Abdul Ghani 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, Abdul Ghani.
Abdul Ghani Ahmad
Member of the Kedah State Assembly for Ayer Hitam
In office
Preceded by Othman Aziz (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
Succeeded by Mukhriz Mahathir (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
In office
Preceded by Abdul Rahman Ariffin (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
Succeeded by Othman Aziz (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
Personal details
Born (1970-06-03) 3 June 1970 (age 46)
Kedah, Malaysia
Political party Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPakatan Rakyat
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam
Website http://pkwr-ayerhitam.blogspot.com/

Haji Abdul Ghani Ahmad (born 3 June 1970) is a Malaysian politician. He was twice the Member of the State Assembly of Kedah for the seat of Ayer Hitam, representing the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). His two terms were from 1999 to 2004 and from 2008 to 2013[1] In the latter term he was a member of the Executive Council of Kedah responsible for Information and Entrepreneur Development.[2]

Abdul Ghani was first elected to the Kedah State Assembly for Ayer Hitam in the 1999 election, but was defeated in 2004 by Othman Aziz of Barisan Nasional. In the 2008 election Abdul Ghani won back the seat in a re-match against Othman.[3] With PAS winning government in Kedah in the 2008 election (as part of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition),[4] Abdul Ghani was appointed to the State Executive Council in March 2010.[2] In the 2013 election, PAS lost government and Abdul Ghani lost his seat, to UMNO's Mukhriz Mahathir.

Election results[edit]

State Assembly of Kedah: N4 Ayer Hitam[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Abdul Rahman Ariffin 8,414 48.5% Abdul Ghani Ahmad 8,558 49.3%
2004 Othman Aziz 10,759 51% Abdul Ghani Ahmad 9,899 47%
2008 Abdul Ghani Ahmad 10,652 50% Othman Aziz 10,146 48%
2013 Mukhriz Mahathir 14,083 54% Abdul Ghani Ahmad 11,637 44%


  1. ^ "Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Government of Kedah. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Two new faces in reshuffled Kedah exco". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 10 March 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ "New Kedah MB sworn in (updated)". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 9 March 2008. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2010.