Badruddin Amiruldin

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Haji
Badruddin Amiruldin
Member of Parliament
for Jerai
In office
4 March 1992 – 24 April 1995
Preceded by Ghazali Ahmad (UMNO)
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Majority 3,726
In office
24 March 2004 – 13 February 2008
Preceded by Constituency re-created
Succeeded by Mohd Firdaus Jaafar (PAS)
Majority 10,405
Member of Parliament
for Yan
In office
24 April 1995 – 29 November 1999
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Nasharuddin Mat Isa (PAS
Majority 4,343
Personal details
Born (1950-05-20) May 20, 1950 (age 68)
(68 years, 22 days)
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNO - Barisan Nasional
Occupation Politician

Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Haji Badruddin Amiruldin (born 20 May 1950) is a Malay Malaysian politician. He is currently the Permanent Chairman of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest Malay political party in the country and the leader of the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Badruddin was also, until his defeat in the March 2008 General Elections, the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Jerai, Kedah in the lower house of Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat.

Early political life[edit]

Badruddin was not a very well known politician in the early 1990s, and started as a backbencher in Parliament when he made his debut in Jerai by-election, 1992 and get elected the first time as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Jerai before it was abolished in 1995. Badruddin then contested and won the constituency of Yan, Kedah in the 1995 general election but he was defeated in the 1999 general election to Nasharudin bin Mat Isa from (PAS), losing by 182 votes.

Rise to prominence[edit]

In the 2004 general election, Badruddin ran for the new re-created Jerai constituency and managed to elected to represent the seat again for second time under the UMNO ticket. He defeated his opponent, Che Din bin Arshad from PAS, with a majority of 10,405. Later that same year, he was elected as the Deputy Permanent Chairman of UMNO with 1,510 delegates voting for him.

Electoral defeat in 2008[edit]

In the 12th general election on 8 March 2008, Badruddin failed to his Jerai seat and lost to a newcomer from PAS, Mohd Firdaus Jaafar by a majority of 2,299 votes.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[1][2]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1992 P.10 Jerai, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 14,538 57.35% Nasir Othman (PAS) 10,812 42.65% Unknown 3,726 Unknown
1995 P.12 Yan, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 16,755 57.45% Mohd Najib Fahami Yahaya (PAS) 12,412 42.55% 30,115 4,343 74.07%
1999 Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 15,859 49.71% Nasharudin Mat Isa (PAS) 16,041 50.29% 32,428 182 76.70%
2004 P.12 Jerai, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 30,154 60.43% Che Din Arshad (PAS) 19,749 39.57% 50,918 10,405 79.70%
2008 Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 24,211 47.73% Mohd Firdaus Jaafar (PAS) 26,510 52.27% 51,913 2,299 78.97%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  2. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  Results only available from the 2004 election.