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Fadillah Yusof Biography, Career, Family, Siblings, Wife, and Net Worth.
Who is Fadillah Yusof?
Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah bin Yusof is a well-known Malaysian politician who has served as Senior Minister in charge of Infrastructure Development and Minister of Works. This is his third term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021 and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Petra Jaya since March 2004.
Yusof previously held the same portfolio for a second term in Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021. Meanwhile, he additionally held the same role from May 2013 to May 2018 in the BN administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak. However, he only held the position of Minister of Works since the portfolio of a senior minister had not been created at the time.
He also worked as the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation from March 2008 to May 2013. Then, he served in the BN administration under former Prime Ministers Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak. He later served as chairman of the Science, Innovation and Environment Select Committee, one of only two select committees led by an opposition MP from December 2019 to his reappointment as a minister in March 2020. Fadillah is also a member of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and Parliamentary Whip of its coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
Fadillah Yusof Career
Fadillah first ran for parliament in the 11th Malaysian general election, previously being an official in the PBB and a lawyer. He won the election for the seat of Petra Jaya. Following his re-election in the 12th Malaysian general election, Yusof was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Technology, and Innovation by then prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Following the 13th Malaysian general election on May 16, 2013, he was promoted to full minister as Minister of Works under the new Cabinet line-up of prime minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak. After the defeat of the BN in the 14th Malaysian general election, he was appointed chief whip of the opposition Sarawak Parties Alliance (FPS) in the House of Representatives of Malaysia.
How old is Fadillah Yusof?
Fadillah bin Yusof is aged 60 as of 2022, having been born on April 17, 1962, in Kampung Hilir, Sibu, Crown Colony of Sawark, now Sarawak, Malaysia. He shares his birthday with famous people including Jennifer Garner, Sean Bean, Victoria Beckham, Adam McKay, Boomer Esiason, Charlie Hofheimer, Clarke Peters, David Bradley, and Devan Key, among others.
Fadillah Yusof Family
Who are Fadillah Yusof’s parents?
Fadillah bin Yusof was born in Kampung Hilir, Sibu to Yusof Merais and his wife. His father was an activist jailed several times by British colonial authorities. He has not shared information about his family and parents with the media and kept it private.
Does Fadillah Yusof have siblings?
Yusof was born to his parents into a family of fourteen children. He has thirteen siblings as the ninth born. He has a known brother Bustari Yusof. Bustari has been linked numerous times with corruption related to former prime minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak and Governor of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud.
After the fall of BN, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) filed forfeiture suits against, Bustari among others, for the amount of RM11.9 million for funds related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal. He forfeited RM3.7 million as a settlement for the Malaysian government’s forfeiture suit in late November 2019. Yusof also faces a separate forfeiture suit involving his company, Obyu Holdings, amounting to RM680 million.
Fadillah Yusof Education
Yusof attended and studied at the University of Malaya, where he graduated.
Fadillah Yusof Interests
Yusof has an interest in sports and enjoys playing badminton and golf, and is an avid reader.
Fadillah Yusof Spouse
Yusof is currently married to his longtime wife Ruziah Mohid Tahir. The couple currently resides in Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Fadillah Yusof Children
Yusof has not shared any information about his family and children with the media and it is not clear how many children he has.
Fadillah Yusof Height
Yusof has a well-built, muscular, and physically fit body, although he has not disclosed his height and weight measurements.
Fadillah Yusof Net Worth
Malaysian politician, Yusof has been active in politics from 2004 to the present, currently serving as a Senior Minister of Infrastructure Development and Minister of Works. He has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.