Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

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Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
وان جنيدي توانكو جعفر
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.jpg
Junaidi in 2015
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
(Parliament and Law)
In office
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
DeputyMas Ermieyati Samsudin
Preceded byTakiyuddin Hassan
Succeeded byAzalina Othman Said
(Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reforms)
Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives
In office
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
DeputyMas Ermieyati Samsudin
Preceded byMohd Redzuan Md Yusof
as Minister of Entrepreneur Development
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
In office
29 July 2015 – 9 May 2018
MonarchsAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyHamim Samuri
Preceded byG. Palanivel
Succeeded byXavier Jayakumar Arulanandam (Natural Resources)
Yeo Bee Yin (Environment)
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
In office
16 May 2013 – 29 July 2015
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAbu Seman Yusop
Lee Chee Leong
Succeeded byNur Jazlan Mohamed
Masir Kujat
Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
In office
28 April 2008 – 3 April 2013
Serving with Ronald Kiandee
MonarchsMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
SpeakerPandikar Amin Mulia
Preceded byLim Si Cheng
Succeeded byRonald Kiandee
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Santubong
In office
21 March 2004 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byRohani Abdul Karim
Succeeded byNancy Shukri
Majority10,560 (2004)
11,945 (2008)
20,936 (2013)
19,485 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batang Lupar
In office
20 October 1990 – 21 March 2004
Preceded byDaniel Tajem Miri (PBDSBN)
Succeeded byRohani Abdul Karim (PBBBN)
Majority2,665 (1990)
uncontested (1995)
5,214 (1999)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1990–2018Barisan Nasional
2018–2022Gabungan Parti Sarawak
Personal details
Born (1945-02-01) 1 February 1945 (age 77)
Kuching, British Military Administration (Borneo)
(now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyParti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(aligned:since 2020)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
(since 2018)
Feona Sim @ Norjanah Abdullah
(m. 1972; died 2022)

Fauziah Mohd Sanusi
(m. 2022)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California

Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar (Jawi: وان جنيدي بن توانكو جعفر; born 1 February 1945) is a Malaysian politician who served as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Parliament and Law from 2021 to 2022. He was the Member of Parliament for Santubong from 2004 to 2022, having previously been MP for Batang Lupar from 1990 to 2004.

Wan Junaidi served in the Muhyiddin government as Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives from 2020 to 2021. Under Najib Razak, he served as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment from 2015 to 2018. He was the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib from 2013 to 2015. He also served as Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, alongside Ronald Kiandee, from 2008 to 2013.

Wan Junaidi is a member of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), a component party of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition.[1]

Early career[edit]

He has been a police officer in Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) with the rank of Inspector of the General Operations Force (GOF). He had ever fought the communist between 1969 and 1973. Next after he stopped serving in the force, he became a lawyer. He also became President of Sarawak Ex-Police Association of Malaysia (PBPM) of Sarawak.

Political career[edit]

In the 1990 general election, he first contested in the Batang Lupar parliamentary seat and won. He managed to retain the seat in 1995 and 1999 general elections.

In the 2004 general election, he switched seats with Rohani Abdul Karim, contesting the Santubong parliamentary seat and won. He managed to retain the seat in 2008, 2013 and 2018 general elections.

On 28 April 2008, he was elected as one of the Parliament's Deputy Speakers and served for one term.

On 16 May 2013, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. 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 community being "culturally more sensitive" about their youth thus reporting more cases than "non-Malays" who may more accepting of the statutory rape.[2]

On 29 July 2015, he was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment following a Cabinet reshuffling by the Prime Minister, Najib Razak.

Writing results[edit]

  1. Evolusi parlimen dan evolusi speker parlimen Malaysia; DBP, 2010.
  2. Falsafah moral ilmu berpengakap; DBP, 2007.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[3]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 Batang Lupar, Sarawak Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 5,795 54% Wan Habib Mahmud (PERMAS) 3,130 29%
1995 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) N/A N/A
1999 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 7,903 72% Syid Assimie Ismail (STAR) 2,689 25%
2004 Santubong, Sarawak 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%
2018 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 26,379 79% Mohd Fidzuan Zaidi (AMANAH) 6,894 21%


Honours of Malaysia[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. ^ Syed Jaymal Zahiid (18 March 2014). "Non-Malays more accepting of child rape, says deputy home minister". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  3. ^ "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).
  4. ^ "Wan Junaidi leads honours list in conjunction with Melaka Yang Dipertua's 79th birthday". Nurul Fhatihah Zakinan. New Straits Times. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Adenan a Datuk Patinggi". Peter Sibon, Lien Cheng. Borneo Post. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2018.