KUALA LUMPUR: KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Jaafar and Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed have been elected as Dewan Negara President and Deputy President respectively on Monday (June 19).
The former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) and former deputy home minister were sworn in as Senators together with former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof earlier on Monday.
They took their oath of office before acting president of the Dewan Negara, Senator Prof Datuk Seri Dr Awang Sariyan, during the swearing-in ceremony at the Upper House.
Wan Junaidi and Nur Jazlan were appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong while Mujahid was elected by the Perak State Legislative Assembly on May 25 to represent the state as a senator.
During the previous administration of prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Wan Junaidi served in the legal portfolio from 2021 to 2022.
He had also served as Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker from 2008 to 2013.
Mujahid, who was also Perak Pakatan Harapan chairman, was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) from 2018 to 2020 during the Pakatan Harapan administration, while Nur Jazlan served as Deputy Home Minister from 2015 to 2018.
The Dewan Negara will sit for six days from Monday. – Bernama