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Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub

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Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub
أحمد جزلان يعقوب
Chairman of the FELCRA Berhad
Assumed office
15 March 2023
MinisterAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Chief Executive OfficerMohd Nazrul Izam Mansor
Preceded byHimself
In office
1 October 2021 – 15 December 2022
MinisterMahdzir Khalid
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Chief Executive OfficerMohd Nazrul Izam Mansor
Preceded byYamani Hafez Musa
Succeeded byHimself
Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board
In office
8 April 2020 – 6 January 2021
MinisterKhairuddin Razali
Director GeneralAhmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir
Preceded byMohd Bakke Salleh
Succeeded byLarry Sng Wei Shien
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development II
In office
29 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchsAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
Preceded byPosition Established
Succeeded bySivarasa Rasiah
Chairman of the
National Kenaf and Tobacco Board
In office
1 February 2015 – 1 October 2015
MinisterDouglas Uggah Embas
Director GeneralSamsudin Noor
Preceded byNoor Zahidi Omar
Succeeded byMohd Adhan Kechik
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Machang
In office
5 May 2013 – 19 November 2022
Preceded bySaifuddin Nasution Ismail (PKR)
Succeeded byWan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal
Majority805 (2013)
2,824 (2018)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2022Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Ahmad Jazlan bin Yaakub

(1966-08-30) 30 August 1966 (age 57)
Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malay National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)

Ahmad Jazlan bin Yaakub (Jawi: أحمد جزلان يعقوب; born 30 August 1966) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Chairman of the FELCRA Berhad for the second term since March 2023 and first term from October 2021 to December 2022. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Machang from May 2013 to November 2022, Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development II in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from July 2015 to the collapse of the BN administration in May 2018, Chairman of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) from April 2020 to his resignation in January 2021 and Chairman of the National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN) from February to October 2015. He is also currently Machang divsional liaison chairman of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition.



Ahmad Jazlan was born on 30 August 1964 in Jelawat, Bachok, Kelantan. The son of the late Haji Yaakub bin Muhamad, a retired schoolteacher cum businessman and the late Hajah Fatimah binti Jusoh, a housewife, he was the eldest son (but the third child) in a large family of 21 siblings.

His family moved to Machang after following his father, who served as a teacher at the time, decided to stay in Machang after his retirement. After his retirement, his late father started a business involved in the sale of big cars, property development, plantation and real estate lease to locals in Machang, Bachok and Kota Bharu as early as the 1980s.

Ahmad Jazlan also helped his father manage the business as young as 18 years old. At early of his career, he was often assigned to Japan and the United Kingdom to select and buy used cars, and he chose to continue running the family business to help his siblings after his father's death. In addition, he also took on the role of head of the family to ensure that his younger siblings were not left out of school.

His mother was a housewife who devoted her entire time to taking care of household matters and raising children.


He is currently involved in a polygamous marriage with Datin Hajjah Wan Norizan binti Wan Ismail and also Datin Hajjah Noorul Ain binti Mohmad Nor and from each marriage, he is a father of 6 children.


Ahmad Jazlan holds a Diploma in Entrepreneurship (Level 4) and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management before pursuing Master of Business Administration degree at the University of the West of Scotland with a thesis entitled Strategic Orientation in adopting an open approach to innovation on business performanceː A study on rural development.

Although in his early years he did not continue his studies to keep his younger siblings in line for education and he become the family heads after the late father passed away, he was very concerned about education and believed that only education could change our future and make a country developed. His philosophy of life is that education will not stop as long as we breathe.

