Salahuddin Ayub

Datuk Seri Salahuddin bin Ayub (Jawi: صلاح الدين بن أيوب; born 1 December 1961) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since December 2022 and Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in the PH administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to his resignation and the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020.[1] He has also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Pulai since May 2018, Kubang Kerian from March 2004 to May 2013 and Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Simpang Jeram since May 2018. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), [2] a component party of PH opposition coalition. He has served as the 1st and founding Deputy President of AMANAH since September 2015 and State Chairman of PH of Johor since September 2022.[3]He was previously a member, Youth Chief and Vice-President of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalitions. [4] [5] [6] But he together with a few other progressive leaders led by Mohamad referred as G18 were ousted during the 2015 PAS Muktamar which had launched Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB)[7] and founded AMANAH.

Salahuddin Ayub
صلاح الدين أيوب
Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs
Assumed office
3 December 2022
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
DeputyFuziah Salleh
Preceded byAlexander Nanta Linggi
(Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs)
Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
In office
21 May 2018  24 February 2020
MonarchsMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputySim Tze Tzin
Preceded byAhmad Shabery Cheek
Succeeded byRonald Kiandee as Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries
State Chairman of the
Pakatan Harapan of Johor
Assumed office
21 September 2022
National ChairmanAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byAminolhuda Hassan
1st Deputy President of the National Trust Party
Assumed office
16 September 2015
PresidentMohamad Sabu
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Pulai
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byNur Jazlan Mohamed
Majority33,174 (2022)
28,924 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kubang Kerian
In office
21 March 2004  5 May 2013
Preceded byHusam Musa (PAS)
Succeeded byAhmad Baihaki Atiqullah (PAS)
Majority10,642 (2008)
5,627 (2004)
Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly
for Simpang Jeram
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded bySheikh Ibrahim Salleh (PAS)
Majority2,399 (2022)
7,687 (2018)
Personal details
Salahuddin bin Ayub

(1961-12-01) 1 December 1961
Serkat, Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyPan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (1983-2015)
National Trust Party (AMANAH) (since 2015)
Other political
Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) (1990-1996)
Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1999-2004)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (since 2015)Barisan Nasional (BN)
(aligned:since 2022)
SpouseFatimah Taha
Alma materUniversiti Putra Malaysia
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
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Salahuddin Ayub on Parliament of Malaysia

Early life and education

Salahuddin was born on 1 December 1961 in Kampung Serkat, Tanjung Piai, Pontian, Johor and to an ethnic Malay-Chinese peranakan parentage. He was educated at the Serkat English Primary School, Pontian (1967-1973). Later, he continued to study at the lower secondary level at the Teluk Kerang English Secondary School, Pontian (1974-1976) and at Sri Perhentian Secondary School, Pontian (1977-1978) until completion of Form 5, pursuing a 6th grade at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Datuk Penggawa Barat, Pontian (1979-1980). He also attended religious education at Johor State Religious School with a Special Class of Class in 1977. After graduating from school, he pursued a Diploma in Business Administration at Tunku Abdul Rahman College (KTAR) (1982-1983) and went on to stage Bachelor of BSc. (Human Development Science) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1984.[8]

Career and sosial activism

He began his early career as Financial officer at MUI Bank in 1980, before venturing into sosial and youth activism in Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) as Pontian branch Secretary (1981-1983) and politics in 1983.


Salahuddin earlier involved in PAS since 1999 and was selected by PAS to contest the Johor State Legislative Assembly state seat of Benut in the 1999 general election but lost. He was the picked to contest federal parliamentary seat of Kubang Kerian, Kelantan in the 2004 general election which he had won. He was re-elected again in 2008 general election.[9] For the 2013 election he returned to his home state of Johor to contest the parliamentary seat of Pulai, losing to its Barisan Nasional incumbent Nur Jazlan Mohamed.[10] He also contested, and lost the Johor seat of Nusajaya.[11] In the 2018 general election, Salahuddin for the first time contested under AMANAH of Pakatan Harapan and won both the federal parliamentary seat of Pulai and the Johor state seat of Simpang Jeram.[12]


