CHANCELLOR

YABHG. TOH PUAN DATUK SERI PANGLIMA (DR) HAJAH NORLIDAH BINTI TAN SRI DATUK R.M JASNI

YABhg. Toh Puan Datuk Seri Panglima (DR) Hajah Norlidah Binti Tan Sri Datuk RM Jasni, wife of the 10th Sabah State Governor, Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Dr. Haji Juhar Bin Haji Mahiruddin. She was born on November 20th, 1962 at Kampung Surapit, Papar, Sabah. Her father, Tan Sri Datuk RM Jasni, is a former politician, local leader, also a well-known writer. Meanwhile, YABhg. Toh Puan’s mother, Puan Sri Hajah Samsiah Ag. Puteh is a former teacher.

YABhg. Toh Puan started her career with Land and Surveying Department, Kota Kinabalu District in 1980. After one year, in 1981, she was transferred to Magistrate Court, Sandakan District. It was in the same year that she met and married YABhg. Tun Dr. Haji Juhar who at the time served as a magistrate in Magistrate Court, Sandakan District.

YABhg. Toh Puan is actively involved in Non-Government Organization (NGO) especially through her involvement in Badan Kebajikan Islam Sabah (BAKISA). YABhg. Toh Puan served BAKISA Committee Member for 7 years; from 2003 until 2010. She involved in many activities and programs to help the disabled children, in women development activities as well in religious activities.

After her husband was appointed as the Sabah Governor, YABhg. Toh Puan has been appointed as the patron for BAKISA. She has also been appointed as a Patron for Yayasan Nur Jauhar and several NGOs and charity bodies.

YABhg. Toh Puan received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from North Borneo University College, Sabah and was appointed as the University’s Chancellor in October 2016. YABhg. Toh Puan and YABhg. Tun Dr. Juhar is blessed with four children; two sons and two daughters.