MELAKA: Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob was sworn in as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Melaka for a fourth term, in a ceremony held at Dewan Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh, here today.
Mohd Khalil then signed the letter of appointment, witnessed by Melaka High Court Judge Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera.
The ceremony was attended by Mohd Khalil’s wife, Toh Puan Zurina Kassim, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Senator Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam, Melaka state executive council members, members of Parliament, and state assemblymen.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah had presented the letter of appointment to Mohd Khalil yesterday.
Mohd Khalil, 78, was appointed as the sixth Governor of Melaka on June 2, 2004, and sworn in on June 4, 2004, replacing Tun Syed Ahmad Shahabudin.
Born in Kuantan, Pahang, Mohd Khalil has held several posts in the Cabinet – as deputy minister of Education (1982-1984), minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (1984-1986) and minister of Information (1999-2004) – besides holding the Pahang menteri besar’s post for 13 years, from 1986 to 1999.