Ajib Ahmad

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Yang Berbahagia Datuk
Ajib Ahmad
Chief Minister of Johor
In office
Preceded by Othman Saad
Succeeded by Muhyiddin Yassin
Personal details
Born (1947-09-13)13 September 1947
Segamat, Johor, Malayan Union
Died 3 February 2011(2011-02-03) (aged 63)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political party United Malays National Organisation – Barisan Nasional

Datuk Ajib Ahmad (13 September 1947 – 3 February 2011) was a Malaysian politician. He served as the Chief Minister of Johor from 1982 and 1986 and was later a minister in the federal government of Mahathir Mohamad. He was a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).

An economics graduate, Ajib worked as an adviser to Musa Hitam before becoming Chief Minister of Johor in 1982. He served as Chief Minister until 1986, when he moved to federal politics, winning the seat of Mersing. He became a minister in the government of Mahathir Mohamad, but was dismissed in 1987 when Mahathir promptly purged the government cabinet of those who opposed him when they supported, among others, the then Deputy Prime Minister Tun Musa Hitam and Razaleigh Hamzah in the UMNO party presidency election.[1][2]

Ahmad died of a heart attack at the age of 63 on 3 February 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b Farik Zolkepli (3 February 2011). "Former Johor MB Ajib Ahmad dies". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Ramanathan, Sankaran; Mohd Hamdan Adnan (1988). Malaysia's 1986 general election: the urban-rural dichotomy. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 73.