Zahidi Zainul Abidin

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Zahidi Zainul Abidin

زاهدي بن زاينول عابدين
Zahidi Bin Zainul Abidin.jpg
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Padang Besar
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded byAzmi Khalid
Majority7,426 (2013)
1,438 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin

(1961-01-09) 9 January 1961 (age 57)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteZahidi Zainul Abidin on Parliament of Malaysia

Datuk Zahidi bin Zainul Abidin (Jawi: زاهدي بن زاينول عابدين; born 9 January 1961) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for Padang Besar, Perlis 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

Controversy[edit]

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 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%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory."Institut Kerjasama Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (IKIAM", IKIAM, 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/11/07/penang-flood-disaster-due-to-karma-says-padang-besar-mp/
  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.