Name of the deputy minister of agriculture, 1999-2000 [MYS35693.E]

Tengku Datuk Mahmud Mansor was the deputy minister of agriculture in Malaysia in 1999 (New Straits Times 17 Feb. 1999; Investors Digest 16 Mar. 1999; Ministry of Agriculture n.d.a). Mohammed Shariff bin Omar was the deputy minister of agriculture in Malaysia in 2000 (ibid.; ibid. n.d.b; Government of Malaysia n.d.). The sources do not indicate when the succession occurred, but the last parliamentary election took place on 28 and 29 November 1999 (Elections Around the World 8 July 2000).

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Elections Around the World. 8 July 2000 (last update). "Elections in Malaysia." [Accessed 20 Oct. 2000]

Government of Malaysia. n.d. "Federal Ministries: Agriculture." [Accessed 20 Oct. 2000]

Investors Digest [Kuala Lumpur]. 16 March 1999. Habsah Marjuni. "Profits No Chicken Feed." (NEXIS)

Ministry of Agriculture. n.d.a. "Past Deputy Ministers of Ministry of Agriculture." [Accessed 20 Oct. 2000]

_____. n.d.b. "Senarai E-Mail Ketua-Ketua Jabatan/Agensi." [Accessed 20 Oct. 2000]

New Straits Times [Kuala Lumpur]. 17 February 1999. Faezah Ismail. "Programme to Rehabilitate 120,000 Hectares to Boost Coconut Yields." doanews/ns1702a.html [Accessed 20 Oct. 2000]

Additional Sources Consulted

Europa 2000. 2000.

IRB databases.


World News Connection (WNC).

Internet sites including:

Malaysia Internet Directory.