WON BY ONLY 25 VOTES
Khairy Jamaluddin's maternal ancentry are INDIAN MUSLIMS from Penang.
In 2007, Khairy Jamaluddin called Malaysian bloggers, "Monkeys".
He told reporters, "There are no laws in the cyberworld except for the law of the jungle. As such, action must be taken so that the 'MONKEYS' behave."
- 28th July 2007
Khairy as UMNO Youth THUG at a protest
against former US State Secretary Condoleeza Rice in Kuala Lumpur in 2007
Khairy as an UMNO Youth THUG at a BN campaign rally
PROFILE: Khairy Jamaluddin (from Malaysiana1 blog)
The son-in-law of outgoing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Khairy Jamaluddin, is the new Umno Youth chief.WANITA UMNO CHIEF: SHAHRIZAT ABDUL JALIL
Khairy hails from Rembau in Negeri Sembilan and was born on January 10, 1976.
However, he also calls George Town, Penang, home as his maternal ancestors are Indian Muslims from the city, and he grew up enjoying 'mamak' (Indian Muslim) cuisine there.
His parents are ex-diplomat Datuk Jamaluddin Abu Bakar of Rembau and Umno veteran Datuk Rahmah Hamid of George Town.
Khairy has been married to Nori Abdullah since 2001 and they have a son Jibrail Ali, aged two.
Khairy is an economics graduate from Oxford University. After graduating he became the editor of Ethos magazine and the host of Astro Television's talk show Dateline Malaysia.
He also served as a correspondent with The Economist.
In 1999, he became Deputy Principal Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
In 2003, when his father-in-law became Prime Minister, Khairy became Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Khairy joined Umno in 1999 and was elected Umno Youth deputy chief in 2004. He became Member of Parliament for Rembau in 2008.
From 2004-2006, he was a director of the financial consultancy company ECM Libra. He subsequently founded Malaysia's first reality football team My Team and became deputy president of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
One of his best friends since his university days has been rock singer Jason Lo of Kuching, Sarawak. Jason hosts 8TV talk show Latte @ 8.
Another of his family friends is Tan Sri Elyas Omar of George Town, the third mayor of Kuala Lumpur who spearheaded the modernisation of Malaysia's capital city.
Shahrizat is a MAMAK...ie Indian Muslim ancestry.
She won by a landslide, 507 votes against Rafidah Aziz (280 votes)
In the 2008 election, as an incumbent, she lost her Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat to Nurul Izzah (eldest daughter of Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim).
PROFILE: SHAHRIZAT ABDUL JALIL
(from Malaysiana1 blog)
Datuk Seri Shahrizat Datuk Abdul Jalil was the Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur, my place of work and residence, for three election terms, from 1995-1999, 1999-2004 and 2004-2008.
A successful lawyer and businesswoman, she is a family friend of the new Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Her father was a dear friend of Najib’s father the late, great Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia who was known as the Father of Development of Malaysia.
Born on August 15, 1953 in George Town, Penang.
Shahrizat is of Arab and Indian ancestry paternally and Kedah Malay and Indian ancestry maternally.
She received her early education in Northam Road School and St George’s School, George Town, and Tunku Kurshiah College in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.
Shahrizat later studied law at University Malaya.
From 1977-1978, she served as a magistrate in Kuala Lumpur and from 1978-1979 she was assistant treasury solicitor to the Finance Ministry.
From 1980-1993, she became a partner of a major law firm in Kuala Lumpur. From 1993-1995, she ran her own legal practice.
In 1995, Shahrizat became Parliamentary Secretary to the Youth and Sports Ministry. In 1999, she became Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of women’s affairs.
In 2000, she headed Malaysia’s delegation to the United Nations’ 23rd General Assembly.
A year later she became Minister of Women and Family Development. This post was renamed Minister of Women, Family and Community Development in 2004.
She became a Supreme Council member of the United Malay National Organisation (Umno) in 1996 and was elected Umno Women’s Wing Deputy President in 2000. In the same year she became Umno Women’s Wing head for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan [Putrajaya only became a Federal Territory in 2001].
On March 24, 2009, Shahrizat was elected Umno Women’s Wing President.
In 1996, Shahrizat was made a Datuk by Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang. In 2002, she was made a Datuk Seri by Penang Governor Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.
Shahrizat was also active in the corporate sector as chairperson of Island And Peninsular from 1993-1995 and Austral Enterprises during the same period.
Shahrizat is married to Datuk Salleh Ismail of Kelantan. They have three children.