Mohamed Azmin Ali

Yang Berhormat Tuan
Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Gombak, Selangor
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 8, 2008
Preceded by Rahman Ismail - BN
Majority 6,867
Member of the Selangor State Assembly
for Bukit Antarabangsa
Incumbent
Assumed office
March 8, 2008
Preceded by Azman Wahid - BN
Majority 1,381
Vice President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat
In office
November 9, 2001 – November 28, 2010
Deputy President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 28, 2010
Personal details
Born 25 August 1964 (1964-08-25) (age 47)
Singapore
Political party PKR - Pakatan Rakyat
Spouse(s) Shamsida Taharin
Children 3 daughters, 3 sons
Residence Malaysia
Occupation Member of Parliament
Religion Islam
Website http://blog.azminali.com

Mohamed Azmin bin Ali (born August 25, 1964 in Singapore) is a Malaysian politician and currently the Member of Parliament for the Gombak as well as assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa in the Selangor State Assembly. He is currently the deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

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Early years and education

Azmin Ali was born in Singapore but grew up and was educated in Kuala Lumpur. After attending Gurney Road School (2), High School Setapak and Technical Institute, Jalan Cheras, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1986. In 1987, he received his Master of Education in Mathematics and Economics from the same university. Azmin successfully completed a two-month Executive Training Programme on Political Administration at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University in 1997.

Political career

At age 23, Azmin was appointed as a special officer to Anwar Ibrahim who was then Minister of Education. He was promoted as Anwar's private secretary in 1989, and continued when Anwar became Minister of Finance in and Deputy Prime Minister.

In 1998, after Anwar was convicted of sodomy and corruption, Azmin became a founding member of Parti Keadilan Nasional (National Justice Party). Keadilan entered the 1999 general elections amidst voter anger over the Anwar scandal. Azmin was elected Selangor State Assemblyman for Hulu Kelang. However, he was barred from participating in the 2004 general elections due to his conviction for lying in court during the trial against Anwar. The High Court and Court of Appeal have since acquitted him.[1]

In November 2001, Azmin was elected as a vice president of the now-renamed Parti Keadilan Rakyat. He returned to national politics in the 2008 general elections, winning the Gombak parliamentary seat and Bukit Antarabangsa state seat in Selangor.

After a fractious and controversial party election which saw the departure of the deputy presidential hopeful Zaid Ibrahim, Azmin took over from Syed Husin Ali as the deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat on November 28, 2010. The party election was marred by serious allegations of fraud and electoral misconduct perpetrated in the PKR party elections in favour of candidates aligned to de facto Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, including Azmin.

Personal life

He is married to Shamshida Taharin, a finance graduate also from the University of Minnesota. The couple have six children.

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: Gombak[2]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Barisan Nasional Votes Pct
2008 Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR) 40,334 53% Said Anuar Said Ahmad (UMNO) 33,467 44%
Selangor State Assembly: Bukit Antarabangsa[2]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Barisan Nasional Votes Pct
2008 Mohamed Azmin Ali (PKR) 11,731 52% Haslinda Mohd Zerain (UMNO) 10,350 46%

References

  1. ^ No case against Azmin The Star. January 8, 2009
  2. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. http://semak.spr.gov.my/spr/laporan/5_KedudukanAkhir.php. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 

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