim and the couple have four children.

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 蘇丹及高官見證‧安南宣誓就任彭大臣〉,《星洲日報》,2008年3月12日。
  2. ^ "Adnan Yaakob" (in Malay). Facebook. Retrieved 5 March 2012. Saya juga melanjutkan pelajaran di bidang Undang-undang di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa tetapi tidak sempat menyelesaikannya kerana telah diminta untuk bertanding pilihanraya umum pada tahun 1986. 
  3. ^ Shahanaaz Habib; Sa'odah Elias (18 September 2004). "Adnan hopes to change Malay mindset if elected". The Star. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 

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