Mustapa Mohamed

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This is a Malay name; the name Mohammed is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mustapa.
Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri
Mustapa Mohamed
Mustapa Mohamed in CNBC-supply chains - World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 crop.jpg
Mustapa at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in 2012
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry
Assumed office
10 April 2009
Preceded by Muhyiddin Yassin
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Jeli, Kelantan
Assumed office
Preceded by Mohd Apandi Mohamad
In office
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Mohd Apandi Mohamad
Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister
In office
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
Preceded by Muhyiddin Yassin
Succeeded by Noh Omar
Malaysian Minister of Higher Education
In office
31 March 2004 – 17 March 2008
Preceded by Shafie Salleh
Succeeded by Mohamed Khaled Nordin
Second Malaysian Minister of Finance
In office
2 September 1998 – 14 December 1999
Preceded by Position Established
Succeeded by Jamaluddin Jarjis (2002-2004)
Malaysian Minister of Entrepreneur Development
In office
4 May 1995 – 14 December 1999
Preceded by Mohamed Yusof Mohamed Noor (as Minister of Public Enterprises)
Succeeded by Nazri Abdul Aziz
Personal details
Born Mustapa bin Mohamed
(1950-09-25) 25 September 1950 (age 66)
Bachok, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party UMNO
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Khamarzan Ahmad Meah
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Boston University
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed (born 25 September 1950) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister for International Trade and Industry in the Barisan Nasional coalition government and is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Jeli in Kelantan, representing the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).[1]

Mustapa has held a number of government positions, including Deputy Finance Minister,[2] Minister for Entrepreneur Development,[3] Minister in the Prime Minister's Department,[4] Minister for Higher Education,[5] and Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.[6] He was appointed to the Trade portfolio when Najib Razak became Prime Minister in April 2009.[7]

Mustapa was elected to Parliament in the 1995 election, but was defeated for re-election in 1999.[8] He won back the seat in the 2004 election. In 2004 he was also elected to the Kelantan State Assembly.[9] He had been slated to become Chief Minister of Kelantan but UMNO failed to win a majority in the Assembly.[10]

Mustapa is an economist.[7] He graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a First Class Honours degree in Economics and from Boston University with a Masters in Economic Development.[11]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[12]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 Jeli Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 13,301 51.10% Zianon Abdin Ali (S46) 12,729 48.90% 26,962 572 81.20%
1999 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 14,830 48.43% Mohd Apandi Mohamad (PAS) 15,523 50.69% 31,152 693 81.93%
2004 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 16,960 63.84% Mohd Apandi Mohamad (PAS) 9,607 36.16% 26,961 7,353 82.38%
2008 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 17,168 57.07% Mohd Apandi Mohamad (PAS) 12,732 42.33% 30,555 4,436 84.18%
2013 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 21,223 56.95% Mohd Apandi Mohamad (PAS) 15,954 42.81% 37,688 5,269 87.19%


  1. ^ "Mustapa bin Mohamed, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Tan, Joceline; Hisham Mahzan (5 March 2005). "Wooing the voters in Kelantan". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cabbies undergo front-liners course". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 29 May 1997. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Lau Y-Sing (27 March 2004). "Badawi keeps his friends close in new cabinet". Independent Online. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Tan Shiow Chin (9 December 2007). "Enhancing ties with Iran". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Slashing food imports is new Agriculture Minister's priority". The Star. Star Publications. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "New Malaysian prime minister unveils Cabinet". Taipei Times. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Shamsul Akmar (19 April 2000). "Next Bank Negara governor: Mustapa on the list". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Tan, Joceline (28 March 2004). "Cabinet-level boost for the east coast". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  10. ^ Wong Chun Wai (24 March 2004). "Promise of balanced and sensible govt". The Star. Star Publications. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "The top corporate figures". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 23 May 2004. 
  12. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.