KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will get a new director-general, Datuk Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim, this Thursday.
Mohamad Nordin, previously Jakim’s deputy director-general of policy, will replace Tan Sri Othman Mustapha, whose contract will run out on Wednesday.
“I would like to thank the Malaysian government for giving me the trust as Jakim director-general for more than seven years.
“I pray the government especially the civil service will continue serving the religion, nation and country,” Othman said in a statement today.
Nordin, 58, has served Putrajaya for more than 30 years, starting as an Islamic affairs officer in January 1984.
He took Islamic Studies in Islamic civilisation, and graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2000, before joining a leadership programme in Oxford University in 2013.
“With his credibility, knowledge and experience in the field of managing Islamic affair sin Malaysia, including high integrity, I am confident and believe he can continue Jakim vision and mission,” Othman added.