|Chairperson of the |
Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority
|Assumed office |
26 March 2023
|Minister||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi|
|Director General||Abdullah Zainal|
|Preceded by||Salim Shariff|
|Minister of Higher Education|
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
|Prime Minister||Ismail Sabri Yaakob|
|Deputy||Ahmad Masrizal Muhammad|
|Succeeded by||Mohamed Khaled Nordin|
10 March 2020 – 6 August 2021
|Prime Minister||Muhyiddin Yassin|
|Preceded by||Mahathir Mohamad |
(Minister of Education (Acting))
|Deputy Minister of Human Resources|
19 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
|Monarch||Mizan Zainal Abidin|
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi |
|Preceded by||Abdul Rahman Bakar|
|Succeeded by||Maznah Mazlan|
|Chairperson of the |
Public Accounts Committee
11 April 2019 – 10 March 2020
|Nominated by||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Appointed by||Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof|
|Deputy||Wong Kah Woh|
|Preceded by||Ronald Kiandee|
|Succeeded by||Wong Kah Woh|
|10th Women Chief of the |
United Malays National Organisation
|Assumed office |
24 June 2018
|President||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi |
Mohamad Hasan (Acting) (2018–2019)
|Deputy||Norliza Abdul Rahim|
|Preceded by||Shahrizat Abdul Jalil|
|2nd Women Youth Chief of the |
United Malays National Organisation
|President||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
|Preceded by||Azalina Othman Said|
|Succeeded by||Rosnah Shirlin|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Parit Sulong
|Assumed office |
8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Syed Hood Syed Edros |
|Majority||13,599 (2008) |
|Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat|
|2013–2018||Chairperson of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation|
|2017–2019||Chairperson of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian (CWP)|
|2017–2019||Member of the Committee of Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association|
|2018–||Honorary Secretary of the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association of Malaysia|
Noraini binti Ahmad
7 November 1967
Kampung Bintang, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) |
|Barisan Nasional (BN) |
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan (BComm) |
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (MBA)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (PhD)
Asia e University (DBA)
|Noraini Ahmad on Facebook|
Noraini Ahmad on Parliament of Malaysia
Noraini binti Ahmad (Jawi: نورعيني بنت أحمد; born 7 November 1967) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Chairperson of the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) since March 2023 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Parit Sulong since March 2008. She served as the Minister of Higher Education for the second term under the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from August 2021 to the collapse of BN administration in November 2022, the first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to her resignation in August 2021, the Deputy Minister of Human Resources in the BN administration under former Prime Ministers Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak and former Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam from March 2008 to April 2009 and Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration from April 2019 to her ministerial appointment in March 2020, Honorary Secretary of the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association (CPA) of Malaysia since 2018, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian (CWP) and Member of the Committee of Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association from 2017 to 2019, Chairperson of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) from 2013 to 2018, General Manager of the Padiberas Nasional Berhad (BERNAS) from 1998 to 2003 and led several federal agencies, including the Malaysian Network Information Centre and Astronautic Technology. She is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition. She has also served as the 10th Women Chief of UMNO since June 2018 and 2nd Women Youth Chief of UMNO from 2004 to 2009 and 1st Deputy Women Youth Chief from 2001 to her promotion to women youth chief in 2004.
Early life and education
She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (double major in quantitative analysis and finance) in 1991, followed by a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) in 2005. She subsequently obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2016. She then enrolled into the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Asia e-University (AeU). The title of her DBA dissertation is “The Phenomenological Study of Women Entrepreneurs and their Impact on Socio-Economic Growth in Malaysia”. She will be one of the first Malaysians to complete the DBA in AeU via the APEL Q system. She completed her viva on 11 November 2021 and received positive feedback on her dissertation from examiners who requested no further amendments/corrections upon submission. She completed her second PhD in April 2022.
Noraini was first elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 general election, replacing incumbent Syed Hood Syed Edros. Immediately after the election, she was named Deputy Minister of Human Resources in the government of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and served under the post until Abdullah's successor Najib Razak named his first cabinet in April 2009.
In the 2013 general election, Noraini won re-election to Parliament and was then appointed by the government as the chairperson of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade). In the 2018 general election, she was re-elected once again albeit with a decreased majority.
