Nur Jazlan Mohamed

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This is a Malay name; the name Mohamed is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Nur Jazlan.
Yang Berhormat Datuk
Nur Jazlan Mohamed
Nur Jazlan.jpg
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Pulai, Johor
Assumed office
21 March 2004
Preceded by Abdul Kadir Annuar (UMNOBN)
Personal details
Born (1966-02-15) 15 February 1966 (age 48)
Political party UMNOBarisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Rossana Binti Tan Sri Jaffar
Children 3
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (born 15 February 1966) is a Malaysian politician and is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Pulai constituency in the state of Johor. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.

Personal life[edit]

Nur Jazlan is married and has three children.[1] He is the eldest son of former Information Minister Mohamed Rahmat,[2] who was of Javanese[3] and Chinese descent.[4] Nur Jazlan's mother Puan Sri Salbiah Abdul Hamid was of Teochew Chinese heritage, and associates closely with the Chinese community.[5] He is a columnist for The Malaysian Insider.[6]


Nur Jazlan is an alumnus from the South Bank Polytehnics,[7] United Kingdom and Emile Woolf School of Accountancy,[8] London.

Corporate career[edit]

In the year 1990, Nur Jazlan was appointed as one of the Administrative Executives in IGB Corporation Berhad.[9] he stayed in IGB for a year before moving to Equatorial hotel (M) Sdn Bhd and later in 1994 he was appointed as the Finance Officer for the joint venture of Proton-DRB Sdn Bhd. He stayed there up till the year 2004, where he left his corporate life to contest in the 12th General Election.[10]

Political career[edit]

Nur Jazlan was elected to federal Parliament in the 2004 election for the UMNO-held seat of Pulai, previously held by Abdul Kadir Annuar.[11] He ran for the Deputy Presidency of UMNO in 2008, citing the need for UMNO to regenerate after the 2008 election, stating "UMNO must realise it is at the crossroads—it's a matter of life and death." His candidacy was described by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed as one of a "joker".[12] By the end of October 2008, Nur Jazlan had withdrawn from the race.[13] In the 2013 election, he retained his seat, withstanding a challenge from senior Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) politician Salahuddin Ayub, a Kelantan-based MP who switched to Johor to seek to unseat Nur Jazlan.[14]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P161 Pulai, Johor[11]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 42,406 83% Md Nasir Ab Waham (PKR) 7,480 15%
2008 Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 38,036 69% Abdullah Ideris (PAS) 17,587 31%
2013 Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 43,751 51% Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 40,525 47%


  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Former information minister dies – UPDATED". (Sin Chew Jit Po). 11 January 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Hussein Alattas (1991), p. 226
  4. ^ The truth emerges, 25 October 2009, Andrew Sia, The Star
  5. ^ Housewife gets surprise visit, 29 February 2012, Ben Tan, New Straits Times
  6. ^ "Nur Jazlan". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
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  11. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2 February 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ Hamid, Jalil (14 October 2008). "Maverick Malaysian politician tests old order". Reuters India (Reuters). Retrieved 2 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Nur Jazlan out of race for No. 2 post". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 28 October 2008. 
  14. ^ "GE13: Can Salahuddin deliver Malay votes to Kit Siang?". 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 


  • Hussien Alattas (Syed.), Perang di Parit Raja, Al-Suhaimi, 1991