Azalina Othman Said

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Azalina Othman Said

ازلينا بنت عثمان سعيد
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Legal Affairs
In office
29 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
Preceded byNancy Shukri
Succeeded byLiew Vui Keong
ConstituencyPengerang
Minister of Tourism
In office
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputySulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib
Preceded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Succeeded byNg Yen Yen
ConstituencyPengerang
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
27 March 2004 – 18 March 2008
MonarchSirajuddin
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Deputy1. Ong Tee Keat (2004-2006)
2. Liow Tiong Lai (2006-2008)
Preceded byHishammuddin Hussein
Succeeded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
ConstituencyPengerang
Women's Youth Chief of United Malays National Organisation
In office
1 November 2002 – 2004
PresidentMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byNoraini Ahmad
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Pengerang
Assumed office
2004
Preceded byConstituency established
Majorityuncontested (2004)
uncontested (2008)
22,508 (2013)
11,417 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Azalina binti Othman Said

(1963-12-31) 31 December 1963 (age 55)
Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
London School of Economics and Political Science
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

Dato' Sri Azalina binti Othman Said (Jawi: ازلينا بنت عثمان سعيد; born 31 December 1963) is a Malaysian politician. She is the Member of Parliament for Pengerang, Johor (2004–present). She is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the major component party of the main opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Azalina was a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department from 2015 to 2018, Minister of Tourism from 2008 to 2009 and the Minister of Youth and Sports from 2004 to 2008 in the previous BN government.

Early life[edit]

Azalina was born in Johor Bahru on 31 December 1963 to a father of Buginese ancestry and a mother of Arab lineage. She spent her early years in Penang where she received her elementary education at a Catholic school, Convent Green Lane.[1] Azalina started her tertiary education in Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) (or Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM) as it was known then) by taking her Diploma in Public Administration (DPA). Upon graduating with ITM, she read laws in Universiti Malaya and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours.) or LL.B Hons. After graduating in 1988, she went on to further her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and graduated with a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1990.

She first started her career in Malaysia as a legal assistant at Messr Raja Darryl & Loh law firm (1988–1989, 1991–1994). After gaining experience, she became an associate partner of Azalina Chan & Chia law firm (1994–2001) and with Messrs Skine (2001–2002).

In 2002, she formed a partnership with Messrs Zaid Ibrahim & Co [2002–2004], which is the largest law firm in Malaysia and later on with Zaid Ibrahim & Co. LLP, Singapore in 2003. Coincidentally, Zaid Ibrahim was also her cabinet colleague, having been appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in-charge of Legal Affairs at the same time as her appointment as Tourism Minister.

Before getting involved in politics, she was the host of various television talk shows, mainly discussing about political, economic and social issues, such as Dateline Malaysia and Lidah Pengarang on ntv7.

Political career[edit]

  • Pro tem Head, Puteri UMNO Malaysia (2001 – 2002) Appointed by the then President of UMNO, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad as the Pro Tem Head of Puteri UMNO Malaysia, in April 2001.
  • Head of UMNO Civil Action Bureau (2000 – 2004) Appointed as Head the Civil Action Bureau of UMNO Malaysia (BTS UMNO), which is based in Sungai Way, in August 2000.
  • Head of Puteri UMNO Malaysia & Vice-President of UMNO (2002 – 2004) Elected the first Head of Puteri UMNO Malaysia, on 1 November 2002. The Head of Puteri UMNO Malaysia is automatically one of the six Vice-Presidents of UMNO.
  • Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia (31 March 2004 – 7 March 2008)
  • Member of UMNO Supreme Council (2000 – Present) Appointed to sit as a member of the UMNO Supreme Council, the highest decisions-making body of the party, in July 2000, by the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who is also the president of UMNO. There are four female Supreme Councilors out of 46 in the Council.
  • Minister of Tourism Malaysia (18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009)
  • Minister in the Primer Minister's Department (29 July 2015 – 9 May 2018)

Social contributions[edit]

Azalina is also active in various social organisations. She is directly involved as Adviser to associations such as the Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association, Malaysian Women Contractors and Construction Organisation, Yayasan Pembangunan Malaysia and the Women's Crisis Centre.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Pengerang[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots
cast
Majority Turnout
2004 Azalina Othman Said
(UMNO)
None None
Unopposed
2008 Azalina Othman Said
(UMNO)
None None
Unopposed
2013 Azalina Othman Said
(UMNO)
26,992 83.64% Tengku Intan Tengku Abd Hamid (PKR)[9] 4,484 13.89% 33,067 22,508 87.02%
Mohd Azaman Johari
(IND)
795 2.46%
2018 Azalina Othman Said
(UMNO)
21,829 67.71% Norliza Ngadiran
(PPBM)
10,412 32.29% 33,580 11,417 82.96%

Honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Umno that thinks beyond race, 11 October 2010, Ding-Jo Ann, The Nut Graph
  2. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  3. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  4. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  7. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ NIEZAM ABDULLAH (22 April 2013). "Dayangku Intan Tidak Gentar 'Lawan' Azalina Othman" (in Malay). mStar. Retrieved 22 April 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  10. ^ a b c d "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Abdullah conferred Kedah's highest award". The Star. 22 January 2006. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Two ministers made Datuk Seris". Roslina Mohamad. The Star. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Sultan of Perak's Birthday Honours List 2007". The Star. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Khalil heads Sabah awards list". The Star. 16 September 2003. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Khir: Developed status should spur others on". The Star. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  16. ^ "Y.B. Dato' Azalina binti Dato' Othman Said : D.P.M.S. - Laman Web Rasmi Darjah Kebesaran Negeri Selangor". Retrieved 4 June 2019.