Noraini was also the chairman of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from 2016 to 2019. The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) is a network of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association that campaigns for gender equality and equal representation in Parliaments. On the international fora she became the first Malaysian to be elected as chairman of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) from 2016 to 2019. She was elected through voting at the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentarians' Conference in London, United Kingdom. She garnered 53 votes beating Joyce Watson of Wales who received 15 votes, Poto Williams of New Zealand (10 votes) and Linda Reid from Canada who received 9 votes. .
|2008||Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)||26,066||67.65%||Faizal Ali (PAS)||12,167||32.35%||39,637||13,599||78.90%|
|2013||Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)||30,258||62.05%||Khairuddin Abdul Rahim (PAS)||18,505||37.95%||49,855||11,753||87.62%|
|2018||Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)||24,481||49.19%||Anis Afida Mohd Azli (AMANAH)||18,140||36.45%||50,778||6,341||85.19%|
|Ahmad Rosdi Bahari (PAS)||7,148||14.36%|
|2022||Noraini Ahmad (UMNO)||25,740||40.89%||Abdul Karim Deraman (PAS)||23,719||37.68%||62,954||2,021||79.20%|
|Mohd Faizal Dolah (AMANAH)||13,495||21.44%|
Honours of Malaysia
- Malacca :
- Companion Class I of the Order of Malacca (DMSM) – Datuk (2005)
- Grand Commander of the Order of Malacca (DGSM) – Datuk Seri (2020)
- Pahang :
- Knight Companion of the Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (DSAP) – Dato' (2005)
- Indonesia :
- 21st Century Partnership Program from Japanese Government - (2005)
- New Zealand's Prime Minister ASEAN Fellowship - (2005)
- Chosen as 1990s' 10 People 10 Decades University of Saskathewan - (2017)
Publications and appearances
- A Change in Narrative to Break the Bias – BERNAMA & The Malaysia Reserve, 2022
- Let's Call Out Gender Bias Daily - New Straits Times, 2022
- Pushing Education for Sustainable Development to Greater Heights - New Straits Times, 2022
- Sustainable Higher Education in Malaysia – BERNAMA, 2022
- Appreciating Our Language, Our Cultural Heritage - The Malaysia Reserve, 2021
- Honouring Higher Education Educators - The Star, 2021
- 'Where Ideas Become Reality - New Straits Times, 2021
- Students Rise by Lifting Others - Free Malaysia Today, 2021
- Varsities Develop Future Leaders - New Straits Times, 2021
- Celebrating the Success of Women in Higher Education - The Star, 2021
- Simplifying Accommodation Search - New Straits Times, 2021
- PENJANA KPT-CAP to Boost Graduate Employability - New Straits Times, 2020
- Speech at the opening of the CWP Conference - The Parliamentarian, 2019
- The Commonwealth: Adding political value to global affairs in the 21st century - The Parliamentarian, 2019
- Women's Suffrage: A prerequisite to the gender equality agenda - The Parliamentarian, 2019
- Cyber Harassment Against Woman on Social Media - The Parliamentarian, 2019
- Economic Rights for Women - The Parliamentarian, 2018
- View from the CWP Chairperson - Women and democracy in Malaysia - The Parliamentarian, 2018
- If we want genuine positive change in the world, we need more women leaders. How can we persuade the word that the future is dependent on gender equality? - The Parliamentarian, 2017
- Women and Disabilities - The Parliamentarian, 2017
- Networking between Parliaments and creating alliances - The Parliamentarian, 2017
- Job creation and growth: solutions to inequality - The Parliamentarian, 2017
- Parliamentary Conference on the WTO - The Parliamentarian, 2017
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- ^ "Noraini Ahmad second Umno minister to resign from Muhyiddin cabinet". Malaysiakini. 6 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
- ^ "New ministers and deputy ministers". The Star. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- ^ "Noraini Ahmad is new Matrade chairman". The Sun. 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- ^ "CWP Chairperson 2016". Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
- ^ "Parit Sulong MP Dr Noraini Ahmad is new PAC chairman after voice vote". Martin Carvalho, Hemananthani Sivanandam, Rahimy Rahim, and Tarrence Tan. The Star (Malaysia). 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- ^ "Noraini aims to bring renewal to Wanita Umno". New Straits Times. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- ^ "Puteri beri anugerah khas kepada bekas ketua". Sinar Harian. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
- ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- ^ a b "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
- ^ "Malacca Governor's birthday honours list". The Star. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
- ^ "Ismail Sabri heads list of recipients of Melaka State Awards". Bernama. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- ^ "Ismail Sabri dahului senarai penerima darjah kebesaran Melaka". Berita Harian (in Malay). 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
- ^ "Sultan of Pahang's 75th birthday honours list". The Star. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
- ^ "Menteri Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia dianugerah Doktor Kehormat oleh Universiti Indonesia" (in Malay). Bernama. 15 July 2022. Retrieved 15 July 2022.
- Living people
- 1967 births
- People from Johor
- Malaysian people of Malay descent
- Malaysian Muslims
- United Malays National Organisation politicians
- Government ministers of Malaysia
- Education ministers of Malaysia
- Members of the Dewan Rakyat
- Women members of the Dewan Rakyat
- Women in Johor politics
- University of Saskatchewan alumni
- 21st-century Malaysian politicians
- 21st-century Malaysian women politicians