Rep respects his father a lot

Full name: Mohd Fadil Osman (Umno)

Age: 43

Marital status: Married

Number of children: Three daughters

Education: Masters degree in Science(Plantation Management), UPM

Profession: Estate manager

Constituency: Kemayan

Party position: Bera Umno division committeemember/ Bera Umno agriculture bureauchairman

Contact number: 019-260 2456

Website: Under construction

Kemayan assemblyman Mohd Fadil Osman's idol is his father, who was among the first settlers who endured hardship in Lurah Bilut, the first land scheme in the country developed for agricultural activities in 1958.

“He cut down trees in the jungle to build our first home.

“He cut down more trees to grow rubber trees and, with whatever he earned as a rubber tapper, he made sure all his 11 children went to school. None of us dropped out of school despite the condition we were in at that time,'' he reminisced.

Mohd Fadil, who is the ninth child in the family, has nothing but respect and love for his father and 83-year-old mother, who is still alive but in poor health.

A fan of action-packed movies, Mohd Fadil does not have the luxury to watch his favourite stars in action as his wife and three daughters do not share the same interest.

“I watch movies once or twice a month with my family but I normally end up sleeping.

“There was once when one of my daughters wondered why I did not laugh at a funny scene in a movie. She then realised I was sleeping,'' he said.

Mohd Fadil hopes to set up facilities where recycled items can be sent and processed as this is non-existent in his constituency.

He said it was time that people in his area were educated on protecting the environment.

Q: How much time to do you spend on the computer? Do you blog? Do you have a website?

A: Two hours daily. None. None.

Q: Do you play a musical instrument, dance or sing?

A: No, but I do sing in the shower or lullabies to my wife.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to? Name a favourite song.

A: Anything that is pleasant to the ears although in the younger days, I listened to rock and reggae. My favourite song is Epilog Cinta Dari Bromley by Suhaimi Mior Hassan.

Q: Are you into movies? Name a favourite movie.

A: Yes. I watch once or twice a month together with the family. My favourites are action-packed movies. I always end up sleeping as my daughters and wife are into dramas.

Q: What do you read? What was the last book you read?

A: All kinds of books except novels. The topics range from business, motivational and successful people. The last book I read was about former Cabinet minister Tan Sri Sabbaruddin Chik.

Q: Are you into English Premier League football? What’s your team and favourite player?

A: Yes. Chelsea and Manchester United. Didier Drogba.

Q: lf not football, what’s your favourite sport?

A: Badminton. I also played rugby during varsity days.

Q: What do you play (tennis, golf, badminton, etc). Who is your favourite sports star?

A: Badminton. Squash queen Nicol David. A young Malaysian who has made it at international level, something youngsters in the country should emulate.

Q: Coffee or tea? Name your brew (latte, cappuccino, espresso, English breakfast, darjeeling, etc)?

A: Coffee. Cappucino.

Q: Got a nickname? How did it come about?

A: None.

Q: What languages can you speak?

A: Malay and English.

Q: Do you smoke?

A: No.

Q: What is the gadget you can’t do without (handphone, PDA, laptop, etc)?

A: Handphone and PDA.

Q: What’s your favourite food?

A: Assam tempoyak with patin fish, the staple dish of Pahangites.

Q: You have a weakness for things (hi-fi, the latest hand phone, golf clubs, cars, shoes, etc)?

A: No. I am a simple man.

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

A: Ssangyong Rexton. One year.

Q: What is your contribution to environmental conservation?

A: The awareness is there but I cannot say much about action taken on my part. Recycled facilities in my area are almost non-existent. However, I will take the necessary measures to address the matter and educate the people to be more environment-conscious.

Q: Name an idol (dead or alive) that you look up to and why?

A: My parents for raising me and my 10 siblings. They made sure all of us went to school and obtained a good education.

Q: Any phobia? Scared of spiders, enclosed spaces, etc?

A: With the kind of experience I had while growing up in Lurah Bilut, I do not think I am scared of anything.

Q: Favourite actor and why?

A: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li.

Q: What do you like most about Malaysia?

A: The country has unique feature. Its multi-racial society practising different religions and customs lives peacefully unlike certain countries where conflict and bloodshed are daily happenings.

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