BIODATA

YANG AMAT BERHORMAT KETUA MENTERI SARAWAK
PEHIN SRI HAJI ABDULTAIB MAHMUD

YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud – Chief Minister of Sarawak
Date of Birth : May 21, 1936
Place of Birth : Miri, Sarawak
Spouse : Datuk Amar Puan Sri Hajjah Laila (Lejla Chalecki)
Children : 4 Children – Daughter, Jamilah
– Son, Mahmud
– Son, Sulaiman Abdul Rahman
– Daughter, Hanifah
Residence : Demak Jaya, Jalan Bako, Kuching, Sarawak
Education
Primary : St. Joseph’s School, Miri
Secondary : St. Joseph’s Institution, Kuching
Tertiary : University of Adelaide, South Australia (graduated with an LLB in 1960)
Postgraduate : Harvard International Seminar (attended in 1964)
Early Career
Judge’s Associate, South Australia 1961
Crown Council, Sarawak 1962 – 1963
Political Career
1963 – 1980
Member, State Legislative Council, Sarawak 1963 – 1966
Minister for Communications and Works, Sarawak 1963 – 1966
Member, State Alliance Council, Sarawak 1964
Member, Malaysian Alliance Council 1964
Vice-Chairman, Parti Barjasa, Sarawak 1964
Secretary-General, Parti Bumiputera, Sarawak 1965 – 1972
Minister for Development and Forestry, Sarawak 1966 – 1967
(on several occasions, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud acted as Chief Minister)
Assistant Minister for Commerce and Industry, Malaysia 1968 – 1970
Member of Parliament, Samarahan Constituency 1970, 1974,1978
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia 1970 – 1972
Deputy Minister for Works, Telecommunications and Posts, Malaysia 1970 – 1972
Assistant Party Whip in Parliament, Malaysia 1972
Minister for Natural Resources, Malaysia 1972 – 1974
Deputy President, Parti Bumiputera, Sarawak 1972 – 1973
Deputy President, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak 1973
Executive Council Member, Barisan National (BN), Malaysia 1974
Minister for General Planning and Socio-Economic Research, Malaysia Sep 1974 – 1975
Minister for Information and Special Function, Malaysia Aug 1975
Minister for Primary Industries, Malaysia Jan 1978
Minister for Defence, Malaysia Jul 1978
Chairman, Armed Forces Council, Malaysia 1978
Minister for Federal Territory, Malaysia Sep 1980 – 1981
1981 – 2000, 2001 –
State Assemblyman, Sebandi (now Asajaya) 1981, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1996
Minister for Lands and Mines, Sarawak Feb 1981
Chief Minister of Sarawak from Mar 1981
President, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak from Mar 1981
Chairman, Barisan National (BN), Sarawak from 1981
Chairman, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA), Sarawak from 1981
Chairman, Sarawak Timber Industry Corporation (STIDC) from 1981
Chairman, Land Custody and Development Authority (LCDA), Sarawak from 1982
Member of Parliament, Samarahan Constituency 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
Minister for Land and Mineral Resources, Sarawak from Mar 1984
Chairman, Sarawak Foundation from Mar 1984
Head, Social Development Council, Sarawak from Mar 1984
Minister for Resource Planning, Sarawak from Aug 1985
State Assemblyman, Balingian 2001
Offices Held
Director, Borneo Airways 1963 – 1964
Founder President, Malay Literary Club, Sarawak Anssar 1963 – 1966
Organising Chairman, East Malaysia Muslim Congress, Sarawak 1963 – 1966
Vice-President, Sarawak Boy Scout Movement 1963 – 1966
Director, Malaysian Airways 1964 – 1966
Vice-President, Sarawak Scout Council 1964 – 1968
President, Malaysian Inter-Religious Organisation 1971 – 1974
Board Member, Islamic Foundation for Science, Technology & Development 1981
Vice-President, Regional Islamic Dakwah Council of South East Asia & Pacific (RISEAP) 1981 – 1988
President, Sarawak National Youth Association (Saberkas) from 1981
President, Regional Islamic Dakwah Council of South East Asia & Pacific (RISEAP) from Sep 1988
President, PERKIM from Dec 1989
Professional Memberships
Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Management 1972
Honorary Member, Institute of Public Relations, Malaysia (IPRM) 1989
Pro-Chancellor, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Aug 1990
Pro-Chancellor, UNIMAS, Sarawak Jul 1995
Honorary Fellow, Islamic Academy of Sciences, Amman, Jordan Apr 1998
Honorary Member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Rochester, USA

YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
Chief Minister of Sarawak, MALAYSIA

FOR MORE INFORMATION:- http://www.cm.sarawak.gov.my

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