Badruddin Amiruldin

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Haji
Badruddin Amiruldin
Member of Parliament
for Jerai
In office
24 March 2004 – 13 February 2008
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Mohd Firdaus Jaafar
In office
Preceded by Ghazali Ahmad
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Member of Parliament
for Yan
In office
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Nasharuddin Mat Isa
Personal details
Born (1950-05-20) 20 May 1950 (age 67)
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNO
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 ruling 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 was a backbencher in Parliament as Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Yan in Kedah until his defeat 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 constituency of Jerai under the UMNO ticket and 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.

In the 12th general election 2008, Badruddin lost to a newcomer from PAS, Mohd Firdaus Jaafar with only 24,211 votes, compared to Mohd Firdaus' 26,510.

Electoral defeat in 2008[edit]

In the 12th general elections on 8 March 2008, Badruddin lost the Jerai parliamentary seat in the state of Kedah to PAS candidate, Ustaz Firdaus Jaafar who beat him with a majority of 2,299 votes.