Ramli Mohd Nor

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Ramli Mohd Nor
رملي محمد نور
Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat I
Assumed office
19 December 2022
Ibrahim Iskandar
(since 2024)
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
SpeakerJohari Abdul
Preceded byMohd Rashid Hasnon
ConstituencyCameron Highlands
Non-Executive Chairman of the
Amanah Raya Berhad
Assumed office
15 May 2020
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Cameron Highlands
Assumed office
26 January 2019
Preceded bySivarraajh Chandran
Majority3,238 (2019)
4,544 (2022)
Faction represented in the Dewan Rakyat
2019–Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Ramli bin Mohd Nor

(1958-10-01) 1 October 1958 (age 65)
Gombak, Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation
(since 2019)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(since 2019)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(aligned: 2020–2022)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(aligned: since 2022)
Residence(s)Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
OccupationPolitician, police officer
Police career
DepartmentRoyal Malaysia Police
Service years1984 - 2018
Rank Assistant Commissioner of Police
Badge no.G/10460
AwardsLoyal Commander of The Most Gallant Police Order
Ramli Mohd Nor on Parliament of Malaysia

Dato' Ramli bin Dato' Mohd Nor (Jawi: رملي بن محمد نور; born 1 October 1958) is a Malaysian politician and former police officer who has served as the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat I under Speaker Johari Abdul since December 2022 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cameron Highlands since January 2019 and Non-Executive Chairman of Amanah Raya Berhad (ARB) since May 2020.[1] He is a member of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

Early life and education[edit]

Ramli was born at Batu 12 Orang Asli Settlement, Jalan Pahang, Gombak, Selangor in 1958. Ramli's father was a native of Peninsular Malaysia known as the Orang Asli from the Semai tribe hailing from Cameron Highlands, Pahang whilst his mother is from the Temiar tribe and hailed from Gua Musang, Kelantan.[2]

He received his Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from University of Virginia, Diploma in Public Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Diploma in Police Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies (Hons) from University of East London, as well as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy Graduate 244th Session, Quantico, Virginia US. He holds a master’s degree in public administration with distinction from Open University Malaysia and a master's degree in business administration from The University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Scotland, UK. He is currently pursuing his doctorate (DrBA) in business administration from SEGI University Malaysia.[3]

Early career[edit]

Ramli's career in public service spanned 38 years beginning in 1980 when Ramli served as port traffic officer at Johor Port Authority.

He joined the police force in 1984 and served for 34 years before become a retired senior police officer in Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).[4][5]

Political career[edit]

On 26 January 2019, Ramli firstly contested in Cameron Highlands by-election and he was picked as candidate given that he was the direct member of BN. He went on to win the by-election and became the new Cameron Highlands MP.[6] The election was held after the Election Court on 30 November 2018 declared the victory of the incumbent MP of BN and the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), Sivarraajh Chandran for the seat in the election null and void because it was found that corrupt practices had been committed in the 2018 general election (GE14).[7]

He won the by-election after defeating M. Manogaran of Democratic Action Party (DAP) from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and two other independent candidates, Wong Seng Yee and Sallehudin Ab Talib, with a majority of 3,238 votes.[8]

He is the first ever indigenous Orang Asli candidate to be elected into the Dewan Rakyat as an MP.[9] Ramli later joined UMNO as its member.[10][11]

On 15 May 2020, he was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Amanah Raya Berhad (ARB).[12]

On 1 March 2022, he was tasked to chair the Dewan Rakyat sitting as temporary Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat II replacing Azalina Othman Said and created history as the first ever Orang Asli deputy speaker although not being officially appointed to the position yet. He is however widely expected to be officially appointed in the next Dewan Rakyat meeting after multiple postponements of the appointment on 14 September 2021 for the first time, 25 October 2021 for the second time, 1 March 2022 for the third time, 18 July 2022 for the fourth time[13]and 3 October 2022 for the fifth time[14]as well as his expected win in the contest for the position between him and former deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming who is trying to make a comeback to the position. [15] However on 3 October 2022 when Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Parliament and Law Wan Junaidi unveiled the fifth postponement of the appointment of the deputy speaker position, he also revealed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition did not nominate another candidate, in contrast with the previous news and hence the government was withdrawing its candidate. Although he was yet to be officially appointed as deputy speaker, the media has already referred him as the deputy speaker, suggesting falsely that he had been officially appointed to the position during the period of these multiple postponements.[16]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[17][18]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2019 P078 Cameron Highlands, Pahang Ramli Mohd Nor (BN) 12,038 56.18% M. Manogaran (DAP) 8,800 41.07% 22,019 3,238 68.79%
Sallehudin Ab Talib (IND) 314 1.47%
Wong Seng Yee (IND) 276 1.29%
2022 Ramli Mohd Nor (UMNO) 16,120 48.46% Chiong Yoke Kong (DAP) 11,576 34.80% 33,265 4,544 72.28%
Abdul Rasid Mohamed Ali (BERSATU) 5,569 16.74%



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  13. ^ "Election of Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker postponed for fourth time". The Star. 18 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  14. ^ "Appointment of new deputy speaker put off yet again". Free Malaysia Today. 3 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
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  16. ^ "Dissolution of parliament still speculation, says Deputy Speaker". The Star. 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 October 2022.
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  20. ^ "Hamzah, Saifuddin dahului senarai penerima pingat Pahang". Berita Harian (in Malay). 14 December 2021. Retrieved 14 December 2021.

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