Khir Johari Politician

Tan Sri Mohd Khir Johari (1923–19 November 2006) was a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian Minister of Education. Born on January 29, 1923, in Alor Star, Kedah, Mohd Khir was a Member of Parliament from 1955 to 1982. He was involved in the Malaysian political scene from its inception and served in the Cabinet of three Prime Ministers, which are Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn. Upon his retirement he held positions in several organisations, most famously as President of the World Wide Fund for Nature of Malaysia (WWF). He died on 19 November 2006 due to a heart attack and was buried in Makam Pahlawan near Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur. Tunku Abdul Rahman was Khir's friend, mentor, colleague, and later on boss. By the time the Tunku died on December 6, 1990, Khir had enjoyed some 48 years of a very close relationship with him. It is said that it was politics and patriotism that first brought them together. When the Japanese surrendered to the Allied Forces in 1945, the Communists in Kedah, then known as the “Bintang Tiga” or “The Three Stars,” tried to take over the state as their flagship before the arrival of the British Occupation Forces.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 29th, 1923
Date of death
November 19th, 2006 at age of 83
Place of death
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction




1. Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid Colleges/University

The Sultan Abdul Hamid College (SAHC, now Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid) is a premier school in Alor Setar, Malaysia. Formerly known as the Government English School, it is one of the oldest English schools to be established in the country. It boasts of an illustrious alumni roster that includes Prime Ministers Mahathir bin Mohamad (b. 1925) and Tunku Abdul Rahman (b. 1903 d. 1990) and the present Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim (b. 1927). A former student and teacher, Daim Zainuddin, later went on to become the Finance Minister of Malaysia. The school recently celebrated its hundredth year of existence (1908–2008).

Type Public school
December 8th, 1908
Jalan Langgar, 05460 - Alor Setar, Kedah
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1945., Politician
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