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Brothers under one house

Brothers under one house by BY SHAHANAAZ HABIB 6 April 2008 "... Khalid admitted that with a brother as minister, it could be “more difficult or easier” depending on how each “plays” it. “But politics should not be personally antagonistic. It should not be because of a difference of opinion that we can’t be friends or brothers. We can be different and not hate each other.”..." More from The Star On different paths but sharing a common bond by BY SHAHANAAZ HABIB, 6 April 2008 '...Shahrir is from Umno while his kid brother is from PAS.In the recent general election, Khalid defeated Umno’s Datuk Aziz Shamsuddin to win the Shah Alam parliamentary seat..." More from The Star

Khalid Abd Samad

I was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan in 1957 and I grew up all over the country. My parents are originally from Muar, Johor but my father was a civil servant and he was posted to different states – Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor and even up to Sabah. Yes Shahrir Samad is my brother and yes we are from the same parents. I studied Fuel and Energy Engineering in Leeds University, UK and I graduated in 1979. As a student in the UK, I was a member of a group called ‘SUARA AL-Islam’. When I returned to Malaysia, I joined PAS in 1983. I was a PAS C.C. member from 1987 to 1993. I have never been a member of IRC, JIM or any other Islamic organization, although I often interact with their members. Beloved parents - Hj Abd Samad & Hajjah Rashidah I joined Petronas soon after returning home and left when I contested for the Kuala Krai parliamentary seat in 1986 as a PAS candidate. Following that, I set up my own company and continued to be actively involved in PAS. I have never sat for t