Zahidi Zainul Abidin

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Zahidi Zainul Abidin
Zahidi Bin Zainul Abidin.jpg
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Padang Besar, Perlis
Assumed office
Preceded by Azmi Khalid (UMNO
Personal details
Born Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin
(1961-01-09) 9 January 1961 (age 57)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malays National OrganisationBN
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Occupation Politician

Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin (born 9 January 1961) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Padang Besar, Perlis (elected in 2013) and the head of the Padang Besar division of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He is also the Chairman of the Malaysian International Institute of Islamic Cooperation (IKIAM).[1]

Political offices[edit]

Zahidi has held various positions in UMNO:

Year Designation
1991–1993 Islamic Education Chief for UMNO Youth Malaysia
1993 Deputy Chief of UMNO Youth Kangar Division
1998 Members of The Training and Student Council UMNO Youth Malaysia.
1998 International UMNO Youth Council Member
1998 UMNO International Bureau
1991–1998 UMNO Malaysia Youth Education Bureau
1994–1998 Perlis Deputy UMNO Youth Chief
1994–2001 UMNO Padang Besar Youth Chief
1998–2001 UMNO Perlis Youth Chief
2001–2004 UMNO Malaysia Youth Exco
2008– UMNO Padang Besar Chief Division


Zahidi recently claimed that the severe storm which hit Penang over the weekend causing floods and landslides may have been a form of karmic retribution due to bad things committed by certain people.[2]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Padang Besar, Perlis[3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2013 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 21,473 60% Azamhari Mohamood (PAS) 14,047 39%