Ahmad Maslan

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Ahmad Maslan
احمد بن مسلن
Ahmad Maslan 2014.jpg
Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional
In office
5 January 2021 – 8 June 2021
ChairmanAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAnnuar Musa
Succeeded byZambry Abdul Kadir
Secretary-General of the
United Malays National Organisation
Assumed office
12 March 2020
Caretaker: since 30 June 2021
PresidentAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAnnuar Musa
Ministerial roles
2009–2013Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
2013–2015Deputy Minister of Finance
2015–2018Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born
Ahmad bin Maslan

(1966-04-30) 30 April 1966 (age 55)
Benut, Johor, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Spouse(s)Noraini Sulaiman
Children3
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington (BEcon)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MBA)
OccupationPolitician
Websitehttp://www.ahmadmaslan.my/

Datuk Seri Haji Ahmad bin Maslan (Jawi: احمد بن مسلن; born 30 April 1966) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontian since March 2008. He served as the Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Ministers Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Najib, Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Mustapa Mohamed and Ong Ka Chuan from April 2009 to the collapse of the BN administration in May 2018. He is a member and Secretary-General of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) which is part of the BN coalition aligned with the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition. He also served as Secretary-General of BN from January 2021 to June 2021.

Early life and education[edit]

Ahmad Maslan was born on 30 April 1966 at Kampung Parit Yusuf, Lubok Sipat, Benut, Pontian, Johor to rubber tapping parents. He graduated the Bachelor of Economics and Political Science from the Victoria University of Wellington and received Master of Business Administration from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ahmad bin Maslan has been the information chief of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), an appointed party position, from 2009 until 29 January 2016 when he was appointed as the party's new Information Technology (IT) bureau chief.[2]

He was first elected as MP in the 2008 general election for the federal seat of Pontian, previously held by Hasni Mohamad of UMNO.[3] In April 2009 he was appointed as a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.[4] After successfully defended his seat in 2013 general election, he was picked as the Deputy Finance Minister.[5] On 3 April 2017, he was appointed as Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI).[6] He got reelected in 2018 general election but Barisan Nasional became the opposition coalition.

Personal life[edit]

Ahmad Maslan is married to Noraini Sulaiman. The couple is blessed with three children.[7][8]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P164 Pontian, Johor[3][9][10][11][12][13][14]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Ahmad Maslan (UMNO) 23,121 70.48% Mohd Annuar Mohd Salleh (PKR) 8,677 26.45% 32,806 14,444 75.83%
2013 Ahmad Maslan (UMNO) 27,804 64.92% Haniff @ Ghazali Hosman (PKR) 14,077 32.87% 42,831 13,727 86.30%
2018 Ahmad Maslan (UMNO) 21,132 46.21% Karmaine Sardini (PPBM) 20,299 44.39% 46,683 833 84.00%
Baharom Mohamad (PAS) 4,295 9.40%

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biodata YB. Datuk Hj. Ahmad Bin Hj. Maslan". Ahmad Maslan Official Blog. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ RAZAK AHMAD & RAHMAH GHAZALI (29 January 2016). "Annuar Musa appointed Umno info chief, Ahmad Maslan to head IT bureau". The Star. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Ten Fresh Faces in Najib's Administration". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  5. ^ Anisah Shukri and G. Vinod."New cabinet list – who’s in and who’s out", Free Malaysia Today, 15 May 2013. Retrieved on 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Ahmad Maslan Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry". The Malaysia Reserve. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  7. ^ "PM and wife attend wedding of Ahmad Maslan's daughter". The Malay Mail. The Malay Mail. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  8. ^ "KETUA PENERANGAN UMNO: DATUK AHMAD MASLAN : MUDA, BIJAK & BERIDEALISME..." (in Malay). Blog Pemuda UMNO Ketereh. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  10. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.Results only available for the 2013 election.
  12. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  14. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  15. ^ "EPF chairman heads list of award recipients in conjunction with FT day". Fairuz Mohd Shahar. Utusan Malaysia. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Ahmad Maslan terharu terima darjah kebesaran". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 12 October 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.