Wan Junaidi

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Wan Junaidi
وان جنيدي توانكو جعفر
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.jpg
Ministerial roles
2013–2015Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
2015–2018Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
2020–2021Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative
2021–Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1990–2018Barisan Nasional
2018Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu
2018–Gabungan Parti Sarawak
Other roles
2008–2013Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
Personal details
Born
Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar

(1946-02-01) 1 February 1946 (age 75)
Kuching, British Military Administration (Borneo) (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN) (-2018)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020–present)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) (2018–present)
Spouse(s)Feona Sim Abdullah
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationPolitician
Websitewjunaidi.blogspot.com

Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar (Jawi: وان جنيدي بن توانكو جعفر; born 1 February 1946) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Parliament and Law in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. He served as Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Co-operatives in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Santubong since March 2004. He served as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Ministers Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak, former Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and former Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia from April 2008 to May 2018 and MP for Batang Lupar from October 1990 to March 2004. He is member of the 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 leader rank 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 the 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: Batang Lupar, Sarawak[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 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
Unopposed
1999 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 7,903 72% Syid Assimie Ismail (STAR) 2,689 25%
Parliament of Malaysia: Santubong, Sarawak[3]
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%
2018 Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (PBB) 26,379 79% Mohd Fidzuan Zaidi (AMANAH) 6,894 21%

Honours[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

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. ^ 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. ^ 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).
  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.