Ahmad Faizal Azumu

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Ahmad Faizal Azumu

احمد فيزال بن ازومو
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12th Menteri Besar of Perak
Assumed office
12 May 2018
MonarchNazrin Shah
Preceded byDr. Zambry Abdul Kadir
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tambun
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byAhmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO-BN)
Majority5,320 (2018)
Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly
for Chenderiang
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byMah Hang Soon (MCA-BN)
Majority39 (2018)
Personal details
Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu

(1970-06-10) 10 June 1970 (age 48)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO) (until 2017)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM) (2017-present)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2017)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2017-present)
Spouse(s)Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi
ParentsAzumu Tak
ResidenceKediaman Menteri Besar,
Jalan Raja Di-Hilir,
Alma materEdith Cowan University

Dato' Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Azumu (Jawi: احمد فيزال بن ازومو ; born 10 June 1970) is a Malaysian politician. He is a member of Malaysian United Indigenous Party or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and the chairman of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition in Perak. He is the twelfth and current Menteri Besar of Perak.[1]


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 graduated in Business Studies from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia [2]

Political career[edit]

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 was the former Umno Ipoh Barat Youth chief (2016-2017) before he became Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman. He was subsequently named Perak Pakatan Harapan chairman in August 2017.[3]


On 23 November 2018, Ahmad made a statement that the Orang Asli (Indigenous Tribe) should improve themselves before asking for aid. This sparked controversy which started the motion to overthrow him as Menteri Besar of Perak by UMNO assemblymen.

In June 2018 his degree in Business Studies from Edith Cowan University (ECU) was called to question following searches on its graduate scroll by social media users, eliciting a response from him to allow the public to come to their own conclusion. This was widely reported in mainstream Malay newspapers although not so in English medium media[4]

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad Faizal is married to Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi and has two children.[5]

Election results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly: N47 Chenderiang, P72 Tapah.[6][7][8]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
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%
Parliament of Malaysia: P63 Tambun, Perak.[6][7][8]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
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%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakatan Harapan announces state chiefs".
  2. ^ "Perak Pakatan chairman Ahmad Faizal sworn in as Perak MB". The Star Online. The Star Online. May 12, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakatan Harapan appoints state chiefs". NST Online. New Straits Times Online. August 30, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Musa, Asliza. "Kelulusan akademik, Ahmad Faizal serah rakyat buat penilaian". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  5. ^ "Pelantaikan YAB Ahmad Faizal Dato Azumu Menteri Besar Perak ke-12". Official Perak Government Portal (in Malay). Official Perak Government Portal. May 12, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "Perak MB now a 'Datuk Seri'". Bernama. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir
Menteri Besar of Perak
2018 - present

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