Dzulkefly Ahmad

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Dzulkefly Ahmad

ذلكفلي بن احمد
Minister of Health
Assumed office
21 May 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyDr. Lee Boon Chye
Preceded bySubramaniam Sathasivam
ConstituencyKuala Selangor
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byIrmohizam Ibrahim
Majority8,498 (2018)
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byMohd Daud Tarihep
Succeeded byIrmohizam Ibrahim
Majority862 (2008)
Personal details
Dzulkefly bin Ahmad

(1956-01-01) 1 January 1956 (age 62)
Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPAS (until 2015)
AMANAH (2015–present)
Spouse(s)Azlin Hezri
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham
University of Surrey
Imperial College (PhD)

Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Dzulkefly bin Ahmad (Jawi: ذلكفلي بن احمد; born 1 January 1956) is a Malaysian politician and serves in the Cabinet of Malaysia as the Minister of Health since 21 May 2018. He is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for Kuala Selangor for the second time since 2018. He presently is a member of the Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), a component party in Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Dzulkefly previously held the same parliamentary seat of Kuala Selangor for the first time from 2008 until 2013 but under Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).

Early life[edit]

Dzulkefly holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Birmingham and a master's degree from the University of Surrey. He later completed his doctorate in toxicology from the Imperial College (St. Mary's Hospital Medical School) in 1993.[1]


Dzulkefly made his debut in the 2004 election, contesting the Rembau parliamentary seat in Negeri Sembilan for PAS but lost. He was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Kuala Selangor, which had been held by the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[2] In January 2010, he publicly supported the controversial decision of the Malaysian High Court to allow a Catholic publication to use the term "Allah".[3]

Dzulkefly was a prominent member of the moderate, or "Erdogan" (after the Turkish politician), faction of PAS. He lost his parliamentary seat in the 2013 election, tallying 460 votes fewer than the Barisan Nasional candidate Irmohizam Ibrahim.[2] Despite the loss, he was re-elected to the party's central committee.[4] He was re-elected again in the 2018 election as an AMANAH candidate.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 P131 Rembau, Negeri Sembilan Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS) 10,008 25.88% Firdaus Muhammad Rom Harun (UMNO) 28,664 74.12% 39,866 18,656 74.46%
2008 P96 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS) 18,796 51.17% Jahaya Ibrahim (UMNO) 17,934 48.83% 37,671 862 79.81%
2013 Dzulkefly Ahmad (PAS) 27,040 49.58% Irmohizam Ibrahim (UMNO) 27,500 50.42% 55,592 460 89.24%
2018 Dzulkefly Ahmad (AMANAH) 29,842 43.00% Irmohizam Ibrahim (UMNO) 21,344 30.80% 60,843 8,498 87.70%
Mohd Fakaruddin Ismail (PAS) 8,535 12.30%



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  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. Turnout figures for Kuala Selangor unavailable.
  3. ^ Mustafa Kamal, Shazwan (1 January 2010). "Khir Toyo says in mourning over Allah ruling". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  4. ^ Ganghopadhyay, Abhrajit (24 November 2013). "Moderates Hold Sway In Malaysia's Islamic Party Poll". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
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  11. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "Husam kembali bergelar 'datuk', Mujahid Dr Dzul Ahmad Awang 'datuk seri'". MALAYSIADATELINE (in Malay). 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.