Zahidi Zainul Abidin

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Zahidi Zainul Abidin

زاهدي بن زين العابدين
Zahidi Bin Zainul Abidin.jpg
Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia
Assumed office
10 March 2020
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
MinisterSaifuddin Abdullah
Preceded byEddin Syazlee Shith
ConstituencyPadang Besar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Padang Besar
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded byAzmi Khalid (UMNOBN)
Majority7,426 (2013)
1,438 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin

(1961-01-09) 9 January 1961 (age 59)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteZahidi Zainul Abidin on Parliament of Malaysia

Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin (Jawi: زاهدي بن زين العابدين; born 9 January 1961) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister Saifuddin Abdullah since March 2020. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Padang Besar 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]

Zahidi received his Diploma in Public Administration from Institut Teknologi MARA (Universiti Teknologi MARA).[2]

Political offices[edit]

Zahidi has held various positions in politics and 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–present UMNO Padang Besar Divisional Chief
2020–present Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Padang Besar, Perlis[3]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct
2013 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 21,473 60.45% Azamhari Mohamood (PAS) 14,047 39.55%
2018 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 15,032 41.18% Izizam Ibrahim (BERSATU) 13,594 37.24%
Mokhtar Senik (PAS) 7,874 21.57%
Perlis State Legislative Assembly: N2 Beseri
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 2,774 58.66% Abd. Rahman Rejab (PAS) 1,955 41.34% 5,069 819 73.77%
2004 Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 3,492 68.30% Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (PAS) 1,621 31.70% 5,222 1,871 78.59%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory."Institut Kerjasama Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (IKIAM", IKIAM, 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "BIODATA". SUARA TV. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ "The Malacca Yang Di-Pertua Negri's Birthday Honours List". The Star. 12 October 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2018.