Jamaluddin Mohd Jarjis
Jamaluddin with US president Barack Obama in 2009
|Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation|
24 March 2004 – 17 March 2008
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
|Preceded by||Law Hieng Ding|
|Succeeded by||Maximus Ongkili|
|Second Minister of Finance|
20 November 2002 – 26 March 2004
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
|Preceded by||Mustapa Mohamed|
|Succeeded by||Nor Mohamed Yakcop|
|Member of Parliament for Rompin|
1990 – 4 April 2015
|Preceded by||Mohamed Amin Daud|
|Succeeded by||Hasan Arifin|
|Born||25 May 1951|
Pekan, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Died||4 April 2015 (aged 63)|
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, diplomat and Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. He served as the Chairman of the 1 Malaysia Peoples' Housing (PR1MA) and Malaysian special envoy to the U.S.
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)
- Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States (July 2009 – February 2012)
Jamaluddin died in April 2015. In August 2018, his 83-year-old mother Aminah Abdullah has sought the Syariah Court to issue a faraid (Islamic wealth distribution) certificate to seek her share of her late son's estate said to be worth at least RM2.1 billion.
Jamaluddin Jarjis completed his secondary education in Sultan Abu Bakar School (SABS), Kuantan
On 4 April 2015, Jamaluddin Jarjis was killed when an 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%|
Honours of Malaysia
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- "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. Archived from the original on 30 November 2002. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- Bernama First Malaysian Goes Into Space, Nation Sets History[permanent dead link] 10 October 2007
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "(Update) Jamaluddin Jarjis' mother seeks share of son's RM2 billion estate". Nor Azura Abdul Jalil and Rahmat Khairulrijal. New Straits Times. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- "Jamaluddin Jarjis RM2 Billion Fortune Opens Up A Can Of Worms – 22 Landed Properties In Malaysia , Properties In The US And Mecca , 19 Companies & 21 Bank Accounts". The Coverage. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Chopper crash: Jamaluddin Jarjis, five others killed - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
- "Semenyih crash: Jamaluddin laid to rest at National Mausoleum - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".