Administration Experience[edit]

Based on his experience and knowledge, Ahmad Jazlan has held several important positions in government administration, including ː

2020 – 2021 chairman, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)[1][2][3]

2015 – 2018 Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW)[4]

2015 Chairman, National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN)[5]

2013 – 2016 chairman, Kelantan State Sports Council (MSN)

2004 – 2007 President, Kelantan FA (KAFA)

Social Engagement / Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)[edit]

Ahmad Jazlan was very close to the community, he was also appointed by organizations for several positions including ː

2018 – is currently the Senior Assistant Commissioner of the Malaysian Prison Department

2017–present Assistant Commissioner of the Volunteer Department of Malaysia (RELA)

2017 – 2018 Mentor (Deputy Minister) of Universities Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

2017 – 2018 Mentor (Deputy Minister) of Sultan Idris Educational University (UPSI)

2016 – currently Assistant Commissioner of the Malaysian Defense Forces (APM)

2016 – currently the Chairman of the Machang Parliament Rural Development Council

2008 – currently the Chairman of Machang Parliament's Agricultural Development Council

1996 – 2001 Chairman of Machang District Sports Council

1996 – 2001 MAYC Youth Council chairman Machang District

Engagement in politics[edit]

UMNO party[edit]

He became involved in the political landscape of Malaysia as early as age 25 to join the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and started getting belief in the age of 31 years at the Machang. Among the positions that have been held since 1995 to date are ː

2018 – now chairman, UMNO Kelantan Liaison Committees

2018 – now UMNO Malaysian High Supreme Council (MKT)

2008 – now the Division Chief, UMNO Machang Division

2014 – 2018 Deputy chairman, Kelantan UMNO Liaison Committees

2004 – 2008 Acting Head of Division, UMNO Machang Division

2004 – 2004 Deputy Division Head, UMNO Machang Division

1998 – 2001 Deputy Youth Chief of State, Kelantan UMNO Liaison

1997 – 1998 State Youth Secretary of State, Kelantan UMNO Liaison

1995 – 2001 Division Youth Chief, UMNO Machang Division


Withdrawal of support for Perikatan Nasional[edit]

On 9 January 2021, he personally and publicly announced his withdrawal of support and he was no longer aligned with PN as an MP although his coalition is, resulting in a hung parliament as the PN coalition led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin lost the majority support by commanding the support of only half (110 out) of 220 MPs (at least 111) in the Dewan Rakyat, Parliament. His withdrawal of support was the second one from his coalition after the withdrawal of support of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (Gua Musang MP).[6][7]


Ahmad Jazlan had been contesting in the 2008 Malaysian General Elections for Kemuning state assembly state. However, he was defeated. In the 2013 Malaysian General Elections, he was elected to the Machang parliamentary seat and won. Ahmad Jazlan maintains victory in the same Parliament in the 2018 Malaysian General Elections.

Election results[edit]

Kelantan State Legislative Assembly[8]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 N35 Kemuning Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (UMNO) 7,087 46.96% Wan Ahmad Lutfi Wan Sulaiman (PAS) 8,003 53.04% 15,090 916 83.69%
Parliament of Malaysia[9][10][11][12][13][14]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P029 Machang, Kelantan Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (UMNO) 25,660 50.80% Wan Zawawi Wan Ismail (PKR) 24,855 49.20% 51,372 805 86.74%
2018 Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (UMNO) 26,076 47.39% Zulkifli Mamat (PAS) 23,252 42.26% 56,320 2,824 82.35%
Sazmi Miah (BERSATU) 5,695 10.35%
2022 Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (UMNO) 25,449 39.08% Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal (BERSATU) 35,603 54.68% 66,024 10,154 73.31%
Rosli Allani Abdul Kadir (PKR) 3,934 6.04%
Mohamamd Seman (PUTRA) 128 0.20%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]


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  2. ^ Arjuna Chandran Shankar (9 April 2020). "Former deputy minister Ahmad Jazlan replaces Bakke as MPOB chairman". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. ^ Mohd Zaky Zainuddin (9 April 2020). "Ahmad Jazlan Pengerusi MPOB yang baharu". Berita Harian. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Rombakan Kabinet: 7 menteri, 9 timbalan menteri baharu dilantik". Astro Awani. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
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