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Biography for Raja Ariffin Raja Sulaiman

First Name: Raja Ariffin
Last Name: Raja Sulaiman
Title: Former Member of Parliament for Baling, Kedah
Country: Malaysia
Date of Birth: 26/08/1941
Place of Birth: Kuala Kedah, Kedah
Spouses: Noorhayati Kamaluddin (current)
Education: Primary         Baling Malay School, Kedah.Secondary       Badlishah Secondary School, Kulim, Kedah.Tertiary        Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Perak 1960University of London, United Kingdom.  1967 B. Sc. Mechanical EngineeringCity University,  London, United Kingdom. 1968 M. Sc. Industrial Engineering
CV: 1968 For 8 months, worked in a computer firm in London before returning in 1969.1969 Lecturer, Technical College, Kuala Lumpur.1969 Worked in a private company in United Kingdom.1973-1975 Dean, Engineering Faculty, University of Technology Malaysia (previously known as Maktab Teknik Kuala Lumpur).1975 Resigned from Government to join politics.1975 Started his own Engineering Business in Subang Jaya, with branches in Sabah and Sarawak.1982-1986 State Assemblyman for Bayu, Kedah.1982 EXCO Member, Kedah.Aug 1986-Nov 1999 Member of Parliament for Baling, Kedah.May 20, 1987-Nov 1996 Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. 1978 Joined Lubok Pedati UMNO Branch.1980 Committee member, Baling UMNO Division.1984 Deputy Chairman, Baling UMNO Division.Apr 1988-Apr 28, 2001 Head of UMNO (Baru), Baling Division.1990-1993 Member of Committee, Supreme Council (obtained 900 votes and was placed 19th).Nov 4, 1993 Re-elected to the UMNO Supreme Council for the 1993/1996 term with 1,162 votes (12th placing).Oct 10, 1996- May 2000 Member, UMNO Supreme Council. (Polled 1,856 votes with 16th placing)  1975-1982 Kamarasivam, Tan and Ariffin Own Company Sendirian Berhad.Sep 9, 1998-Mar 3, 2003 L&M Corporation (M) Berhad. ChairmanL&M Geotechnic Sendirian Executive Berhad. ChairmanMember, Association of Engineers, Malaysia.1983 Board Member, Kedah Development Authority (KEDA).President, Kedah Hockey Club
Awards: Jul 1983 S.M.S. Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, Kedah.Jan 1988 D.S.D.K. Dato' Setia DiRaja Kedah, Kedah. Dato'
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