Noh Omar

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This is a Malay name; the name Omar is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Noh.
Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Haji
Noh Omar
MP
Malaysian Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
Assumed office
27 June 2016
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Preceded by Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Malaysian Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
In office
10 April 2009 – 15 May 2013
Prime Minister Najib Razak
Preceded by Mustapa Mohamed
Succeeded by Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Malaysian Minister for Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development
In office
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi
Preceded by Mohamed Khaled Nordin
Succeeded by Ministry abolished
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Tanjong Karang, Selangor
Personal details
Born Noh bin Omar
(1958-02-23) 23 February 1958 (age 59)
Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNO
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional
Alma mater Thames Valley University
L.LB
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Sunni Islam

Tan Sri Haji Noh bin Omar (born 23 February 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Tanjong Karang constituency in Selangor, a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party and a former minister in the Malaysia's Barisan Nasional government.

In 2005, while Deputy Minister for Internal Security, Noh made international news for his role in a controversy concerning the alleged mistreatment of an ethnic Chinese woman by Malaysian police. In response to the revelation of mistreatment and protests by the Chinese government, Noh stated "if foreigners think that Malaysia police are brutal, please go back to their own countries and not to stay here".[1] Noh was reprimanded by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi,[2] and Noh issued an apology for his comments that BBC News described as 'grudging at best'.[3]

Noh was appointed to the federal Cabinet after the 2008 election as Minister for Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development.[4] On 10 April 2009, he was appointed as Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry by Abdullah's successor, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.[5] Najib dropped him from the Cabinet after the 2013 election.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[7][8][9]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Others Votes Pct
1995 P87 Tanjong Karang, Selangor Noh Omar (UMNO) 20,962 76.48% Nordin bin Abdul Latif (S46) 5,144 18.77%
1999 Noh Omar (UMNO) 15,841 51.98% Dr Md Yusoff B Abd Wahab (PAS) 13,766 45.17%
2004 P95 Tanjong Karang, Selangor Noh Omar (UMNO) 17,750 65.27% Abdul Ghani Samsudin (PAS) 8,742 32.14%
2008 Noh Omar (UMNO) 16,073 55.32% Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (PAS) 12,253 42.18%
2013 Noh Omar (UMNO) 20,548 54.40% Mohamad Rashidi bin Deraman (PAS) 16,154 42.77% Masrun Tamsi (IND) 340 0.90%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, Jonathan (30 November 2005). "Malaysia minister defends police". BBC News. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pak Lah: Noh statement totally against Government's policy on visitors". The Star. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Kent, Jonathan (30 November 2005). "Malaysia police minister 'sorry'". BBC News. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "New ministers: PM's reminder a timely one". The Star. 21 March 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "28-strong Cabinet". Daily Express (Malaysia). 10 April 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Making sense of Najib's Cabinet". Malaysian Insider. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010.  Includes 2004 election results. Results from earlier elections not available.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum 13 Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.