Wan Junaidi

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Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Haji
Wan Junaidi
MP
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.jpg
Malaysian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Assumed office
28 July 2015
Preceded by G. Palanivel
Malaysian Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
In office
16 May 2013 – 28 July 2015
Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded by Abu Seman Yusop
Lee Chee Leong
Succeeded by Nur Jazlan Mohamed
Masir Kujat
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Santubong, Sarawak
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by Rohani Abdul Karim
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batang Lupar, Sarawak
In office
1990–2004
Preceded by Daniel Tajem Miri
Succeeded by Rohani Abdul Karim
Personal details
Born Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar
(1946-02-01) 1 February 1946 (age 71)
Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo
Political party PBB
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Feona Sim Abdullah
Occupation Politician
Website wjunaidi.blogspot.com

Datuk Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar (born 1 February 1946) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Santubong constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. Previously, he was a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.[1]

Wan Junaidi was elected to Parliament in the 1990 election. He served for a period as one of Parliament's Deputy Speakers.[2] Wan Junaidi's elevation to the deputy ministry, in the home affairs portfolio, occurred after the 2013 election.

Wan Junaidi was appointed as the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment[3] on 29 July 2015; following a Cabinet reshuffling by the Prime Minister, Najib Razak.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Batang Lupar, Sarawak[4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 5,795 54% W. Habib Mahmud (PERMAS) 3,130 29%
1995 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) Unopposed
1999 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 7,903 72% Syid Assimie Ismail (STAR) 2,689 25%
Parliament of Malaysia: Santubong, Sarawak[4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 12,590 85% Idris Bohari (IND) 2,030 14%
2008 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 15,800 79% Rahamat Idil Latip (PKR) 3,855 19%
2013 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 24,655 85% Zulrusdi Mohamad Hol (PKR) 3,719 13%

Controversy[edit]

During his tenure as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Home Affairs, he controversially attributed a high rate in statutory rape cases among Malays to Malays being "culturally more sensitive" about their youth, and thus reporting more cases, than "non-Malays [who] are maybe more accepting about" statutory rape.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar, Y.B. Datuk Dr." (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Former Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speakers Wan Junaidi Is Deputy Home Minister". BERNAMA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "New appointment no less challenging — Wan Junaidi". The Borneo Post. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for third parties and independent candidates).
  5. ^ Syed Jaymal Zahiid (18 March 2014). "Non-Malays more accepting of child rape, says deputy home minister". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2014.