Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor

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Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
تڠكو عدنان تڠكو منصور
Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.jpg
Tengku Adnan in 2019
Treasurer-General of the
United Malays National Organisation
Assumed office
30 June 2018
Caketaker: since 30 June 2021
PresidentAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded bySalleh Said Keruak
Secretary-General of the
United Malays National Organisation
In office
26 March 2009 – 29 June 2018
PresidentNajib Razak (2009–2018)
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
(Acting) (2018)
Preceded byMohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad
Succeeded byAnnuar Musa
Ministerial roles
2001–2002Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
2002–2004Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
2006–2008Minister of Tourism
2013–2018Minister of Federal Territories
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Dewan Negara
2000–2004Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor

(1950-12-20) 20 December 1950 (age 70)
Malacca, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Spouse(s)Anggraini Sentiyaki
Alma materUniversiti Teknologi MARA
University of Southern California (BBA)

Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor (Jawi: تڠكو عدنان بن تڠكو منصور; born 20 December 1950) is a Malaysian politician who served as Minister of Federal Territories, Minister of Tourism and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Ministers Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak from November 2002 to the collapse of the BN administration in May 2018. He has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Putrajaya since March 2004. He is a member of and has also served as Treasurer-General of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the ruling BN coalition which is aligned with another ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, since June 2018. He also served as Secretary-General of UMNO from March 2009 to June 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Malacca, Malaysia, Adnan obtained a Diploma in Business Administration from Mara Technology Institute (Malay: Institut Teknologi Mara, ITM), which is now known as Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM), and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Southern California.

Adnan held important positions in the corporate sector, such as Director and Chairman of Far East Asset (FEA) and Chairman of UNZA Holdings Bhd.

Political career[edit]

Adnan joined politics in the early 1980s. He became Treasurer of the UMNO Youth wing in 1988. He was elected to the UMNO Supreme Council in 1993 but lost the position in 1996. He was appointed as Federal Territory liaison chairman in June 2000. On 29 November 2001, he was appointed the Chairman of the Federal Territory Barisan Nasional. In 2003, he was appointed the Chief of the Putrajaya UMNO, and later he won the position again uncontested in the party election in June 2004. In September 2004, he was successful in a bid for an UMNO Supreme Council seat.

Adnan won the Parliamentary seat of Putrajaya in the March 2004 general election by defeating Abdul Rahman Othman of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KeADILan).

Adnan was appointed as the Tourism Minister, replacing Datuk Dr. Leo Michael Toyad, on 14 February 2006. He was dropped from the cabinet following the March 2008 general election, where the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition received a serious drubbing at the polls.

After his victory for third time in 2013 general election, Adnan has returned to the cabinet and appointed as Minister of the Federal Territories.[1]

In the 2018 general election, Adnan was reelected to the Parliament. However, he lost his cabinet post as BN was relegated to opposition while the federal government was taken over by Pakatan Harapan (PH).


Lingam Videoclip controversy[edit]

Adnan was called to testify in front of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam Video Clip investigating the allegation of illegal intervention in the appointment process of Malaysian judges that allegedly occurred in 2002. The formation of the commission was a follow-up to a recommendation by a three-man panel which was tasked to determine the authenticity of a video clip of a telephone conversation that raised the allegation.

Following the findings of the Royal Commission, the Malaysian cabinet ordered the Attorney-General to immediately direct agencies to investigate the allegations levelled against six prominent individuals identified in the Lingam video clip affair. The six are former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, retired chief justices Tun Mohd Eusoff Chin and Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, former minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan and prominent lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam.

There was sufficient cause to invoke the Sedition Act 1948, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1961, the Legal Profession Act 1976, the Official Secrets Act 1972 and the Penal Code against some of the principal individuals involved,[2] however as of recently, no action has been taken by the Barisan Nasional government against the individuals involved.

Female bloggers controversy[edit]

Adnan was involved in another controversy with regards to a statement he made about female bloggers where he was quoted as calling female bloggers liars. This caused an uproar among the blogger community and attracted a lot of negative reactions.[3] He was quoted as saying in Malaysian Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily and Singaporean English daily, the Straits Times:[4][5]

...All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women.

Federal territories expansion proposal[edit]

In 2017 Tengku Adnan participated in a radio interview in which he discussed his plan to expand the federal territories to include Penang, Langkawi and parts of Malacca. he explained that his goal was to "ensure equal development in the northern state".[6][7]

Bribery and corruption[edit]

He was reported to own a company named Tadmansori holding was established provided many industries sector such as communication, livestock, education and distributor sales for Apple, Dyson and Maxis.[8] Adnan was charged for corruptly receiving RM3mil in bribes from property developers in connection with his official functions as the Federal Territories Minister on 16 November 2018.[9]

Tax evasion[edit]

On 24 July 2019, the government had filed a lawsuit through the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), against Adnan to claim RM57.17 million in unpaid taxes since 2012 till 2017.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Adnan is married to Datin Seri Enny Beatrice Ferlat Kusumo Anggraini. They have two sons and four daughters; Iqbal, Natasya, Hafiz, Nadira, Najwa and Nabila. Adnan has two sons and two daughters from his previous marriage; Daud, Balqish, Yazir and Nadiah.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P125 Putrajaya[11][12][13][14]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO) 4,086 87.64% Abdul Rahman Othman (KeADILan) 540 11.58% 4,662 3,546 91.79%
2008 Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO) 4,038 74.56% Mohamad Noor Mohamad (PAS) 1,304 24.08% 5,416 2,734 81.96%
2013 Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO) 9,943 69.09% Husam Musa (PAS) 4,402 30.59% 14,465 5,541 91.60%
2018 Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO) 12,148 49.47% Samsu Adabi Mamat (PPBM) 8,776 35.74% 24,881 3,372 91.12%
Zainal Abidin Kidam (PAS) 3,634 14.80%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tengku Adnan returns to Cabinet after 5-year hiatus". The Star. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Royal Commission on Lingam video clip: Cabinet orders probe on Dr M, ex-CJs". New Straits Times. 16 May 2008. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008.
  3. ^ "A cyber war in Malaysian politics?". The Malaysian Insider. 19 February 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  4. ^ "MALAYSIA: Bloggers see red over tourism chief's 'insults'". AsiaMedia UCLA (Reproducing article by Straits Times, Singapore). 13 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  5. ^ Mariam Mokhtar (17 November 2018). "The irony of Ku Nan's present situation". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Ku Nan: Don't politicise proposal for federal territories to include Penang".
  7. ^ "No way, says LGE on Penang becoming a federal territory".
  8. ^ "Our Businesses".
  9. ^ "Ku Nan charged with receiving RM3mil bribes". The Star. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  10. ^ Hafiz Yatim (1 August 2019). "Govt files RM57m suit against Ku Nan for unpaid excess taxes since 2012". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  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.
Preceded by Malaysian Minister of Tourism
14 February 2006 – 17 March 2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Federal Territories
16 May 2013 - 10 May 2018
Succeeded by