Dzulkefly Ahmad

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This is a Malay name; the name Ahmad is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Dzulkefly.
Yang Berhormat
Dzulkefly Ahmad
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Selangor, Selangor
In office
2008–2013
Preceded by Mohd Daud Tarihep (UMNOBN)
Succeeded by Irmohizam Ibrahim (UMNOBN)
Personal details
Born (1956-01-01) 1 January 1956 (age 58)
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party PASPakatan Rakyat
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam
Website drdzul.wordpress.com

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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

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.[1] In January 2010, he publicly supported the controversial decision of the Malaysian High Court to allow a Catholic publication to use the term "Allah".[2]

He lost his parliamentary seat in the 2013 election, tallying 460 votes fewer than the Barisan Nasional candidate Irmohizam Ibrahim.[1]

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.[3]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P96 Kuala Selangor, Selangor[1]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct
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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 11 January 2010.  Turnout figures for Kuala Selangor unavailable.
  2. ^ Mustafa Kamal, Shazwan (1 January 2010). "Khir Toyo says in mourning over Allah ruling". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Ganghopadhyay, Abhrajit (24 November 2013). "Moderates Hold Sway In Malaysia’s Islamic Party Poll". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2014.