Wan Junaidi

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Wan Junaidi

وان جنيدي بن توانكو جعفر
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.jpg
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
In office
28 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyHamim Samuri
Preceded byG. Palanivel
Succeeded byYeo Bee Yin (Environment)
Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam (Natural Resources)
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
In office
16 May 2013 – 28 July 2015
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAbu Seman Yusop
Lee Chee Leong
Succeeded byNur Jazlan Mohamed
Masir Kujat
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Santubong
Assumed office
Preceded byRohani Abdul Karim
Majority10,560 (2004)
11,945 (2008)
20,936 (2013)
19,485 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batang Lupar
In office
Preceded byDaniel Tajem Miri
Succeeded byRohani Abdul Karim
Majority2,665 (1990)
uncontested (1995)
5,214 (1999)
Personal details
Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar

(1946-02-01) 1 February 1946 (age 72)
Kuching, British Military Administration (Borneo) (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Feona Sim Abdullah

Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi bin Tuanku Jaafar (Jawi: وان جنيدي بن توانكو جعفر; born 1 February 1946) is a Malaysian politician. He was the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment until 10 May 2018 and currently the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Santubong constituency in Sarawak, representing the United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB) in the 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%


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]



  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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Adenan a Datuk Patinggi". Peter Sibon, Lien Cheng. Borneo Post. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2018.