Mustapa Mohamed

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Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri
Mustapa Mohamed
MP, MLA
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
Minister of International Trade and Industry
In office
10 April 2009 – 10 May 2018
Preceded by Muhyiddin Yassin
Succeeded by Ignatius Dorell Leiking
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Jeli, Kelantan
Assumed office
21 March 2004
Preceded by Mohd Apandi Mohamad
In office
7 June 1995 – 29 November 1999
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 67)
Bachok, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s) Khamarzan Ahmad Meah
Children 4
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Boston University
Occupation Politician
Mustapa Mohamed on Parliament of Malaysia

Dato' Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed (born 25 September 1950), commonly known as Tok Pa among local Kelantanese[1], is a Malaysian politician. He is the incumbent Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Jeli in Kelantan, representing the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a major component of Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[2] He was also a former Minister for International Trade and Industry in the BN federal government.

Mustapa has held a number of government positions, including Deputy Finance Minister,[3] Minister for Entrepreneur Development,[4] Minister in the Prime Minister's Department,[5] Minister for Higher Education,[6] and Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry.[7] He was appointed to the Trade portfolio when Najib Razak became Prime Minister in April 2009.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mustapa is an economist.[8] 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.[9]

He is married to Khamarzan Ahmad Meah and the couple has four children.

Political career[edit]

Mustapa was elected to Parliament in the 1995 election for Jeli constituency, but was defeated for re-election in 1999.[10] He won back the seat in the 2004 election. In 2004 he was also elected to the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly for the Air Lanas seat.[11] He had been slated to become Chief Minister of Kelantan but BN failed to win a majority in the state Assembly.[12] He was re-elected in 2008 election. In 2004 election, he retained his parliamentary seat and again won the state seat of Air Lanas concurrently but with a slim 47 votes.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[13][14][15]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 P30 Jeli, Kelantan. 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%
2018 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 21,665 45.64% Azran Deraman (PKR) 2,078 4.38% 39,161 6,647 82.50%
Mohd Apandi Mohamad (PAS) 15,018 31.64%
Kelantan State Legislative Assembly[13][14][15]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N37 Air Lanas, P30 Jeli. Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 5,118 53.75% Abdullah Ya'kub (PAS) 4,319 45.36% 9,522 2,866 83.92%
2013 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 6,605 49.42% Abdullah Ya'kub (PAS) 6,558 49.07% 13,365 47 89.10%
2018 Mustapa Mohamed (UMNO) 7,243 40.89% Aminuddin Yaacob (PKR) 608 3.43% 14,908 359 84.19%
Abdullah Ya'kub (PAS) 6,884 38.87%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tok Pa, a man of the people". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Mustapa bin Mohamed, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Tan, Joceline; Hisham Mahzan (5 March 2005). "Wooing the voters in Kelantan". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cabbies undergo front-liners course". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 29 May 1997. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Lau Y-Sing (27 March 2004). "Badawi keeps his friends close in new cabinet". Independent Online. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Tan Shiow Chin (9 December 2007). "Enhancing ties with Iran". The Star. Star Publications. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Slashing food imports is new Agriculture Minister's priority". The Star. Star Publications. 25 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "New Malaysian prime minister unveils Cabinet". Taipei Times. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "The top corporate figures". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 23 May 2004. 
  10. ^ Shamsul Akmar (19 April 2000). "Next Bank Negara governor: Mustapa on the list". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  11. ^ Tan, Joceline (28 March 2004). "Cabinet-level boost for the east coast". The Star. Star Publications. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Wong Chun Wai (24 March 2004). "Promise of balanced and sensible govt". The Star. Star Publications. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  14. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  Results only available from the 2004 election.
  15. ^ a b "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.