Noh Omar

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This is a Malay name; the name Omar is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Noh.
Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri
Noh Omar
Malaysian Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
In office
10 April 2009 – 15 May 2013
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Deputy Mohd Johari Baharum
Chua Tee Yong
Preceded by Mustapa Mohamed
Succeeded by Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Malaysian Minister for Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development
In office
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
Preceded by Mohamed Khaled Nordin
Succeeded by Ministry abolished
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tanjong Karang, Selangor
Personal details
Political party UMNO - Barisan Nasional
Alma mater Thames Valley University
Occupation Member of Parliament
Religion Islam

Datuk Seri Noh bin Omar is a Malaysian politician. He is the former Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Tanjong Karang constituency in Selangor. He is a member of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.

Noh was appointed to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after the 2008 election as Minister for Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development.[1] On 10 April 2009, he was appointed as Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry by Abdullah's successor, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.[2]

In 2005, while Deputy Minister for Internal Security, Noh made international news for his role in a controversy concerning the alleged mistreatment of an ethnic Chinese woman by Malaysian police. In response to the revelation of mistreatment and protests by the Chinese government, Noh reportedly stated "if foreigners think that Malaysia police are brutal, please go back to their own countries and not to stay here".[3] Noh was reprimanded by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi[4] and Noh issued an apology for his comments that BBC News described as a 'grudging at best'.[5] It was later revealed that the women was Malaysian of Malay decent, and she was detained for drug abuse.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P95 Tanjong Karang, Selangor[7]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct
2004 Noh Omar (UMNO) 17,750 65% Abdul Ghani Samsudin (PAS) 8,742 32%
2008 Noh Omar (UMNO) 16,073 55% Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (PAS) 12,253 42%
2013 Noh Omar (UMNO) 20,548 55% Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (PAS) 16,154 44% Masrun bin Tamsi (Independent) 340 0.92%


  1. ^ "New ministers: PM’s reminder a timely one". The Star (Malaysia). 21 March 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "28-strong Cabinet". Daily Express (Malaysia). 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Kent, Jonathan (30 November 2005). "Malaysia minister defends police". BBC News. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pak Lah: Noh statement totally against Government's policy on visitors". The Star (Malaysia). 1 December 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Kent, Jonathan (30 November 2005). "Malaysia police minister 'sorry'". BBC News. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
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  7. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 10 January 2010.  Includes 2004 election results. Results from earlier elections not available.