Ahmad Hamzah

Ahmad bin Hamzah (Jawi: أحمد بن حمزة; born 27 September 1948) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries I for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Ronald Kiandee since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister Ronald Kiandee from March 2020 to August 2021, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jasin from March 2008 to November 2022 and Member of the Melaka State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Serkam from April 1995 to March 2008. He is a member of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition.

Ahmad Hamzah
أحمد حمزة
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries I
In office
30 August 2021  19 November 2022
Serving with Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
MinisterRonald Kiandee
Preceded byHimself
In office
10 March 2020  16 August 2021
Serving with Che Abdullah Mat Nawi
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
MinisterRonald Kiandee
Preceded bySim Tze Tzin
(Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry)
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Jasin
In office
8 March 2008  19 November 2022
Preceded byMohammad Said Yusof
Majority12,728 (2008)
11,763 (2013)
219 (2018)
Member of the Melaka State Legislative Assembly
for Serkam
In office
24 April 1995  8 March 2008
Preceded byArifin Baba
Succeeded byGhazale Muhamad
Majority4,117 (1995)
1,889 (1999)
4,347 (2004)
Exco roles (Malacca)
1995–1999Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development
1999–2004Chairman of the Industry, Science and Technology
2004–2008Chairman of the Health, Consumer Affair and Human Resources
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–2022Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Malacca State Legislative Assembly
1995–2008Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born (1948-09-27) 27 September 1948
Malacca, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
SpouseZainun Abdul Ghafar
RelationsAbdul Ghafar Baba (father-in-law)
Alma materUniversity of London

Ahmad was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election, having been nominated by UMNO to contest the Jasin seat ahead of its incumbent member Mohammad Said bin Yusof.[1][2] Before entering the federal parliament, Ahmad was previously a three terms member of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly for the seat of Serkam .[2]

Ahmad retained the Jasin seat in the 2013 and 2018 general elections consecutively.

Election results

Malacca State Legislative Assembly[3][4]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 N24 Serkam Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 6,594 72.69% Md Said Omar (PAS) 2,477 27.31% 9,246 4,117 79.46%
1999 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 5,902 59.53% Halim Ramli (PAS) 4,013 40.47% 10,187 1,889 80.78%
2004 N26 Serkam Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 7,344 71.02% Kamarudin Sedik (PAS) 2,997 28.98% 10,523 4,347 83.52%
Parliament of Malaysia[3][1][4][5][6]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P139 Jasin, Malacca Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 28,101 64.64% Zulkefly Othman (PKR) 15,373 35.36% 44,654 12,728 79.57%
2013 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 33,736 60.56% Rahmat Yusof (PKR) 21,973 39.44% 56,856 11,763 88.21%
2018 Ahmad Hamzah (UMNO) 26,560 43.00% Khairuddin Abu Hassan (AMANAH) 26,341 42.65% 62,912 219 85.67%
Abdul Alim Shapie (PAS) 8,860 14.35%


  •  Malacca :
    • Knight Commander of the Exalted Order of Malacca (DCSM) – Datuk Wira (2004)[7][8]
    • Grand Commander of the Exalted Order of Malacca (DGSM) – Datuk Seri (2016)[7][9]

See also

  • Jasin (federal constituency)


  1. "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout. Includes results from the 2004 election. Results from earlier elections are not available.
  2. "'Close one eye' MP out". asiaone. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  3. "Keputusan Rasmi Pilihan Raya Umum". SPR. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  5. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 29 September 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. "83 Datuks in Malacca list". Lee Yuk Peng. The Star. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. "Idris leads Malacca awards list". The Star. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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