Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Ahmad Shabery Cheek
|احمد شابري بن چيق|
|2006–2008||Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs|
|2008–2009||Minister of Information|
|2009–2013||Minister of Youth and Sports|
|2013–2015||Minister of Communications and Multimedia|
|2015–2018||Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry|
|Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat|
Ahmad Shabery bin Cheek
10 December 1958
Kemaman, Terengganu, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) (until 1989; 1996–present)|
Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46) (1989-1996)
|Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) (1990-1996)|
Gagasan Rakyat (GR) (1990-1996)
Barisan Nasional (BN) (Until 1989; 1996-present)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020-present)
Muafakat Nasional (MN) (2019-present)
|Spouse(s)||Che Sharifah Ismail|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya |
Bachelor's degree (Economics)
University of Leeds
Master's degree (Political Science)
Ahmad Shabery bin Cheek (Jawi: احمد شابري بن چيق; born 10 December 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He was the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition government (2015-2018), and sat in Parliament as the member for Kemaman, Terengganu from 2004 to May 2018. He represents the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He was elected to the Supreme Council of UMNO in 2009.
Education and early career
In 1983, he pursued a course in economics at the Universiti Malaya. During this period, he was also elected as the president of the university's Muslim Students Association. In 1986, he obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds and in 1989 he obtained a postgraduate diploma in International Relations from the Uppsala University in Sweden. That same year, he was appointed the Secretary of the Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM).
Ahmad Shabery left UMNO in 1989 to join other members rebelling against the then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the newly formed breakaway Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46), until its dissolution in 1996 where he rejoined UMNO again.
In 2004, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Kemaman, defeating incumbent Abd Rahman Yusof of the People's Justice Party (PKR) by 15,882 votes. In 2008, he retained the seat after beating PKR's Fariz Musa by 12,682 votes, and won again in 2013, defeating Kamaruddin Chik (PKR) by 12,306 votes. But in the 2018 general election, he lost the parliamentary seat.
After the 2008 general election, which saw the incumbent Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin lose his parliamentary seat, the then-Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi appointed Ahmad as Zainuddin's replacement.
In April 2009, the new Prime Minister Najib Razak appointed him as the Minister for Youth and Sports. After the 13th General Election, he was appointed as Minister of Communication and Multimedia.
In 2015, he was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in a cabinet reshuffle. When he and BN lost in the 2018 general election, he was replaced by Salahuddin Ayub from the Pakatan Harapan (PH) new government.
|1990||P.37 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (S46)||11,793||34.80%||Ismail Said (UMNO)||21,239||62.60%||33,904||9,446||81.15%|
|1995||P.75 Lipis, Pahang||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (S46)||8,394||31.20%||Abu Dahari Osman (UMNO)||18,507||68.80%||29,011||10,113||68.49%|
|2004||P.40 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)||36,517||62.5%||Abd Rahman Yusof (PKR)||20,635||35.1%||58,461||15,882||88.02%|
|2008||P.40 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)||37,199||59.2%||Mohd Fariz Abd Talib @ Musa (PKR)||24,516||39.0%||62,868||12,683||83.82%|
|2013||P.40 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)||45,525||56.9%||Kamarudin Chik (PKR)||33,219||41.5%||80,168||12,306||87.19%|
|2018||P.40 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Shabery Cheek (UMNO)||37,715||41.67%||Mohd Huzaifah Md Suhaimi (PKR)||12,911||14.27%||90,504||2,163||84.12%|
|Che Alias Hamid (PAS)||39,878||44.06%|
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