Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Jamaludin Jarjis - A Brief Biography

Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri Dr. Jamaludin b Dato' Mohd Jarjis is a Malaysian politician and the former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Cabinet of Malaysia.

Jamaluddin is a highly qualified electrical engineer. He graduated with first class honours in Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

He went on to pursue his higher degrees in Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Manitoba and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Power System) from McGill University in 1980. The title of his PhD thesis is "Loadflow Feasibility Conditions in Power Networks".

Jamaluddin Jarjis has held a number of positions throughout his professional career. He began his career as a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1974.

In 1984, he established his own engineering consultancy firm, J&A Associates. Since then, he has become the Executive Vice Chairman of EPE Power Corporation and Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, the national power supply company.

Political Career

Jamaluddin has been the Member of Parliament for Rompin, Pahang since 1990. He was elected to the UMNO Supreme Council in May 2000. This election increased his prominence in Malaysian politics.

The various cabinet positions that Jamaluddin has held since November 2002 include:

* November 2002 - Second Finance Minister
* January 2004 - Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.
* March 2004 - 2008 Minister Of Science, Technology and Innovation. (He was not re appointed a Minister after the 2008 election)


Jamaluddin was involved in a controversy while on a working visit to the United States. He had met up with Malaysian students studying at a particular university. He insulted two Malaysian Indian students by saying the student who was of darker skin colour was of lower class origin. He even said that he would help the Malay students studying there to get scholarships from Majlis Amanah Rakyat, while telling the Indian students he could not do anything for them unless they appealed through the Malaysian Indian Congress.


Jamaluddin is married to Datin Sri Dr Kalsom Ismail. They have four children. (Wikipedia)

***** So was the thirtyish woman light or dark-skinned?
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just as Anwar was accused of inflicting a back eye on himself, the woman would be forced to admit that she had fondled herself in lust. Such is the power accorded to umno politicians...

1:54 PM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

Men are all the same.

Whatever their intellectual accomplishments, educational background, some point in time their brain migrates from the head to somewhere below the belt...

Look at Razak Baginda...

All men are created equal..LOL

2:21 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jamaluddin Jarjis despite his PhD from well known U overseas is a f***ing racist (first class honours). Glad he is no more in the cabinet and good to hear he is in hot soup now

2:47 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

Let's see if anything comes from the investigation. Pak Lah will probably ensure that JJ gets nailed to the wall for this so he (Pak Lah) can show that the Police are doing their job without fear or favour!

4:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous athiru said...

Its disgusting to note the high number of politicians in UMNO who are highly corrupted and sex-fiends. Why, even our PM who goes around preaching Islam Hadhari is corrupted to the core with properties in Australia and a personal jet, let alone a number of lopsided decisions on contracts and development plans.Then we have the "Najis" who apparently raked in millions from the Russian plane and submarine scandal. Likewise we have the AP Queen and Mike Tyson who luggaged millions into Australia on the pretext of not knowing well the English language. It is because of these half-baked idiots - UMNO leaders - that we are now lagging behind all our Asian neighbours. Something has to be done before we Malaysians as a nation is doomed.

10:11 PM GMT+8  

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