Mohamed Khaled Nordin

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This is a Malay name; the name Nordin is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohamed Khaled .
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato'
Mohamed Khaled Nordin
Menteri Besar of Johor
Assumed office
14 May 2013
Monarch Ibrahim Ismail
Preceded by Abdul Ghani Othman
Malaysian Minister of Higher Education
In office
18 March 2008 – 3 April 2013
Preceded by Mustapa Mohamed
Malaysian Minister of Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development
In office
31 March 2004 – 17 March 2008
Succeeded by Noh Omar
Personal details
Born Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin
(1958-11-30) 30 November 1958 (age 57)
Muar, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) part of Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Rosni Omar
Alma mater University of Malaya
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin (born 30 November 1958) is the 15th and current Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the Malaysian state of Johor, in office since 2013. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and leads the Barisan Nasional coalition in the Johor State Legislative Assembly. He was the Member of Parliament for Johor Bahru from 1990 to 2004 and for Pasir Gudang from 2004 to 2013, and he served as a federal government minister from 2004 to 2013.

Early Life[edit]

Khaled is of Banjar descent.[1] He was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. He received his early education at Sekolah Rendah Ledang and High School Muar later before continued to English College Johore Bahru. Khaled further his studies at University of Malaya and graduated a with law degree in 1982.


Before entering politics, Khaled worked for the Malaysian oil giant Petronas. In the 1980s he worked as an adviser to Shahrir Abdul Samad, a federal minister. Khaled entered the federal parliament himself at the 1990 election, at the age of 31, winning the seat of Johor Bahru against a Semangat 46 candidate. In 2004 he became the Minister for Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, and in 2008 was appointed as the Minister for Higher Education. After 23 years in federal politics, he shifted to the Johor State Legislative Assembly at the 2013 election, winning the seat of Permas. The Barisan Nasional coalition held its majority in the assembly, and Khaled took over as the state's Chief Minister.[2]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Johor Bahru, Johor[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1990 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 24,980 58% Jaafar Onn (S46) 16,814 39%
1995 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 40,141 80% Zahrah Mohd Yusof (S46) 6,023 12%
1999 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 38,707 73% A. Razak Ahmad (PRM) 14,149 27%
Parliament of Malaysia: Pasir Gudang, Johor[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 38,123 84% A. Razak Ahmad (PKR) 7,002 15%
2008 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 35,849 66% Md Rizan Mohd Saman (PKR) 18,568 34%
Johor State Legislative Assembly: Permas[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2013 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 23,952 57% Syed Othman Abdullah (PAS) 18,200 43%


  1. ^ "Keturunan Banjar Di Malaysia Jadi Melayu Baru - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - Berita Terkini Kalimantan Selatan". Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Mohamed Khaled Nordin in Johor". Straits Times. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010.  Percentage figures exclude informal votes. Independent and third party candidates not listed.