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Wednesday May 7, 2008

Goat keeper


Full Name: Matulidi Jusoh (Umno)
Age: 50
Marital status: Married
Children: Four
Constituency: Dungun, Terengganu
Education: Tertiary
Profession: Politician
Contact: 019-957 2621

MATULIDI Jusoh won the Dungun parliamentary seat with an almost 5,000-vote majority. He polled 29,264 votes against his PKR opponent Shamsul Iskandar Yusri Mohd Hakim who obtained 24,270 votes.

How much time do you spend on the computer?

An hour a day.

Matulidi Jusoh plays the violin.

Do you blog?


Do you play a musical instrument, dance or sing?

I play the violin.

What kind of music do you listen to?


Are you into movies?

No time for movies since I got involved in politics a decade ago.

What do you read?

All the BM newspapers, including Harakah.

What was the last book you read?

History of Asia.

Are you into English Premier League football?


What’s your game then?

I play golf.

Favourite sports star?

Tiger Woods.

Coffee or tea?

White coffee.

Got a nickname?

Che Mat, since I was a boy but I don’t know who gave me the name.

Do you smoke?


You have a weakness for ...


Do you have a pet?

Yes, goats.

What do you call them?

No name, but the breed is kaprima.

What car do you drive and how long have you had it?

A Honda Accord 1976 model, since 1994.

What is your contribution to environmental conservation?

Not using plastic bags. I bring along my own basket to the marketplace.

Name an idol (dead or alive) whom you look up to and why.

Datuk Rosli Mat Hassan, the former Dungun rep who is my sifu; he coached me to become a confident politician and orator.

Any phobia?


What do you like about Malaysia?

The existence of three major races.

What do you dislike about Malaysians?

Those who are racist.

Which sector in Malaysia would you like to see improvement?

The rural areas.

If there is one thing you can wish for in the country, what would that be?

Zero poverty.

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