Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad

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Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad

محمد ردزي بن شيخ احمد
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
14 February 2006 – 18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyTan Chai Ho
Preceded byAzmi Khalid
Succeeded bySyed Hamid Albar
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Legal Affairs
In office
27 March 2004 – 14 February 2006
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded byRais Yatim
Succeeded byMohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
Deputy Minister of Primary Industries
In office
Azlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterLim Keng Yaik
Preceded byBujang Ulis
Succeeded byTengku Mahmud Tengku Mansor
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterMusa Hitam
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kangar
In office
21 March 2004 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byAbdul Hamid Pawanteh
Succeeded byShaharuddin Ismail
Majority12, 548 (2004)
13,671 (2008)
In office
26 April 1982 – 20 October 1990
Preceded byShaari Jusoh
Succeeded byIshak Arshad
Majority13,385 (1982)
13,066 (1986)
Secretary-General of the UMNO
In office
1 June 2004 – 20 March 2008
PresidentAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded byMohd Khalil Yaakob
Succeeded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Personal details
Mohd Radzi bin Sheikh Ahmad

(1942-02-24) 24 February 1942 (age 76)
Kangar, Perlis, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyBERSATU (2018-present)
UMNO (1982-1988; 1996–2018)
S46 (1989-1996)
Other political
PH (2018-present)
BN (1982-1988; 1996–2018)
GR / APU (1989-1996)
Spouse(s)Ellisha Abdullah
Mahani Abdul Hamid
EducationRoyal Military College
Alma materInns of Court Middle Temple
ProfessionFootballer, Lawyer

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Mohd Radzi bin Sheikh Ahmad (Jawi: محمد ردزي بن شيخ احمد; born 24 February 1942) is a former Malaysian footballer, lawyer and politician. He was the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Kangar in Perlis twice (1982-1990 and 2004-2013). He was also the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Legal Affairs (2004-2006) and Minister of Home Affairs (2006-2008). Presently he is a member of Malaysian United Indigenous Party or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU), a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition, after his resignation from United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) of Barisan Nasional (BN) for the second time in 2018.[1][2]


Radzi was first elected to Parliament in 1982.[3] He has held various Ministries including Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (1983–1984) and Deputy Minister for the Primary Industries Ministry (1984–1986).

Radzi joined the Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46) in 1989 before rejoining back UMNO in 1996 after S46 was dissolved.[4]

Radzi was picked as UMNO secretary-general on 1 June 2004 by the then President Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in February 2006,[5] but in March 2008 was dropped from the Cabinet. He also resigned as the Secretary-General of UMNO and BN on 20 March 2008, saying he would not be able to work effectively without a Cabinet post.[6] He was dropped from UMNO's list of candidates for the 2013 general election, replaced by Shaharuddin Ismail.[7]


Radzi married first Ellisha Abdullah, an Irish who died in an accident in 1984 and the couple has five children. He is married second time to Mahani Abdul Hamid and they has three children.


Radzi received his early education at Sekolah Melayu Kangar in 1948. he then continued his secondary education at Derma English School in 1952 before entering Royal Military College, Port Dickson in 1957. In 1961 he took Barrister-at-Law, Inns of Court in Middle Temple, London.


Radzi had served in the Jurisdiction Department as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in Selangor and later as the President of Session Court in Klang before he left to open his own legal firm.[8]


Radzi was also a former footballer of Perlis state before.[4] He even represented the nation in the 1960 AFC Youth Championship and was a goal scorer then.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[9][10][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 P4 Langkawi, Kedah Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (S46) 3,552 22.87% Abu Bakar Taib (UMNO) 11,977 77.13% 16,532 8,425 76.12%
1982 P1 Kangar, Perlis Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (UMNO) 22,251 71.51% Musa Mohamed (PAS) 8,866 28.49% 32,396 13,385 77.16%
1986 Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (UMNO) 22,463 68.93% Shuib Hj Mohammad (PAS) 9,397 28.83% 32,590 13,066 72.29%
2004 P2 Kangar, Perlis Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (UMNO) 22,498 67.98% Ishar Saad (PAS) 9,950 30.07% 33,095 12,548 81.68%
2008 Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (UMNO) 23,821 68.17% Tunku Abdul Rahman Tunku Ismail (PKR) 10,150 29.04% 34,946 13,671 80.17%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]


  1. ^ "Perlis Umno veteran joins Bersatu". New Straits Times. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Former Umno sec-gen Radzi Sheikh Ahmad joins exodus to Bersatu". The Malaysian Insight. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "UMNO Elections '87". New Straits Times. 24 April 1987. Retrieved 30 December 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Radzi's career in politics began in 1982". The Star. 20 Mar 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Significant javascript:easyCiteMain()milestones". The Star. 29 December 2006. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Radzi quits as BN and Umno secretary-general". Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "BN's List: Who's In and Who's Out". Malaysia Chronicle. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  8. ^ Suhaini Aznam (25 February 2006). "Radzi's take on life, politics and his dusun". The Star. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  11. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2009. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  12. ^ "She's Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh now". Joseph Sipalan,Lee Yen Mun. The Star. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Abdullah heads awards list". The Star. 24 October 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2018.