Dato’ Sri Najib’s family background and exposure has helped shape his style and manners. He is soft-spoken but capable of bursting into hearty laughter, when the moment so requires. He speaks with a clipped British accent acquired during his days as an economics student in Nottingham, England. A typical Malay man who enjoys both western-style and traditional Malay dishes he is just as comfortable if his plate is filled with roast beef or with smoked fish wrapped around banana leaf.
Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak (click)
YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak was appointed as the Malaysia’s ninth Deputy Prime Minister on Jan. 13, 2004.Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak entered national politics when he contested the Pekan parliamentary seat in 1976. He was UMNO’s unanimous choice to assume the seat after Tun Razak Hussein’s untimely demise.
The Najib Factor (click)
UMNO's seniormost vice president is one to watch -- and to courtPerhaps in line with his fence-sitter image, Najib is coy when asked how he relates to the Mahathir and Anwar camps. "I don't like the word 'camps,' " he says. "I enjoy very good rapport with both the prime minister and deputy prime minister. They know I respect the hierarchy and that I'm a team player." So will Najib continue up the ladder? Shamsiah Abdul Hamid, a Pahang UMNO branch chief, thinks he will -- eventually. "He's qualified to be prime minister, but it's not time yet," she says. "Najib doesn't want to bring people down in order to rise.
"Malaysian politics' Generation Next (click)
Their family names resonate in Malaysian modern history, and it could be said that they are only following in the footsteps of their elders. Just like his father, Razak, Najib is a staunch Malay nationalist. In fact, the elder Razak, who died of leukemia in 1976, was instrumental in launching the New Economic Policy, an economic blueprint based on ethnic quotas, for the next 20 years. Najib's political success is also reminiscent of his father's career triumphs.
Date of Birth: 23 July 1953Place of Birth: Kuala Lipis, PahangNumber of Children: 5Education:Primary - St John Institution, Kuala LumpurSecondary - St John Institution, Kuala Lumpur; Malven Boy's College, Worchestershire, EnglandUniversity - University of Nottingham, England
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNajib is the eldest son of Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, the nephew of Tun Hussein Onn, the third PM, and the cousin of Dato' Sri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, the current Education Minister of Malaysia. He was first elected to the Dewan Rakyat at the age of 23 in an uncontested election after the death of his father.