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Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar Malaysian politician

Malaysian politician
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Intro Malaysian politician
Is Politician Lawyer
From Malaysia
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 1 February 1946
Age: 74 years
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Biography

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.

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: Batang Lupar, Sarawak
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
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%

Controversies

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.

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