Mr Jahid Jahim was born on 29 May 1958 in Kg. Rangalau Lama,
Kiulu. He is married to Malianah Ugau and they have 3 children.
Jahid is currently a member of the Sabah State Legislative
Assembly (MLA) for the N.9 Tamparuli constituency having
won the seat in 10th State General Elections held on 21
Mac 2004. He was subsequently appointed as the Assistant
Minister of Youth and Sports in the new BN Sabah Cabinet.
He was formerly with the Sabah Civil Service having served
in various capacities as a Senior Officer with the Information
Department, Assistant Director of the State Development
Department, District Officer of Tuaran, Director of Resettlement
Division of the Chief Minister's Department and Secretary
of the Home Affairs and Research Unit of the Chief Minister's
Department. He resigned from his position to venture into
full-time politics in 1991.
Jahid holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the National University
of Malaysia in 1981. For his contributions to the state,
he was awarded the Ahli Darjah Kinabalu (ADK) medal in 1991and
the Ahli Setia Darjah Kinabalu (ASDK) in 1994 by the TYT
Yang diPertua Negeri Sabah.