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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.”..."

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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..."

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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 th…