IDRIS JALA AGAMA KRISTIAN?
Sebenarnya Idris Jala adalah kristian dari suku kaum Kelabit di Bario, Sarawak.Kalau ikutkan pada nama tentulah kita merasakan beliau seorang muslim dari suku-suku terdapat di Sarawak yang pelbagai.
Idris Jala was born in 1958 as a member of the Kelabit tribe from the Bario highlands in Sarawak, Malaysia. His name sounds like a Malay name but Idris Jala is not a Malay. He is a Christian. Yes, a man with a Malay name is a Christian. Surprise ? Not in Sabah or Sarawak, whereby the native with their first name in English is a Christian but a native with his or her first name in Malay is not necessary a Muslim.
Back to Idris Jala. In 1982, he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in development studies/management in University Sains Malaysia, winning the Bishen Kaur Award as the top student in development studies. He joined Sarawak Shell in the same year and, thanks to a Shell scholarship, earned a Masters degree in industrial relations from the University of Warwick, England, in 1986.
He was appointed human resources advisor of Shell International in the Netherlands in 1989, before returning to Shell Sarawak four years later as head of human resources planning. In 1998 he became chairman and managing director of Shell Sri Lanka before being transferred to London in 2000 to become the company's vice-president of business development consultancy and retail marketing.
Idris Jala is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airlines.