State assemblyperson for Jelai, Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail was sworn in as the new Pahang Menteri Besar for two years, or until an approved period, in place of Adnan Yaakob.
The Ceremony to hand over the instrument of appointment and swearing-in for the post of Pahang menteri besar was held before Pahang Regent Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah at the Balairong Seri Istana Abu Bakar, in Pekan, this afternoon.
Wan Rosdy, who was formerly the chairperson of the Pahang state committee for Housing and Local Government, has been the Jelai assemblyperson since 2004.
In the 14th general election (GE14) held recently, Wan Rosdi won with a majority of 3,507 after polling 5,858 votes to beat PAS candidate Abdul Karim Nor (2,351 votes), Abdul Rasid Mohamed Ali (1,298 votes), and A Mat Nor, and PSM candidate A Mat Nor (229 votes).
Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah and Tengku Muda Pahang Tengku Abdul Rahman Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah also graced the occasion.
Wan Rosdy received his early education at the Clifford Primary School (1965), Sekolah Menengah Clifford and Sekolah Menengah Mahmud Raub before pursuing a Diploma in Commerce at the Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM).
He then pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (Hons) (Political Science) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Wan Rosdy began his career in the civil service as an executive with the Perak branch of the National Paddy and Rice Board (LPN) in 1985, before being appointed as a manager at the LPN Complex in Arau, Perlis in 1989 and several other posts including manager at Bernas in Jertih, Terengganu (1999) and senior manager at Bernas in Sungai Ranggam, Perak (2000).
In 2004, Wan Rosdy was elected as Jelai state assemblyperson and he has been serving the constituency since. He has also served as chairperson of the Pahang Orang Asli Affairs and Rural Development Committee from 2008 to 2013, before being appointed as state exco for the second term as Pahang Housing and Municipal committee chairperson in 2013.
Wan Rosdy was elected as Cameron Highlands Umno division chief since 2003 and Cameron Highlands BN chairperson since 2008 until now.
Married to Burhah Mohamed, 58, the couple has three children.