Mohamad Aziz

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This is a Malay name; the name Aziz is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohamad.
Yang Berhormat Tuan Speaker Tan Sri Datuk Haji
Mohamad Aziz
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sri Gading, Johor
In office
1999–2013
Preceded by Hamzah Ramli
Succeeded by Aziz Kaprawi
Personal details
Born Mohamad Abdul Aziz
(1940-07-29) 29 July 1940 (age 76)
Batu Pahat, Johor, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNOBarisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Radin Faridah Radin Ahmad
Azizah Zakaria
Children 11
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Tan Sri Datuk Haji Mohamad Aziz (born 29 July 1940) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sri Gading constituency in the state of Johor from 1999 to 2013. He sat in Parliament as a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

From 1981 to 1986 Mohamad served as an assistant to Hussein Onn, a former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mohamad was a member of the Executive Council (akin to a State Cabinet) of Johor from 1990 to 1995 and the Johor State Government Information Chief from 1995 to 1999. In 1999 he was elected to Parliament for the Sri Gading constituency.[2]

Mohamad caused controversy in 2009 when he called for two ministers in his Barisan Nasional government to resign.[3] In June 2012, he called in Parliament for the execution for treason of the electoral reform activist Ambiga Sreenevasan.[4]

His parliamentary career ended in 2013, when UMNO selected another candidate to contest the Sri Gading constituency.[5] After the 2013 election, he was appointed as the Speaker of the Johor State Legislative Assembly.

He is also Umno Malaysia Deputy Permanent Chairman since 2008. [6]

Business career and personal life[edit]

Mohamad is married to Radin Faridah and Azizah, the latter is also a member of Johor State Legislative Assembly. Mohamad has held various post in several business firms. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Tabung Haji Malaysia since 2011. [7] He was also previously the chairman of Tenaga Switchgear Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, national electricity utility of Malaysia.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P149 Sri Gading, Johor[1]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Mohamad Aziz (UMNO) 29,156 70% Khalid Samad (PAS) 11,598 28%
2004 Mohamad Aziz (UMNO) 21,512 80% Ahmad Faidhi Saidi (PKR) 5,316 20%
2008 Mohamad Aziz (UMNO) 19,641 67% Ali Markom (PKR) 8,767 30%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 28 January 2010.  Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout. Includes results from the 2004 election. Results from earlier elections are not available.
  2. ^ "Tan Sri Datuk Haji Mohamad Aziz". Tabung Haji. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Abd Rahman, Zulkifli (2 November 2009). "DPM meets Umno backbenchers who asked ministers to quit". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Teoh, Shannon (26 June 2012). "Hang Ambiga, says Umno MP". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Tan, Christina (26 April 2013). "GE13: Dropped candidate still faithful to party as wife is named as contestant". The Star. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
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