|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Selangor, Selangor
|Preceded by||Mohd Daud Tarihep (UMNO – BN)|
|Succeeded by||Irmohizam Ibrahim (UMNO – BN)|
1 January 1956 |
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||PAS – Pakatan Rakyat|
Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for Kuala Selangor from 2008 until 2013. He sat in Parliament as a member of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition. He is currently the executive director of PAS Research Center.
Dzulkefly holds a bachelor degree from the University of Birmingham and a master's degree from the University of Surrey. He later completed his doctorate in toxicology from the Imperial College (St. Mary's Hospital Medical School) in 1993.
Dzulkefly was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Kuala Selangor, which had been held by the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. In January 2010, he publicly supported the controversial decision of the Malaysian High Court to allow a Catholic publication to use the term "Allah".
Dzulkefly is a prominent member of the moderate, or "Erdogan" (after the Turkish politician), faction of PAS. In 2013, despite the loss of his parliamentary seat, he was re-elected to the party's central committee.
|2008||Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS)||18,796||50%||Jahaya Ibrahim (UMNO)||17,934||48%|
|2013||Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS)||27,040||49%||Irmohizam Ibrahim (UMNO)||27,500||50%|
- "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 11 January 2010. Turnout figures for Kuala Selangor unavailable.
- Mustafa Kamal, Shazwan (1 January 2010). "Khir Toyo says in mourning over Allah ruling". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
- Ganghopadhyay, Abhrajit (24 November 2013). "Moderates Hold Sway In Malaysia’s Islamic Party Poll". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
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