Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah

Ahmad Husni bin Mohamad Hanadzlah (Jawi: أحمد حسني بن محمد حنظلة; born 21 July 1952) is the former Second Minister of Finance of Malaysia.[1] He was appointed on 10 April 2009 when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak became Prime Minister. He was also the Member of Parliament for Tambun for five terms from April 1995 to May 2018.[2] He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a major component party in the Malaysia's opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
SPMP DPMP
أحمد حسني حنظلة
Ahmad in 2013
Ministerial roles
2004–2008Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry
2008–2009Deputy Minister of Finance
2009–2016Minister of Finance
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1995–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born
Ahmad Husni bin Mohamad Hanadzlah

(1952-07-21) 21 July 1952
Perak, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
SpouseFauziah Kamarudin
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
Bachelor's degree (Economics)
OccupationPolitician, economist

Husni was educated at the University of Malaya. He entered the government sector in 1984 as general manager of the Perak State Islamic Economic Corporation.[3] Ahmad Husni was a Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry and Deputy Finance Minister before becoming a minister.[3]

Career

  • 1978 - Manager at AsiaVest Merchant bankers Berhad
  • 1989 - General Manager of Perak Islamic Economic Development Corporation
  • 1997 - Chairman of National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
  • 2001 - Chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board
  • 2002 - MATRADE chairman
  • 2003 - Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
  • 2009 - Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Politics

  • 1983 - Started joining the UMNO branch of Sungai Rokam
  • 1983 - Member of the UMNO Youth Division of the Tambun Youth Movement
  • 1985 - Tambun Umno Division Youth Vice Chairman
  • 1987 - Tambun Umno Division Youth Chief
  • 1993 - Tambun Umno Division Chief

Elections

In the 1999 Malaysian general election, Election Commission (EC) declared Ahmad Husni has won the Tambun parliamentary seat with a majority of 7,084. In the 2004 Malaysian general election, Ahmad Husni defeated Dr Khairuddin Abd Malek from PAS with a majority of 17,360. In the 2008 Malaysian general election, Ahmad Husni once again defended the Tambun parliamentary seat with 27,942 votes. His PKR opponent was the former Dermawan assemblyman Mohamad Asri Othman, who received 22,556 votes. The turnout percentage is 75%. The total of rejected ballots are 927.

Controversy

  • On March 7, 2010, Jelutong MP, Jeff Ooi Chuan Aun asked Ahmad Husni to apologize for his racist speech at the Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce on March 5, 2010.
  • On 3 November 2016, Dato 'Seri Husni with 2 former cabinet ministers, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal were convicted of the Sedition Act 1948 for breaching and debating debt-laden companies, 1MDB.

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 P060 Tambun, Perak Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 33,224 83.46% Abd Rahman Md Nur (S46) 6,585 16.54% 42,732 26,639 72.96%
1999 Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 24,595 58.41% Khairuddin Abd Malik (PAS) 17,511 41.59% 44,832 7,084 70.74%
2004 P063 Tambun, Perak Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 31,824 68.75% Khairuddin Abd Malik (PAS) 9,950 31.25% 47,571 17,360 72.94%
2008 Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 27,942 55.33% Mohd Asri Othman (PKR) 22,556 44.67% 51,844 5,386 75.17%
2013 Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 42,093 56.23% Siti Aishah Shaik Ahmad (PKR) 32,768 43.77% 76,275 9,325 85.29%
2018 Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (UMNO) 33,341 38.35% Ahmad Faizal Azumu (BERSATU) 38,661 44.46% 88,920 5,320 82.51%
Muhd Zulkifli Mohd Zakaria (PAS) 14,948 17.19%

Honours

  •  Perak :
    • Knight Commander of the Order of the Perak State Crown (DPMP) - Dato’ (2000)[12]
    • Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Perak State Crown (SPMP) - Dato’ Seri (2009)[13]

See also

  • Tambun (federal constituency)

References

  1. "Speech By YB Dato' Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah at the Launch of SC Capital Market Graduate Training Programme". Perbendaharaan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  2. "Ahmad Husni bin Mohamad Hanadzlah, Y.B. Dato' Seri" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  3. "Najib Keeps Finance Portfolio, Names Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah As 2nd Finance Minister". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  4. "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout.
  5. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  10. "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. "DPMP 2000". pingat.perak.gov.my. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  13. "Perak Sultan's 81st Birthday Honours List". The Star. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
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