Annuar Musa

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Annuar bin Musa (Jawi: أنور بن موسى; born 18 May 1956) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from August 2021 to the collapse of the BN administraiton in November 2022, Minister of Federal Territories under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration from March 2020 to the collapse of the PN administration in August 2021, Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Youth and Sports under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration from October 1990 to December 1999 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketereh from May 2013 to November 2022 and for Peringat from April 1995 to November 1999. He is an independent and was member, Member of the Supreme Council, Information Chief, Division Chairman of Ketereh of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and served as Secretary-General of its ruling BN coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition, from March 2020 to January 2021. He was removed from UMNO in December 2022.[2]

Annuar Musa
أنور موسى
Minister of Communications and Multimedia
In office
30 August 2021  24 November 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
DeputyZahidi Zainul Abidin
Preceded bySaifuddin Abdullah
Succeeded byFahmi Fadzil
(Minister of Communications and Digital)
Minister of Federal Territories
In office
10 March 2020  16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
DeputyEdmund Santhara Kumar Ramanaidu
Preceded byKhalid Samad
Succeeded byShahidan Kassim
Minister of Rural Development
In office
1 December 1993  14 December 1999
MonarchsAzlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyMohd. Yasin Kamari (1993–1995)
K. Kumaran (1995–1999)
Preceded byAbdul Ghafar Baba
Succeeded byAzmi Khalid
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
27 October 1990  1 December 1993
MonarchAzlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyTeng Gaik Kwan
Preceded byNajib Razak
Succeeded byAbdul Ghani Othman
Secretary-General of Barisan Nasional
In office
16 March 2020  5 January 2021
ChairmanAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Succeeded byAhmad Maslan
President of the
Kuala Lumpur City F.C.
In office
26 February 2021  24 August 2022
Succeeded byShahidan Kassim
President of the
Kelantan Football Association
In office
8 November 2009  8 November 2016
Preceded byAhmad Jazlan Yaakub
Succeeded byBibi Ramjani Ilias Khan
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Ketereh
In office
5 May 2013  19 November 2022
Preceded byAbdul Aziz Abdul Kadir (PKR)
Succeeded byKhlir Mohd Nor
Majority974 (2013)
4,626 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Peringat
In office
24 April 1995  29 November 1999
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMuhamad Mustafa (PKR)
Majority1,935 (1995)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1995–1999Barisan Nasional
2013–2022Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Dewan Negara
1990–1995Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Kelantan State Legislative Assembly
1986–1990Barisan Nasional
2004–2008Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2004–2008Opposition Leader of the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly
Personal details
Annuar bin Musa

(1956-05-18) 18 May 1956
Bukit Marak, Bachok, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
(since 2022)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
SpouseRosniah Abdul Rahman
EducationTuanku Abdul Rahman School
Royal Military College
Alma materUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia (BSc)[1]
University College London (MSc)
Annuar Musa on Parliament of Malaysia
* Annuar Musa on Facebook

He was the president of Kelantan FA (Kafa) from 2009 until his resignation on 8 November 2016 but stay as its adviser.[3]

In 2018, he was nominated for the new FAM presidency role by Kuala Lumpur FA, reported in a Fox Sports Asia article. But he withdraw from the presidency race again.[4]

Early life and education

Annuar was born in Bukit Marak, Bachok, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya. He is an alumnus of Royal Military College (RMC), Sungai Besi. Annuar has a master's degree in Construction Management from the University College London. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor's in Town and Country Planning from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Political career

Annuar is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners. He served as assistant director of Town Planning, City Hall and director, Corporate Planning Division, the State Economic Development Corporation. Although he has been politically active in Kelantan UMNO since 1979, but only significantly when he was selected first contested the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Peringat constituency in 1986 general election and defeated the candidate from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), Daud bin Jusoh with a majority of 136 votes.

In 1990 he lost to the opposition candidate, Mohamad Sabu from PAS in Parliament stage. He won the 1995 general election in the same Parliament seat, and defeated candidate from Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46), Rafei Mat Salleh. Annuar again lost in the parliamentary phase of the 1999 general election, this time to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate, Mohamed Mustafa.

He switched to contest the state seat again in 2004 general election and won the Kok Lanas state seat by beating Md. Ashari Mamat from PAS. He returns to contest the Ketereh federal constituency in 2008 general election but lost to PKR candidate, Abdul Aziz Kadir. However he contested the same constituency in 2013 general election and managed to win it back from the same PKR candidate. Annuar managed to retain the Ketereh seat again in 2018 general election.

In addition of contesting general elections experience, Annuar also has extensive experience in the party, including a member of the MT from 1991 to present. He also served as Chairman of the Kelantan Barisan Nasional (1994–2001) and Deputy Chairman of the State Umno Liaison Body (1991–2003). On the part he was the chief of the new Ketereh previously known as Nilam Puri and phase from 1986 to present.

