Abdul Latiff Ahmad

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Abdul Latiff Ahmad

عبداللطيفف بن احمد
Deputy Minister of Defence
In office
10 April 2009 – 15 May 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAbu Seman Yusop
Succeeded byAbdul Rahim Bakri
ConstituencyMersing
Deputy Minister of Health
In office
27 March 2004 – 9 April 2009
MonarchSirajuddin
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterChua Soi Lek (2004-2008)
Ong Ka Ting (Acting) (2008)
Liow Tiong Lai (2008-2009)
Preceded byAbu Seman Yusop
Succeeded byRosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin
ConstituencyMersing
Deputy Minister of Human Resources
In office
15 December 1999 – 26 March 2004
MonarchSalahuddin
Sirajuddin
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterFong Chan Onn
Preceded byAffifudin Omar
Succeeded byAbdul Rahman Bakar
ConstituencyMersing
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Mersing
Assumed office
1999
Preceded byZainal Abidin Osman (UMNO-BN)
Majority10,861 (1999)
14,573 (2004)
13,736 (2008)
15,747 (2013)
8,459 (2018)
Chairman of Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB)
In office
11 June 2013 – 2018
MinisterNajib Razak
CEOAhmad Azizi Ali
Preceded byIdris Haron
Personal details
Born
Abdul Latiff bin Ahmad

(1958-07-09) 9 July 1958 (age 60)
Ayer Hitam, Kluang, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyIndependent (2018-present)
UMNO (until 2018)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
OccupationPolitician

Datuk Dr. Haji Abdul Latiff bin Ahmad (Jawi: عبداللطيفف بن احمد ; born 9 July 1958) is a Malaysian politician and is the incumbent Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Mersing constituency in the state of Johor for fifth term since 1999.[1][2][3] He was a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO); a component party of Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Presently he is an Independent politician due to his resignation from UMNO in 2018.[4]

Political career[edit]

Abdul Latiff was firstly elected to the Johor State Legislative Assembly for Endau seat in 1995 election. In the 1999 general election he switched to federal politics by contesting and winning to be the Member of Parliament of Mersing constituency in Johor, and thereafter served as Deputy Minister of Human Resources (1999 to 2004), Deputy Minister of Health (2004 to 2010) and Deputy Minister of Defence (2010 to 2013). He was reelected for the Mersing parliamentery seat in the consecutive 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2018 general elections.

Abdul Latiff was left out of Najib Razak's cabinet after the 2013 general election, and was appointed as the chairman of the government-linked housing development company Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB).[5] He left SPNB when BN lost as the ruling federal government to Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the 2018 election.[6]

Election results[edit]

Johor State Legislative Assembly[3]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 N9 Endau, P129 Mersing. Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 7,315 69% Sheikh Abdullah Said Salleh (PAS) 3,302 31% 10,668 4,013 64.36%
Parliament of Malaysia[1][2][3][7][8][9]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 P129 Mersing, Johor. Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 18,821 70.28% Idris Tukachil (PAS) 7,960 29.72% 27,617 10,861 70.29%
2004 P154 Mersing, Johor. Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 19,222 80.52% Idris Tukachil (PAS) 4,649 19.48% 24,484 14,573 72.25%
2008 Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 20,116 75.92% Shahar Abdullah (PAS) 6,380 24.08% 27,548 13,736 75.59%
2013 Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 26,184 71.50% Roslan Nikmat (PAS) 10,437 28.50% 37,393 15,747 84.03%
2018 Abdul Latiff Ahmad (UMNO) 19,806 53.00% Md Nasir Hashim (PPBM) 11,347 30.37% 38,306 8,459 79.51%
A. Rahman A. Hamid (PAS) 6,215 16.63%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2010. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 11 March 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  3. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ Mazwin Nik Anis, Muguntan Vanar and Zakiah Koya (15 December 2018). "Six more MPs leave Umno". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Former deputy minister Dr Abdul Latif now SPNB chairman". The Malaysian Insider. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Heads to roll from more than 100 MOF Inc firms, says report". Malaysiakini. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  7. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum. Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "14th General Election Malaysia (GE14 / PRU14) - Johor". election.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  9. ^ https://undi.info/johor/r18/p154
  10. ^ "The Malacca Yang Di-Pertua Negri's Birthday Honours List". The Star. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 11 October 2018.