Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad

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This is a Malay name; the name Sheikh Ahmad is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mohd Radzi.
Yang Berbahagia Dato' Seri
Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad
Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs
In office
2006–2008
Preceded by Azmi Khalid
Succeeded by Syed Hamid Albar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kangar, Perlis
Preceded by Abdul Hamid Pawanteh
Succeeded by Shaharuddin Ismail
Personal details
Born (1941-02-24) 24 February 1941 (age 76)
Kangar, Perlis, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party United Malays National OrganisationBN (until 1988; 1996–present)
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (born 24 February 1941) is a former Malaysian politician from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He was the Member of Parliament for the seat of Kangar in Perlis and was the Minister of Home Affairs from 2006 to 2008.

Radzi was first elected to Parliament in 1982.[1] 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).

He was appointed Minister for Home Affairs in February 2006,[2] but in March 2008 was dropped from the Cabinet. He also resigned as the Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional and UMNO, saying he would not be able to work effectively without a Cabinet post.[3] He was dropped from UMNO's list of candidates for the 2013 general election, replaced by Shaharuddin Ismail.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P002 Kangar, Perlis[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad 22,498 68% Ishar Saad (PAS) 9,950 30%
2008 Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad 23,821 68% Tunku Abdul Rahman Tunku Ismail (PKR) 10,150 29%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UMNO Elections '87". New Straits Times. 24 April 1987. Retrieved 30 December 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Significant javascript:easyCiteMain()milestones". The Star (Malaysia). 29 December 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Radzi quits as BN and Umno secretary-general". 
  4. ^ "BN's List: Who's In and Who's Out". Malaysia Chronicle. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "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.