Dato' seri hishammuddin bin tun hussein (born 5 august, 1961) is a malaysian politician and member of united malays national organisation (umno). He is the current malaysian minister of home affairs. He is the former minister of education, having served from 2004 to 2009.
Hishammuddin is the son of Tun Hussein Onn, the third Prime Minister of Malaysia and the grandson of Dato' Onn Jaafar, a prominent Malay leader and the founder of UMNO. He is also the cousin of t n 1973. Upon his father's appointment to the post, he attended St. John's Institution in Kuala Lumpurhe current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He was attending Malay College Kuala Kangsar before his father became Deputy Prime Minister i before going on to the Alice Smith School, also in Kuala Lumpur. From Alice Smith School, he went to the English public school, Cheltenham College.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1984. He also attended London School of Economics and received a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Commercial and Corporate Law in 1988.
Prior to his commencing his political career, Hishammuddin was formerly a lawyer with the large Malaysian firm then known as Skrine & Co. (now known as Skrine) and later, a firm then known as Lee Hishammuddin (now known as Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill).
His wife, Yang Mulia Tengku Dato' Datin Seri Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, is a princess from the state of Pahang, Malaysia.