DATUK HAJI JAAFAR BIN HAJI LAJIS, a Malaysian aged 56, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of DPS Resources Berhad. He was appointed to the Board on 18 December 2003. In 1980, Datuk Jaafar graduated with a Bachelor Degree In Economics from National University of Malaysia (UKM). In 1992, he was awarded the Darjah Mulia Sri Melaka (DMSM) for his services to the state government of Melaka. Datuk Jaafar was a senior civil servant for more than 16 years where he was responsible for socioeconomic matters for rural residents, and infrastructure in Melaka. He was a state assemblyman in 1986, and was appointed as an executive councilor and the Melaka state assembly speaker for two (2) terms, from 1986 to 1995. He is still active in politics and business and currently the Permanent Chairman of UMNO Bahagian Jasin, Melaka.