Azizan Abdul Razak

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This is a Malay name; the name Abdul Razak is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Azizan.
Yang Berhormat Tan Sri
Azizan Abdul Razak
10th Menteri Besar of Kedah
In office
9 March 2008 – 6 May 2013
Monarch Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah
Preceded by Mahdzir bin Khalid
Succeeded by Mukhriz Mahathir
Member of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly
for Sungai Limau
In office
21 March 2004 – 26 September 2013
Succeeded by Mohd Azam Samad
Personal details
Born (1944-10-25)25 October 1944
Alor Setar, Kedah, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died 26 September 2013(2013-09-26) (aged 68)
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia)
Political party Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
Pakatan Rakyat
Occupation State assemblyman
Religion Islam

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Azizan bin Abdul Razak[1] (25 October 1944 - 26 September 2013) was the menteri besar (chief minister) of the Malaysian state of Kedah. His Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) led a coalition government of Kedah with PKR and the DAP after their victory in the 2008 Malaysian election.[2] Ustaz Azizan was the first menteri besar of Kedah from a political party other than UMNO. He held the Kedah state assembly seat of Sungai Limau, was the PAS commissioner for Kedah and member of the PAS Central Committee.

During his lifetime, Azizan held the position as the Menteri besar of Kedah. On 16 July 2008, Ustaz Azizan was conferred the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Kedah (SPMK) which carried the "Datuk Seri" title. The award was presented by Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah at Istana Anak Bukit in conjunction with the sultan's Golden Jubilee celebration.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Azizan had 14 children from two marriages.[4] He is a graduate of Al-Azhar University and the University of Kent, and a former head of the sharia law department of the National University of Malaysia.[2] He conversed fluently in Bahasa Melayu (Malay language), English and Arabic.


Dato Seri Azizan Abdul Razak died on 26 September 2013 at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital's intensive care unit due to weakening health.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

2013: Kedah State Assembly - Sungai Limau[edit]

  • Azizan Abdul Razak (PAS) 13,294
  • Mohd Fazillah Mohd Ali (BN) 10,520
  • Sobri Ahmad (BEBAS) 100
  • Abdullah Hashim (BEBAS) 84

2008: Kedah State Assembly - Sungai Limau[edit]

  • Azizan Abdul Razak (PAS) 12,028
  • Basorri Abu Hassan (BN) 8,816

2004: Kedah State Assembly - Sungai Limau[edit]

  • Azizan Abdul Razak (PAS) 10,882
  • Suhaimi Abdullah (BN) 9,802


  1. ^ Portal Kerajaan Negeri Kedah
  2. ^ a b New Kedah MB sworn in (updated)
  3. ^ Sultan's Golden Jubilee Honours List, 16 July 2008
  4. ^ "No cause for worry". The Star (Malaysia). 10 April 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Majid, Embun. "Former Kedah MB Azizan dies (Updated) - Nation | The Star Online". Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mahdzir bin Khalid
Menteri Besar of Kedah
9 March 2008 – 6 May 2013
Succeeded by
Mukhriz Mahathir