Rina Mohd Harun named as Minister of Rural Development

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Pakatan Harapan Wanita deputy chief Rina Mohd Harun today was named as Rural Development Minister in the new Cabinet line-up led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Rina, 44, was among the 'giant killers' in the 14th General Election when she won the Titiwangsa parliamentary seat by overthrowing the Barisan Nasional candidate and incumbent Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani and Mohamad Noor Mohamad from PAS.

She has been active in the country's political arena since 2002 as Sepang UMNO division Puteri chief and has held various positions in Puteri UMNO including Puteri UMNO exco member in 2009 before joining Bersatu last year.

Rina, who is also Srikandi Bersatu chief has also been actively involved with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Raised in Jalan Gurney here, Rina received her early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Datuk Keramat 1 before continuing her secondary education at Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Baharu.

Rina, who previously served in the banking sector, holds a Diploma in Business Studies from the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Bachelor Degree (double major) in Banking & Finance and Management from Northwood University, Michigan, United States.