Noor Azmi Ghazali

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Noor Azmi Ghazali
Ministerial roles
2020–Deputy Minister of Health
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
2018–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Other roles
2016–2018Chairman of Malaysian Highway Authority
Personal details
Noor Azmi bin Ghazali

(1961-11-28) 28 November 1961 (age 60)
Bagan Serai, Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO) (until 2018)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (PPBM) (2018–present)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2018–2020)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020–present)
Residence(s)Bagan Serai, Perak, Malaysia

Noor Azmi bin Ghazali (born 28 November 1961)[1] is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Health I for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Khairy Jamaluddin since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Minister Adham Baba from March 2020 to August 2021 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bagan Serai since May 2018. He served as Chairman of the
Malaysian Highway Authority (PLUS) from October 2016 to October 2018. He is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the PN coalition and was a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition. After the defeat of BN to PH in the 2018 general election, he resigned from UMNO in 2018 and joined BERSATU in 2019.

Political career[edit]

In May 2013, Ghazali first contested to become an MP in the 13th Malaysian general election and subsequently won the Bagan Serai seat with a 1,140 majority.[2] He was successfully re-elected as MP for the same seat in the 14th Malaysian general election, albeit with a razor-thin majority.

Ghazali served as the Chairman of the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) between October 2016 and October 2018, replacing Jasin MP Ahmad Hamzah.[3]

On 24 June 2018, following Barisan Nasional's spectacular fall from power in the aftermath of the 2018 Malaysian general election, Noor Azmi announced his resignation from United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and became an independent.[4] Following months of speculation, it was announced on 28 November 2018 that he has joined PPBM, one of component parties of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition together with four Senators.[1]

On 9 March 2020, he was appointed by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to serve his cabinet as Deputy Minister of Health with Aaron Ago Dagang. He was involved in controversy event like violating MCO by having lunch together with around 30 people include Perak EXCO member Razman Zakaria, later both of them had apologized for their acts.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots
Majority Turnout
2013 P58 Bagan Serai, Perak Noor Azmi Ghazali (UMNO) 23,014 50.90% Mohd Nor R. M. Monutty (PKR) 21,874 48.38% 46,386 1,140 84.66%
Abd Latiff Mas'ud (IND) 329 0.73%
2018 Noor Azmi Ghazali (UMNO) 17,220 36.44% Rohaya Bakar (PAS) 17,048 36.08% 48,381 172 81.60%
Adam Asmuni (PPBM) 12,987 27.48%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dr Noor Azmi, 4 Senator sertai BERSATU". Syed Umar Ariff, Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim (in Malay). Berita Harian. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ "PRU-13: Rasmi – BN menang di Parlimen Bagan Serai". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 6 May 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Noor Azmi Ghazali Named Malaysian Highway Authority Chairman". Malay Mail. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Bagan Serai MP denies accounts frozen". Malay Mail. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ Kalbana Perimbanayagam (20 April 2020). "Under fire Noor Azmi apologises for MCO breach, will cooperate in probe". New Straits Times. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  6. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Sultan of Perak's 60th Birthday Honours List". The Star. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2018.