Is Tajuddin aiming to be Top Man in UMNO, and eventually, PM of Malaysia?

16 October 2018


KUALA LUMPUR: An opposition MP has questioned the powers of a minister’s aide in clarifying issues of national interest such as the MRT project and sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional.

Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) said he could not understand why Tony Pua, political secretary to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, was issuing statements.

“He talks on economy, finance, projects and others. What are the powers of a political secretary for speaking on the MRT project… who is he?” he asked Senator Radzi Md Jidin, the deputy minister for economic affairs, in the Dewan Rakyat today.

When told by Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof that the question should be specific to the New Economic Policy and matters related to the Bumiputera economy, Tajuddin insisted that he was not straying from the topic.

“I am asking about the economy too. The political secretary has no right to speak about economy.”

Earlier, Awang Hashim (PAS-Pendang) asked Tony Pua (PH-Damansara) to clarify his statement that sale of government assets as indicated by Dr Mahathir Mohamad last week would not involve Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB).

Awang then asked Radzi to explain the matter as it was under his portfolio.

Radzi replied that MPs should not speculate on statements by Pua.

“It is a statement by YB Damansara, not the government. Now the government is waiting if there would be a sale of assets,” he said.

Pasir Salak Tajuddin Abdul Rahman is the only MP without Kok.



16 August 2018




Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman takes offense at “6-million dollar man from Umno” label

Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR – Gombak) had told the House on Monday that anyone who wanted to speak about corruption should himself be free of such. He remarked that the “Six-Million-Dollar man from Umno” was sacked in 1995 for allegedly paying RM6mil to secure a division chief’s post.

Read the rest:

Umno’s ‘six million dollar man’ gets deputy minister post

The Malaysian Insider


By Syed Jaymal Zahiid

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 – Umno’s “six million dollar man” Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, who was tied to allegations of corruption in the award of a RM1.3 billion 23-year concession to his company to build the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Tapah campus, has been made a deputy minister.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in naming his Cabinet today announced the appointment of the controversial Pasir Salak MP (picture) as a Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry.

Tajuddin was given the moniker after he was sacked from Umno in 1995 following allegations that he had paid RM6 million to secure his position as a division chief.

Just as early as April, PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli claimed that Tajuddin’s firm, Detik Utuh Sdn Bhd, is not an active construction company and has no performance record in the industry.
Tajuddin, who is also the chairman of government-linked plantation company Felcra, is the majority shareholder in Detik Utuh, a firm that Rafizi labelled an “Ali Baba company”.

The Pasir Salak MP denied the allegations and had threatened to sue Rafizi.

The PKR “expose man” said he was not afraid to be hauled to court over his latest allegation, insisting that he had sighted legitimate documents on the agreement.

Sunday, 22 Mar 2009

One of the most vocal personalities in Parliament, Tajuddin has been called all kinds of names from the Six Million Dollar Man to Gutter Mouth, but at home, he is a regular family man and a doting father who is actually quite soft-spoken.

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