On May 15, 2013, Dato’ Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz was appointed as the Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, taking over from Dato’ Sri Ng Yen Yen (Tourism) and Dato’ Sri Utama Dr Rais Yatim (Culture) . Dato’ Seri Mohd Nazri was born in Ipoh. He is the son of late Tan Sri Abdul Aziz who once served as Member of Parliament for Padang Rengas in 1974, and the Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom . He received his education at the Victoria Institution Kuala Lumpur and the Malay College Kuala Kangsar . He furthered his studies at the Inns of Court School of Law in the United Kingdom and was accepted as a Barrister-at-Law at the Lincoln’s Inn. Upon completion of his studies, Dato’ Seri Nazri started his career as an advocate and solicitor in Malaysia. Not long after, he started his own legal firm, Nazri Aziz & Wong . He began his political career in 1978, when he was appointed an EXCO in UMNO Youth and contested for that position in 1980 and won. He was appointed as a Senator in 1991 and stood for the General Elections in 1995. He won the seat of Chenderoh, and subsequently, Padang Rengas after the realignment of the electoral boundaries by the Election Commission in 1999 .He was then appointed as Deputy Minister in Prime Minister’s Department, Deputy Minister of Finance II, and served as the Minister of Entrepreneur Development until 2004.