Controversies and issues

In 2016, Annuar's decision to quit as Kafa president during Kelantan football team, The Red Warriors (TRW) was going through bad performances and the financial problem of settling outstanding footballers and even coach salaries was questioned by many who had likened him to "the captain abandoning his sinking ship".[3][5][6][7][8][9]

Annuar embroiled himself in a rocky conflict and contentious relationship with the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, another potential FAM presidency candidate; in the run-up to the FAM election in 2017.[10] Tunku Ismail has alleged that a certain "Tan Sri", apparently was referring to Annuar, who is Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) chairman had forced its entities to sponsor Kafa. In a Facebook post on 12 January 2017, Tunku Ismail has revealed photographs of documents showing sponsorship to Kafa; a RM500,000 by Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and an additional RM200,000 by Mara Investment Berhad (PMB); both subsidiaries of MARA.[11] On 31 January 2017, MARA announced Annuar has been suspended and asked to go on leave as MARA chairman and PMB head pending an internal investigation and audit is conducted into allegations made against him.[12][13] Suspended Annuar also was quizzed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for four hours on 3 February 2017.[14][15][16]

Annuar pulled out from the 2017 FAM presidency election lastly citing the reason to focus on his political obligation.[17] He also did not renew his MARA chairman contract ended on 11 August 2017 amid still under suspension.[18] Eventually MACC too decided not to press charges against him due to the allegations insufficient evidence.[19]

Repeated violations of SOP

On 28 January 2021, Annuar uploaded a photo on the social media platform. The photo shows him walking in the community with the former head of Kuala Lumpur City Council Nordin Razak and Nik Aminaldin Nik Jaafar.[20] The three people in the photo did not Keeping personal distance and not wearing a mask has aroused dissatisfaction among opposition members and netizens. On 29 January, Annuar told Malaysiakini that he and the other two elders were coincidentally meet themselves, and all three of them came out for a walk from their homes.

After attending the event on 13 February, Annuar had a meal with several officials, which once again aroused dissatisfaction among netizens, accusing him of violating SOP. Annuar uploaded a photo of the event on Facebook and wrote: "I was at the farm just now, I sat for a while and then moved away because the organizer did not follow the SOP.". Later, the organizer apologized for not complying with the SOP. On 16 February, Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said to "Perspective Malaysia": "The Cheras police have received reports from the public and have opened investigations and will take a statement from him (Annuar) this week."[21] On 17 February, Annuar revealed on Twitter that he had taken a confession to the police station on 16 February and explained to the police that he was accused of violating the movement restriction order at the dinner party.

On 10 July of the same year, Annuar pointed out in a social media tweet that he and his wife went to visit former Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and his wife, and had lunch and stayed for 2 hours at Abdullah’s home. Netizens accused him of violating the law and SOP for epidemic prevention. On 12 July, the director of the Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Zainal Abdullah confirmed that the police had invoked an existing law to formally issue a fine of 2,000 ringgits to Annuar.[22][23]

Election results

Kelantan State Legislative Assembly[24][25]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 N18 Peringat Annuar Musa (UMNO) 4,555 48.82% Daud Jusoh @ Yusof (PAS) 4,419 47.36% 9,330 136 75.81%
2004 N25 Kok Lanas Annuar Musa (UMNO) 8,509 57.86% Md Ashari Mamat (PAS) 5,663 38.51% 14,707 2,846 85.16%
Parliament of Malaysia[24][25][26][27][28][29][30]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1990 P022 Nilam Puri, Kelantan Annuar Musa (UMNO) 11,457 35.38% Mohamad Sabu (PAS) 19,596 60.52% 32,381 8,139 80.42%
Dr. Kamarudin (IND) 526 1.67%
1995 P026 Peringat, Kelantan Annuar Musa (UMNO) 16,725 50.02% Rafei Matsalleh (S46) 14,790 44.23% 33,436 1,935 79.14%
1999 Annuar Musa (UMNO) 14,956 41.23% Muhammad Mustafa (PKR) 19,481 53.71% 36,271 4,525 80.05%
2008 P026 Ketereh, Kelantan Annuar Musa (UMNO) 21,338 49.54% Abdul Aziz Abdul Kadir (PKR) 21,738 50.46% 44,377 400 84.95%
2013 Annuar Musa (UMNO) 26,912 50.92% Abdul Aziz Abdul Kadir (PKR) 25,938 49.08% 53,906 974 86.64%
2018 Annuar Musa (UMNO) 25,467 47.95% Wan Ismail Wan Jusoh (PAS) 20,841 39.24% 53,107 4,626 83.39%
Mohd Radzi Md Jidin (BERSATU) 6,799 12.80%


Honours of Malaysia

  •  Malacca :
    • Grand Commander of the Order of Malacca (DGSM) – Datuk Seri (2005)[31][33]
  •  Pahang :
    • Grand Knight of the Order of the Crown of Pahang (SIMP) – formerly Dato', now Dato' Indera (1992)[31]
  •  Sabah :


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