Ahmad Faizal Azumu
Ahmad Faizal Azumu
احمد فيزال بن ازومو
|12th and 13th Menteri Besar of Perak|
|Assumed office |
13 March 2020
12 May 2018 – 10 March 2020
|Preceded by||Zambry Abdul Kadir|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO–BN)|
|Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Mah Hang Soon (MCA–BN)|
Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu Tak
10 June 1970
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) (till 2017) |
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) (since 2017)
|Barisan Nasional (BN) (till 2017)|
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2017–2020)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (since 2020)
Muafakat Nasional (MN) (since 2020)
|Spouse(s)||Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi|
|Relations||Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi (sister-in-law)|
|Parents||Azumu Tak, Zaliha Nordin|
|Residence||Kediaman Menteri Besar, |
Jalan Raja Di-Hilir, Ipoh
|Alma mater||Edith Cowan University|
|Website||Ahmad Faizal Azumu on Facebook|
Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu (Jawi: احمد فيزال بن ازومو ; born 10 June 1970) is a Malaysian politician. He has served as the 12th and 13th Menteri Besar of Perak since May 2018.  Ahmad Faizal is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tambun and Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Chenderiang. He is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition in both federal and state levels and BERSATU Deputy President and State Chairman of Perak as well as Pahang. He was also Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition of Perak.  He was only Menteris Besar in Malaysia who has ruled in two different political coalitions, which are PH from May 2018 to its collapse in March 2020 and PN since March 2020.
Background and education
Ahmad Faizal was born in Ipoh, Perak. He received his primary education at Cator Avenue School, Ipoh and had his secondary education at Anderson School, Ipoh. He pursued a Business Studies degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, but he did not complete the course.
Ahmad Faizal is married to Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi and has two children. His sister-in-law who is Dr Nomee's younger sister; Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi is the UMNO turned independent and later BERSATU Perak State Legislative Assemblywoman for the constituency of Tulang Sekah since 2008.
He began his political career as a Special Officer to Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai between 2011 and 2013 before becoming Senior Special Officer to Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir between 2013 and 2016. He is also formerly served in the Department of Special Affairs (JASA).
He was the former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Ipoh Barat Youth chief (2016-2017) before he became Perak BERSATU chairman. He was subsequently named Perak Pakatan Harapan chairman in August 2017.
In many occasions Ahmad Faizal was reported to have pursued a Business Studies degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He however admitted and confessed that he did not complete the course.
Ahmad Faizal has been very critical of the Orang Asli indigenous tribes ever since he took office as Menteri Besar. On 23 November 2018, Ahmad Faizal made a statement that the Orang Asli should improve themselves before asking for aid. On 29 July 2019 Ahmad Faizal claimed that there is no definition or recognition of ancestral or customary land (tanah adat) for Orang Asli under the state constitution. It was refuted by fellow PH's MP, Ramkarpal Singh and the Malaysian Bar. During his administration, many Orang Asli residents were arrested for protesting over the state government's decision to acquire their land for logging activities.
|2018||Ahmad Faizal Azumu (PPBM)||7,662||33.90%||Chong Shin Heng (MCA)||7,623||33.70%||17,441||39||77.20%|
|Nordin Hassan (PAS)||1,735||7.70%|
|2018||Ahmad Faizal Azumu (PPBM)||38,661||44.46%||Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO)||33,341||38.35%||88,920||5,320||82.51%|
|Muhd Zulkifli Mohd Zakaria (PAS)||14,948||17.19%|
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Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir
| Menteri Besar of Perak
2018 - present