Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Samad Shahrir of Malaysia

Shahrir was born in Kuantan, Pahang, and attended local primary schools.
Shahrir was sacked that year in the events leading up to the 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis and Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah's challenge to Prime Minister and UMNO President Mahathir Mohamad.
Later that week, Shahrir met with Deputy Prime Minister and BN Chief Whip, Najib Tun Razak to officially submit his resignation.
At the same time, the BNBBC's official position on the issue was that Shahrir had procedurally erred in supporting the motion, as the matter was beyond the purview of the Committee in question, which exists only to prevent a breach or abuse of Parliamentary privileges.
over as the conutry's third Prime Minister.
service under Tun Hussein, Shahrir took a year's sabbatical to do his M.
Onn, who had moved on to another constituency in Johor.
Shahrir was dropped from the Cabinet.
spared from being purged along with the other Team B leaders from UMNO Baru.
other parliamentary organisations and activiries at the international level.
YB Dato Shahrir has stood up as a thorn to the Govt as he got the guts to speak out and resign when he knew the protest is futile.
took over as the conutry's third Prime Minister.
Shahrir took a year's sabbatical to do his M.
In may 1987, Shahrir was dropped from the Cabinet.
along with the other Team B leaders from UMNO Baru.
Shahrir said the subsidy could be utilised for other economic development projects for the betterment of the people.
Shahrir said there would be a time when fuel price will slide to RM1.
Shahrir is fast becoming my favorite minister.
Shahrir said his ministry had held discussions with a number of hypermarkets but so far only companies had agreed to reduce the prices of essential products.
Speaking of a demand by 3,200 petrol station operators to claim RM41 million in compensation from the Finance Ministry, Shahrir said in business, loses are a common risk faced by everyone and that no business was free from such risks.
Winding-up debates on Budget 2009 for his ministry at the committee stage, Shahrir said the government had yet to decide on the kind of action to be taken if the crude oil price continues to decline in future.
shahrir had said that the govt will always subsidies fuel at 30 sen per litre at all time.
70 per liter at publishing time), but Datuk shahrir says the difference would not be much especially during these period of low crude oil prices, so now is the right time to make this change.
69, but Shahrir says this is actually higher than the refinery price.
30 per liter subsidy, but Datuk Shahrir is of the opinion that the current low fuel prices are quite fair and theres no need to go drop them too much even though the government wont have to pay fuel subsidies per liter.
Shahrir said that for example, the government had set a price ceiling on steel bars 600-700 ringgit (190-220 dollars) below market price.
Shahrir was reported to have said in the papers that his Chinese wife is not related to tycoon and billionaire Robert Kuok.
Don't remember that Shahrir is a tycoon himself or is listed in the top 40 or 100 richest people in Malaysia.
Ignore the white hair - Shahrir is not as wise as he looks.
Sad, isnt it ? Like a dog being thrown a bone, Shahrir is now wagging his tail furiously.
Shahrir was attempting a statistical modelling of unique sampling.
Problem with Shahrir is always having the possible answers but will never act on the obvious solution.
Yeah, it is indeed sad that Shahrir is resigning instead of the MP for Jasin.
To him, Umno’s dominance in the state is part of a tradition that links him back to the era of Datuk Onn Jaafar, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman and Tun Musa Hitam (Shahrir was himself a protege of the former Deputy prime minister.
On the price of fuel for light aircraft, Shahrir said it was not controlled by the government.
Malaysia is moving to cut the bill for its extensive petrol, diesel and gas subsidies, which Shahrir said are expected to cost 56 billion ringgit (17.
Shahrir said that 296 petrol stations in the northern states bordering Thailand, and 197 in Johor state would be affected by the ban on sales to foreigners, which extends 50 kilometres (31 miles) into Malaysia.
Shahrir said the new subsidies would be a needs-based system, rather than the current arrangement which lowers the cost of petrol for all users no matter what their income.
When the vote was held, Shahrir was the only government MP who supported the motion.
However, the BNBBC later stated that Shahrir had been in the wrong for supporting a baseless motion, as the purview of the House Rights and Privileges Committee only extended to the misuse of Parliamentary privileges.
The backbenchers indicated they would comply with the ruling, but said that counter to Abdullah's insinuation that he would have sacked Shahrir had he not resigned, they still considered Shahrir their Chairman.
According to the New Straits Times, Shahrir said the government would save costs by mainly subsidising only one type of fuel.