Who is Hishammuddin bin Hussein?

Who is Hishammuddin bin Hussein?

Hishammuddin bin Hussein ( Jawi: هشام الدين بن حسين; born 5 August 1961) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Senior Minister in charge of Defence and Minister of Defence for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021.

Who is the son of Hussein Onn Jaafar?

Hishammuddin was born on 5 August 1961, the fourth child and the eldest son of Hussein Onn, who became the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Suhaila Noah. He is the grandson of Onn Jaafar, a prominent Malay leader and the founder of UMNO, whose mother was a Circassian and born in the Ottoman Empire.

Who is Ummun Hishammuddin?

Hishammuddin, vacating the leadership of UMNO Youth, contested the vice-presidencies, finishing in second place in an eight-man field. His ascension to the party’s vice-presidency in turn guaranteed him a senior Cabinet post, and he was appointed as Minister for Home Affairs.

What happened to Hishammuddin Abdul Ghaffar?

He retained his parliamentary seat in the 1999 election. In 2004, the Barisan Nasional government, now led by Abdullah Badawi, was returned to power with Hishammuddin holding the newly created seat of Sembrong. Hishammuddin was re-elected as the leader of UMNO Youth and appointed Minister for Education.

Is Hishammuddin Aman still the Minister of Defense?

He still remains as Minister of Defense. In March 2020, Hishammuddin was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs by the eighth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. His wife, Tengku Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, is a princess from the state of Pahang. They married in 1986.

Who is Hishammuddin Abdullah’s wife Marsilla?

His wife, Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, is a princess from the state of Pahang. They married in 1986. Upon returning from the United Kingdom in 1989, Hishammuddin joined UMNO. He rose through the ranks of UMNO’s youth wing in the 1990s, becoming its national chief in 1998.