Datuk Dr. Haji Wan Junaidi 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.
Wan Junaidi was elected to Parliament in the 1990 election. He served for a period as one of Parliament's Deputy Speakers. 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 on 29 July 2015; following a Cabinet reshuffling by the Prime Minister, Najib Razak.
|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%|
|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.