  • In 1983, PAS Pontian Vice-President (1983-1987), PAS Pontian Youth chief (1987-1989), Johor PAS Youth chief (1989-1999), PAS Youth Youth Exco (1991-1995) PAS Youth Information Chief (1995-1997), Central PAS Youth Council Secretary (1997-1999), PAS Youth vice-chairman (1999-2001), Deputy Head of PAS Youth Council (2001-2003), PAS Youth chief (2003-2009), Vice President of PAS (2009-2015).
  • Johor PAS information chief (1997-2001), Johor PAS Liaison Secretary (2001), Johor PAS deputy commissioner (2001-2003) dan Member of the Central PAS Committee (2001-2003).
  • Lujnah Agriculture Head of the PAS Youth Center (1993-1995), Lujnah Head of Information and Da'wah PAS Youth Center (1995-1997), Head of the National Relations Committee of the PAS Youth Center (1999-2001), Head of the International Lujnah of the PAS Youth Center (2001-2003) and Head of Lujnah User and Environment PAS Center (2001-2003).
  • Contested in the Pulai parliamentary constituency, Johor and Nusajaya State Assembly (now known as Iskandar City) at the 2013 Malaysian general election but lost both seats to Barisan Nasional candidates.


Pakatan Harapan

  • Appointed as Vice President of Pakatan Harapan on 22 September 2015.


  • Participated in the Malaysian Youth Associations Association to support the Lebanese people by all the leaders of the National Political Party in 2006.
  • Prime Debate with UMNO's Nazri Abdul Aziz in 2003.
  • Detained at Kajang Prison in 2001 for being involved in an illegal assembly of Ops Cricket Israel at University of Malaya in 1997.
  • Leader of the humanitarian mission of the PAS Youth Council to Kosova (1999), Afghanistan (2002), Vietnam (2002), Iraq (2003) and Lebanon (2006).
  • Malaysian Government Representative while being Member of Parliament to sit on the Special Committee of Parliament on Unity and PLN.
  • Member of the International Parliamentary Organization (IPO) and member of the Caucus of the Defense of Humanity Standing.

Election results

Johor State Legislative Assembly[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 Benut Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 4,701 27.20% Salehon Sengot (UMNO) 11,970 69.25% 17,286 7,269 73.32%
2013 Nusajaya Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 20,965 46.58% Zaini Abu Bakar (UMNO) 23,166 51.48% 45,120 2,201 89.90%
2018 Simpang Jeram Salahuddin Ayub (AMANAH) 14,640 51.90% Mohd Radzi Amin (UMNO) 6,953 24.70% 24,069 7,687 85.40%
Mohd Mazri Yahya (PAS) 2,136 7.60%
Ahmad Hashim (IND) 28 0.10%
2022 Salahuddin Ayub (AMANAH) 8,749 40.94% Lokman Md Don (UMNO) 6,062 28.37% 21,369 2,399 53.40%
Zarul Salleh (PAS) 6,350 29.72%
Mahaizal Mahmor (PEJUANG) 208 0.97%
Parliament of Malaysia[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Kubang Kerian Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 21,430 57.56% Ahmad Rusli Iberahim (UMNO) 15,803 42.44% 38,458 5,627 81.57%
2008 Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 27,179 62.17% Ab Ghani Mamat (UMNO) 16,537 37.83% 44,474 10,642 83.14%
2013 Pulai Salahuddin Ayub (PAS) 40,525 48.09% Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 43,751 51.91% 85,924 3,226 85.51%
2018 Salahuddin Ayub (AMANAH) 55,447 63.81% Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 26,523 30.52% 86,893 28,924 81.77%
Mohd Mazri Yahya (PAS) 4,332 4.99%
Yap Keng Tak (IND) 591 0.68%
2022 Salahuddin Ayub (AMANAH) 64,900 55.33% Nur Jazlan Mohamed (UMNO) 31,726 27.05% 117,303 33,174 70.96%
Loh Kah Yong (GERAKAN) 20,677 17.63%

Personal life

He married his wife, Fatimah Taha, in 1985 and the couple have been blessed with 6 children.


Honours of Malaysia

  •  Penang :
    • Officer of the Order of the Defender of State (DSPN) – Dato’ (2018)[20]
  •  Malacca :
    • Grand Commander of the Exalted Order of Malacca (DGSM) – Datuk Seri (2019)[21]


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