صبار الدين چيء Minister of Culture, Arts and Tourism In office
20 May 1987 – 12 November 1996
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Deputy Ng Cheng Kuai
Chan Kong Choy
Teng Gaik Kwan
Preceded by Najib Razakas Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Succeeded by Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir Constituency Temerloh Member of theMalaysian Parliament
Preceded by Hamzah Abu Samah (UMNO–BN) Succeeded by Mohd Sarit Yusoh (UMNO—BN) Personal details Born (1941-12-13)13 December 1941 (age 79)
Temerloh, Pahang, Japanese occupation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) Spouse(s) Occupation Politician
He graduated with a BA (Hons) from the University of Malaya in 1966 and subsequently obtained his master's degree in Public Administration from the Institute of Social Studies, in the Netherlands in 1974.
He was served as the Assistant State Secretary of Negeri Sembilan in 1966. A year later, he was appointed as the Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then, he was promoted as Second Secretary at the Malaysian Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam. He was then, appointed as the Charge de Affairs of the Embassy (1969–1971).
He then rose to various positions in the public sector, including as the Principal Assistant Secretary at the Prime Minister's Department, Director of Socio-Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department and Director of International Trade, Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1971 to 1979.
Finally, he served as the Deputy State Secretary for the Government of Selangor from 1980 to 1981.
He began his political career when he contested the Temerloh parliamentary seats and holding the seat from 1982 to 1999. He was then, made as the Deputy Finance Minister in 1982 to 1987 under Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad cabinet. He then, appointed as Minister of Cultural, Arts and Tourism from 1987 to 1999.
He was the chairman in various companies such as Amanah Raya Berhad, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Priceworth International Berhad, Eden Inc. Berhad (also known as Eden Enterprises (M) Bhd), Pernas Trading Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn Bhd, Nudex Ventures Sdn. Bhd and IPTB Sdn Bhd.
Honours of Malaysia
- "Puan Sri Faridah Mohamed passes away at 75". NST. 19 April 2017. Retrieved12 December 2020.
- Bloomberg profile
- "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved28 September 2021.