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Profile: Malaysian PM Najib Razak

English.news.cn   2014-05-29 11:58:25

BEIJING, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on an official visit to China from Tuesday to Sunday at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Following is a brief introduction to the Malaysian prime minister.

Najib, 61, is the eldest son of Abdul Razak Hussein, the country's second prime minister. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial economics at the University of Nottingham in Britain.

Najib is a senior leader of the ruling UMNO (United Malays National Organization). He served as vice president of UMNO for several times before winning the UMNO presidency in 2009.

In 1976, Najib became the youngest member of parliament in the Malaysian history at the age of 23.

In 1978, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy, Telecommunications and Post, becoming the youngest deputy minister in the country's history.

Najib also assumed myriad posts in the cabinet, including the minister of culture, youth and sports, the minister of defense and the minister of education. He also served as the chief minister of Pahang in addition to federal positions.

He became the sixth prime minister of Malaysia in April 2009 and was re-elected in May 2013.

Najib paid an official visit to China in 2009. He attended the opening ceremony of the Eighth China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, China in 2011. He also came to China to attend the opening ceremony of the China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park in 2012.

Editor: Liu
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