Mohd Ali Rustam

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This is a Malay name; the name Rustam is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohd Ali.
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri
Mohd Ali Rustam
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Chief Minister of Malacca
In office
3 December 1999 – 7 May 2013
Preceded by Abu Zahar Isnin
Succeeded by Idris Haron
Personal details
Born (1949-08-24) 24 August 1949 (age 65)
Political party United Malays National Organisation
Religion Islam

Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam (born 24 August 1949) is a Malaysian politician. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and is the ninth Chief Minister of the state of Malacca.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Kampung Bukit Katil Melaka,Melaka on 24 August 1949. Got his first education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Katil and Sekolah Kebangsaan Semabok. He continued his secondary education at Melaka High School. He got his tertiary education with Bachelor of Degree of Social Science at USM (University Sains Malaysia). [1]

Mohd Ali joined UMNO in 1968 and has been an elected representative since 1986.[2] He became Chief Minister of Malacca in December 1999.[3] He also served as a vice president of UMNO from 2004 to 2009.


In the 2009 UMNO elections, he ran for deputy president but was disqualified after being found guilty of money politics.[4]

Controversies[edit]

In 2010, he approved an animal testing lab in Malacca. His defence of animal testing generated international attention, and was criticized by the Malaysian chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.[5]

On 30 September 2012, Rustam's eldest son Ridhwan Ali celebrated his marriage in front of 130,000 guests in a sports centre.[6] The event lasted eight hours and the food allegedly cost $200,000, causing opposition politicians to question how Rustam could have afforded it on his government salary.[6] Rustam denied allegations of corruption, saying it was his "own family arrangement and has nothing to do with the state government."[6] Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdul, from the country's anti-corruption commission, announced that an investigation had been instigated: "We are going item by item, to see how much money was spent and who paid for it".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ^2013-04-16
  2. ^ Tan, Jocelyn; Sa'odah Elias (2009-03-15). "Mr Likeable cashing in on charm". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Ketua Menteri Melaka". Government of Malacca. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Ali Rustam 'bukan kambing korban'". Malaysiakini. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  5. ^ "Malaysian minister says God made animals for testing". Associated Press (The Guardian). 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Malaysia wedding sparks corruption inquiry". BBC. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

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