Ahmad Hamzah

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Ahmad Hamzah
أحمد حمزة
Ministerial roles
2020–Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries
Exco roles (Malacca)
1995–1999Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development
1999–2004Chairman of the Industry, Science and Technology
2004–2008Chairman of the Health, Consumer Affair and Human Resources
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Malacca State Legislative Assembly
1995–2008Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born (1948-09-27) 27 September 1948 (age 73)
Malacca, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Spouse(s)Zainun Abdul Ghafar
RelationsAbdul Ghafar Baba (father-in-law)
Alma materUniversity of London

Ahmad bin Hamzah (Jawi: أحمد بن حمزة; born 27 September 1948) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries I for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Ronald Kiandee since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister Ronald Kiandee from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Jasin since March 2008. He served as Member of the Melaka State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Serkam from April 1995 to March 2008. He is a member of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition.

Ahmad was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election, having been nominated by UMNO to contest the Jasin seat ahead of its incumbent member Mohammad Said bin Yusof.[1][2] Before entering the federal parliament, Ahmad was previously a three terms member of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly for the seat of Serkam .[2]

Ahmad retained the Jasin seat in the 2013 and 2018 general elections consecutively.

Election results[edit]

Malacca State Legislative Assembly[3][4]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 N24 Serkam, P124 Jasin Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 6,594 72.69% Md Said Omar (PAS) 2,477 27.31% 9,246 4,117 79.46%
1999 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 5,902 59.53% Halim Ramli (PAS) 4,013 40.47% 10,187 1,889 80.78%
2004 N26 Serkam, P139 Jasin Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 7,344 71.02% Kamarudin Sedik (PAS) 2,997 28.98% 10,523 4,347 83.52%
Parliament of Malaysia[3][1][4][5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P139 Jasin, Malacca Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 28,101 64.64% Zulkefly Othman (PKR) 15,373 35.36% 44,654 12,728 79.57%
2013 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 33,736 60.56% Rahmat Yusof (PKR) 21,973 39.44% 56,856 11,763 88.21%
2018 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 26,560 43.00% Khairuddin Abu Hassan (AMANAH) 26,341 42.65% 62,912 219 85.67%
Abdul Alim Shapie (PAS) 8,860 14.35%


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "'Close one eye' MP out". asiaone. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Rasmi Pilihan Raya Umum". SPR. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  5. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ a b "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "83 Datuks in Malacca list". Lee Yuk Peng. The Star. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Idris leads Malacca awards list". The Star. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2018.