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Dato' Wira Haji Yusof Bin Nayan

Translation by Syed Zulfilda S.M. Noor


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Dato' Wira Haji Yusof was born on the 2 October, 1950 in Kampung Jerlun, Kubang Pasu district, Kedah. He had his secondary education at the Sultan Abdul Halim Secondary School, Jitra and was there for 6 years. He then furthered his studies at the University of Malaya from 1970 to 1973. In 1982 he was offered a place at the London School of Economics, University of London, United Kingdom graduating with a Masters in Science Social Planning a year later.


  • Temporary Cadet Officer, Kedah Civil Service
  • Assistant District Officer, Padang Terap
  • Assistant Collector of Land Revenue, Padang Terap
  • Assistant Director, Kedah Economic Planning Unit
  • Assistant District Officer, Bandar Baharu
  • Assistant Development Officer, Kedah
  • Director, Board of Health, Kedah
  • Acting Secretary, Kota Setar Municipal Council
  • President, Kuala Muda Local Government Municipal Council
  • Director of Lands, Kota Setar District
  • Assistant Director of Land and Mineral Resources Office
  • President, Kota Setar Municipal Council
  • District Officer, Kulim
  • President, Kota Setar Municipal Council

In appreciation of his contributions, Dato' Haji Yusof was awarded several honorary medals and titles. They are the Bintang Cemerlang Kedah (B.C.K.), Anugerah Mangku Negara (A.M.N.), Ahli Mahkota Kedah (A.M.K.), the Dato' Seri Diraja Kedah (D.S.D.K) by HRH the Sultan of Kedah and Darjah Kebesaran Gemilang Seri Mahkota Kedah Yang Amat Dihormati (D.G.M.K.) in 2006.

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