Razali Ibrahim

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Razali Ibrahim
Ministerial roles
2009–2013Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports
2013–2018Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born (1970-10-14) 14 October 1970 (age 51)
Muar, Johor, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
SpouseMelissa Shireen Munshir
ChildrenRazmel Razali
Myra Alissa Razali
Alma materNational University of Malaysia
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Datuk Seri Razali Ibrahim (born 14 October 1970) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Muar for three consecutive terms from March 2004 to his defeat to Syed Saddiq in the general election in May 2018. He is a member of the Supreme Council of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Previously, he was the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in the BN administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak from May 2013 to May 2018 for 5 years.


Razali was elected to the Parliament in the 2004 general election.[1][2][3] He was reelected again in the 2008 general election. In April 2009, he was appointed as Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports in the government of Najib Razak.[4] In the 2013 general election he was returned to Parliament. His margin of victory was reduced significantly by a drop in ethnic Chinese support for BN from the Muar electorate which was approximately 35% Chinese.[5][6] He remained a deputy minister after the election, although was shifted to the Prime Minister's Department.[7] Later in 2013 he vacated his post as the deputy chief of UMNO's youth wing due to his age,[8] and won election to the 25-member Supreme Council of the full party.[9] In the 2018 general election he lost and failed to retain his parliamentary seat.[10] Razali's defeat was despite the former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi purposely campaign trail to Muar a day before polling day during which Zahid had quipped in full confident that he "might as well go jump into the well if he loses" in dismissing reports of BN possibly losing the seat.[11][12]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P146 Muar, Johor[1][2][3][13][14][15][16][17]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Razali Ibrahim (UMNO) 21,116 73.28% Mohamad Taib (PAS) 7,701 26.72% 29,770 13,415 70.66%
2008 Razali Ibrahim (UMNO) 16,986 57.95% Nah Budin (PKR) 12,325 42.05% 30,275 4,661 73.81%
2013 Razali Ibrahim (UMNO) 20,867 52.05% Nor Hizwan Ahmad (PKR) 19,221 47.95% 40,992 1,646 85.03%
2018 Razali Ibrahim (UMNO) 15,388 36.57% Syed Saddiq (BERSATU) 22,341 53.09% 42,083 6,953 84.02%
Abd Aziz Talib (PAS) 4,354 10.34%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 11 March 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 March 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ Ng, Kee Seng (19 January 2010). "Najib walking the talk". Sun Media Corporation. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Razali Ibrahim wants to identify cause of declining Chinese support". Bernama. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  6. ^ "P146: Muar, Johor". Utusan. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Hindraf's Waytha Moorthy, Maybank CEO & Khairy all appear in Najib's new Cabinet". Yahoo Newsroom. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Four to contest Umno deputy Youth chief post". The Star. 5 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  9. ^ Irwan Muhammad Zain (20 October 2013). "Three UMNO Youths in supreme council". Astro Awani. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  10. ^ H. Rodzi, Nadirah (10 May 2018). "Malaysia Votes 2018: BN's big names toppled, one after another". The Straits Times. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  11. ^ Zikri Kamarulzaman (8 May 2018). "Zahid: Muar in danger? Razali can jump into a well if he loses". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  12. ^ Soo Wern Jun (8 May 2018). "Zahid confident Muar will remain with BN". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  13. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  16. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  17. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  18. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  19. ^ "370 dapat pingat sempena Hari Wilayah". Irwan Shafrizan Ismail (in Malay). Berita Harian. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  20. ^ "477 awarded state honours in conjunction with Melaka Governor's birthday". Kelly Koh. New Straits Times. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  21. ^ "3 dianugerah Datuk Seri". Shamsiah Zulkafli (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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