Born in Seletar, Singapore in May 1963; received primary and secondary education in beautiful town of Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Higher education in Mississippi (1983-85 and Masters (1988-1990)) USA and research attachment in Canada (1994-97). Believe Malaysian higher education is now at par (if not better) with other universities of other parts of the world.

Specialization: Geotechnical Engineering,  Seepage and Slope Stability, Unsaturated Soil Mechanics,

Husband: Berhan (Jeniang, Gurun, Kedah) currently owner of Pulai Utama Management, Johor Bahru.
Children: Abdul Hakim, Widad, and Muhaimin