Khalid Abdul Samad

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Khalid Abdul Samad
خالد بن عبدالصمد
Khalid Samad 2019 (cropped).jpg
YB Khalid Samad in 2019
Minister of Federal Territories
In office
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyShahruddin Md Salleh
Preceded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Succeeded byAnnuar Musa
ConstituencyShah Alam
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Shah Alam
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byAbdul Aziz Shamsuddin
Majority33,849 (2018)
10,939 (2013)
9,314 (2008)
Personal details
Khalid bin Abdul Samad

(1957-08-14) 14 August 1957 (age 64)
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyMalaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (1983–2015)
National Trust Party (AMANAH) (2015-present)
Other political
Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (1990-1996)
Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1998-2004)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015-present)
Spouse(s)Zaitun Abu Bakar
RelationsShahrir Abdul Samad (brother)
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
Khalid Abdul Samad on Facebook
Khalid Abdul Samad on Parliament of Malaysia

Khalid bin Abdul Samad (Jawi: خالد بن عبدالصمد; born 14 August 1957) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Federal Territories in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Shah Alam since March 2008. He is a member and Communications Director of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the PH opposition coalition and was a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalitions.

He was a columnist at The Malaysian Insider and a prominent member of the moderate wing of PAS before they split to found AMANAH in 2015.[1]

He is the younger brother of Shahrir Abdul Samad, former Minister and MP of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. They are opposing politically as both of them are in different political sides.[2]

Early life[edit]

Khalid was born in Kota Bharu, Kelantan in 1957.[3]

He graduated with a degree in Fuel and Energy Engineering from Leeds University in 1979 and then worked for Petronas.[3]

Political career[edit]

Khalid joined PAS in 1983 and became a central committee member from 1987 to 1993.[2] In 1987, he was detained for nine months under the Internal Security Act (ISA) during Operation Lalang crackdown.[2]

He had unsuccessfully contested as PAS candidate the parliamentary seats of Kuala Krai (1986), Arau (1990), Sri Gading (1999) and Shah Alam (2004) in the general elections before finally won the Shah Alam seat in the 2008 general election and retained it in the 2013 general election.[2]

In 2010, Khalid became engaged in a debate with fellow opposition (later pro-government independent) Member of Parliament Zulkifli Nordin over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. After Khalid stated that he opposed a Selangor law that prohibited non-Muslims from using the word "Allah", Zulkifli lodged a police report accusing Khalid of sedition.[4] Zulkifi, a Kedah MP, moved to Selangor to run in the Shah Alam seat against Khalid in the 2013 election as a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, but was beaten by Khalid who was re-elected with an increased margin.

In August 2014, Khalid was charged under Section 4 of the Sedition Act for allegedly questioning the executive powers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) in relation to the confiscation of Malay-language and Iban-language bibles. Khalid was among several other opposition politicians as well as non-politicians arrested in the 2014 Malaysian sedition dragnet.[5]

Khalid again managed to retain the Shah Alam seat in the 2018 general election but the first time for the Amanah party and was soon selected as the new PH coalition federal government cabinet minister.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 P028 Kuala Krai, Kelantan Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 10,330 45.77% Mohamed Isa (UMNO) 12,240 54.23% 23,127 1,910 77.91%
1990 P002 Arau, Perlis Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 13,154 38.57% Shahidan Kassim (UMNO) 20,948 61.43% 35,196 7,794 77.42%
1999 P134 Sri Gading, Johor Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 11,598 28.41% Mohamad Aziz (UMNO) 29,156 71.42% 41,687 17,558 74.83%
2004 P108 Shah Alam, Selangor Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 19,007 36.81% Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (UMNO) 32,417 62.78% 52,336 13,410 75.66%
2008 Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 33,356 57.90% Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (UMNO) 24,042 41.73% 58,361 9,314 77.47%
2013 Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS) 49,009 56.16% Zulkifli Noordin (UMNO) 38,070 43.63% 88,126 10,939 88.16%
2018 Khalid Abdul Samad (AMANAH) 55,949 60.00% Azhari Shaari (UMNO) 22,100 23.70% 93,243 33,849 87.82%
Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki (PAS) 15,194 16.30%


  1. ^ "Malaysian Insider: Khalid Samad". Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Raslan, Karim (30 September 2008). "Steering PAS westward". The Star. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Khalid Samad – official blog". Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ Habibu, Sira (23 January 2010). "PKR's Zulkifli Noordin files police report against PAS' Khalid Samad". The Star. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ "PAS's Khalid Samad charged with sedition". The Malaysian Insider. 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of Federal Territories (Malaysia)
2 July 2018–24 February 2020
Succeeded by
Parliament of Malaysia
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Shah Alam
8 March 2008–present