Mahdzir Khalid

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Mahdzir Khalid

مهذر بن خالد
Minister of Education
In office
29 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyP. Kamalanathan
Chong Sin Woon
Preceded byMuhyiddin Yassin
Succeeded byMaszlee Malik
ConstituencyPadang Terap
Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water
In office
16 May 2013 – 29 July 2015
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterMaximus Ongkili
Preceded byNoriah Kasnon
Succeeded byJames Dawos Mamit
ConstituencyPadang Terap
9th Menteri Besar of Kedah
In office
29 December 2005 – 9 March 2008
MonarchAbdul Halim
Preceded bySyed Razak Syed Zain Barakhbah
Succeeded byAzizan Abdul Razak
Kedah State Executive Councillor for Agriculture,
Rural Development and Co-operatives
In office
28 March 2004 – 29 December 2005
MonarchAbdul Halim
Menteri BesarSyed Razak Syed Zain Barakbah
Preceded byZainol Md Isa (Agriculture, Rural Development)
Syed Razak Syed Zain Barakbah (Co-operatives)
Succeeded byHimself (Agriculture)
Shuib Saedin (Rural Development, Co-operatives)
Vice President of the
United Malays National Organisation
Assumed office
30 June 2018
PresidentAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Mohamad Hasan (Acting)
DeputyMohamad Hasan
Preceded byShafie Apdal (2009-2016)
ConstituencyPadang Terap
Chairman of Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Assumed office
12 May 2020
MinisterTengku Zafrul Aziz
Chief Executive OfficerAmir Hamzah Azizan
Preceded byAhmad Badri Mohd Zahir
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Padang Terap
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded byMohd Nasir Zakaria (PAS)
Majority4,442 (2013)
1,099 (2018)
Member of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly
for Pedu
In office
21 March 2004 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byWan Jaafar Wan Ahmad (PAS)
Succeeded byKama Noriah Ibrahim (UMNOBN)
Majority1,899 (2004)
2,733 (2008)
Personal details
Mahdzir bin Khalid

(1960-12-15) 15 December 1960 (age 59)
Alor Star, Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Spouse(s)Noraini Abdullah
Mahdzir Khalid on Parliament of Malaysia

Mahdzir bin Khalid (Jawi: مهذر بن خالد; born 15 December 1960[1]) is a Malaysian politician. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in Malaysia's opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. He is also the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Padang Terap, Kedah, having been elected in the 2013 general elections.

Mahdzir had served as Minister of Education of Malaysia from 2015 until 2018 when BN lost control of the federal government. He was formerly Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water from 2013 to 2015. Previously, he served as the ninth Menteri Besar of Kedah from 2005 to 2008 and represented the seat of Pedu in the Kedah State Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2013.

Political career[edit]

Mahdzir started his political career as a staffer and in 1999 became the political secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.[1] In 2004 he was elected to the Kedah State Legislative Assembly for the rural seat of Pedu. In December 2005 he became the state's Chief Minister after his predecessor, Syed Razak Syed Zain Barakhbah, resigned because of ill health. Mahdzir had been acting in the position since July 2005.[2]

Mahdzir's tenure as Menteri Besar came to an end after his BN Kedah state government was defeated in the 2008 election by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition led by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).[3] Mahdzir became Barisan Nasional's opposition leader in the state assembly before moving to federal parliament in the 2013 election, winning the seat of Padang Terap from PAS. After the election he was appointed as Deputy Minister for Energy, Green Technology and Water in the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[4]

Election results[edit]

Kedah State Legislative Assembly: N8 Pedu.[5][6][7][8][9]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO) 7,684 56.26% Wan Jaafar Wan Ahmad (PAS) 5,785 42.36% 13,657 1,899 87.29%
2008 Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO) 8,780 57.76% Zamri Yusuf (PKR) 6,047 39.78% 15,200 2,733 87.53%
Parliament of Malaysia: P007 Padang Terap, Kedah.[5]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO) 20,654 55.66% Mohd Nasir Zakaria (PAS) 16,202 43.69% 37,904 4,442 90.33%
2018 Mahdzir Khalid (UMNO) 16,384 42.09% Khairizal Khazali (AMANAH) 7,254 18.64% 38,923 1,099 85.61%
Mohd Azam Abd Aziz (PAS) 15,285 39.27%



  1. ^ a b Habibu, Sira (24 December 2005). "Sultan consents to Mahdzir as Kedah Mentri Besar". The Star. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Mahdzir takes over as new Kedah Menteri Besar". Daily Express (Malaysia). 23 December 2005. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Waking up to new politics". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 10 March 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  4. ^ "The complete list of Ministers and Deputy Ministers in Najib's new Cabinet". ABN News. 15 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 May 2013. Percentage figures based on total turnout, excluding informal votes.
  6. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 11 March 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  10. ^ "2006 Sultan of Kedah honour's list". The Star. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Sultanah leads honours list". The Star. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  12. ^ "DPM tops Perak honours list". The Star. 19 April 2003. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Syed Razak Syed Zain Barakhbah
Menteri Besar of Kedah
Succeeded by
Azizan Abdul Razak