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Dato' Dr. Md Khir Abdul Rahman

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


Dato' Dr. Md Khir Abdul Rahman was born on 2nd August, 1947 in Kanchut, Alor Setar, Kedah. He received his early education at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College, Alor Setar before enrolling himself at the University of Malaya. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Mathematics. Subsequently, he continued his studies at the State University of Ghent, Belgium, where he graduated with a Master's degree in Agricultural Development and later obtained his Doctorate in Science, specializing in Computerization and Statistics.


  • Started his career in Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) (1972)
  • Served in Bank Negara (1983)
  • Managing Director, Mejati Technology Group (1996)
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer / General Manager of Malaysian Electronics Payment System Sdn. Bhd. (MEPS)
  • Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (1st May 2000)
  • Director, Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDC)
  • Director, Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
  • Member, Tenders Committee
  • Member, Committee of Share Option Scheme for Employees
  • Member of the Board of several wholly-owned and subsidiary companies of Telekom Malaysia Berhad

In appreciation of his services and contributions, he was awarded several awards which include the Dato' Setia DiRaja Kedah (D.S.D.K.) which carried the title Dato' from HRH the Sultan of Kedah.

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