JAKIM appoints new female DG

MHCT would like to congratulate Datuk Hakimah Mohd Yusoff, whom has created history by becoming the first woman to be appointed as Director-General of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).

Datuk Hakimah Yusoff with MHCT Director, Prof. Hj. Rafek during The Launching of Malaysia Airlines Airbus A-380 (Super Jumbo) – July 2012.

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Secretary to the government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali said the appointment of the former Jakim Deputy Director-General of Policy would take effect on March 21.

“This appointment will increase the involvement of women as decision makers in the civil service,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Mohd Zuki hoped that the appointment of Hakimah would lead Jakim towards strengthening its role as a competitive Islamic affairs agency at the federal level and globally.

Hakimah, who graduated from Universiti Malaya with a bachelor’s degree in Syariah in 1990 and a Master’s in Human Resource Development from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2001, joined the civil service in 1992 as an assistant director at the Jakim Halal Hub Division.