Noraini Ahmad

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Noraini Ahmad
نورعيني أحمد
Dr Noraini Ahmad Menteri Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia.jpg
Deputy President (Women Chief) of
United Malays National Organisation
Assumed office
25 June 2018
PresidentAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Mohamad Hasan (Acting) (2018-2019)
DeputyNorliza Rahim
Preceded byShahrizat Abdul Jalil
2nd Women's Youth Chief of United Malays National Organisation
In office
PresidentAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyRosnah Shirlin
Preceded byAzalina Othman Said
Succeeded byRosnah Shirlin
Ministerial roles
2008–2009Deputy Minister of Human Resources
2020–2021Minister of Higher Education
2021–Minister of Higher Education
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2014–2018Chairperson of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade)
2019–2020Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee
Personal details
Noraini binti Ahmad

(1967-11-07) 7 November 1967 (age 54)
Kampung Bintang, Parit Sulong, Peserai, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Alma materUniversity of Saskatchewan
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
Universiti Utara Malaysia
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 from the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which is aligned with Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition. She has served as Minister of Higher Education for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. She served her first term in the PN administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin since March 2020 to her resignation in August 2021. [1] She has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Parit Sulong since March 2008 and Deputy President (Women Chief) of UMNO since June 2018. She served as Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration from April 2019 to her resignation in March 2020 thanks to her appointment as the Minister of Higher Education in PN administration which replaced the PH administration, 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 Women Youth Chief of UMNO from 2004 to 2008.[2][3][4][citation needed]

Political career[edit]

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.[5]

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).[6] In the 2018 general election, Noraini was re-elected once again albeit with a decreased majority.

Noraini was also the chairman of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from 2016 to 2019.[7] The Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) is a network of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association that campaigns for gender equality and equal representation in Parliaments.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P147 Parit Sulong, Johor[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
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 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%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Noraini Ahmad second Umno minister to resign from Muhyiddin cabinet". Malaysiakini. 6 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Noraini aims to bring renewal to Wanita Umno". New Straits Times. 22 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Puteri beri anugerah khas kepada bekas ketua". Sinar Harian. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  5. ^ "New ministers and deputy ministers". The Star. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Noraini Ahmad is new Matrade chairman". The Sun. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "CWP Chairperson 2016". Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  10. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  13. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  14. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Malacca Governor's birthday honours list". The Star. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Ismail Sabri heads list of recipients of Melaka State Awards". Bernama. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Ismail Sabri dahului senarai penerima darjah kebesaran Melaka". Berita Harian (in Malay). 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Sultan of Pahang's 75th birthday honours list". The Star. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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