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Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Tun Abdullah

Prime Minister of Malaysia
31st October 2003 - 3rd April 2009
 


Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi became the 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 31 October 2003.

Born on 26 November 1939 in Kampung Perlis, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Tun Abdullah received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pematang Bertam. He later attended Bukit Mertajam High School, Penang Methodist Boys’ School and a religious school started by his family. Tun Abdullah pursued his tertiary education at the University of Malaya where he graduated with B.A.(Hons) in Islamic studies in 1964.

Upon graduating, Tun Abdullah joined the civil service, where he started his career as Assistant Secretary in the Public Services Department in 1964. In 1969, Tun Abdullah  moved to the National Operation Council (NOC) or Majlis Gerakan Negara (MAGERAN), a body responsible to exercise the ruling powers for the country after the May 1969 racial riots. Tun Abdullah was later promoted to the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports as Director General (1971-1973) and Deputy Secretary General in 1974.

Tun Abdullah resigned from Government service in 1978 to pursue a political career. A loyal UMNO member since 1965, he was elected UMNO Supreme Council Member in 1981, and UMNO Vice President in 1984, 1987, 1990 and 1996. Tun Abdullah became UMNO Deputy President in 2000.

Tun Abdullah won his first election for the Parliamentary seat of the Kepala Batas constituency in 1978, (a seat he has retained since). In the same year, Tun Abdullah  was appointed to his first post in the administration of the Government of Malaysia, as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Territory Ministry. Tun Abduulah was then promoted to Deputy Minister in the same Ministry in 1980. Tun Abdullah later held the post of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department from 1981 to 1984; and Minister of Education from 1984 to 1986; Minister of Defence from 1986 to 1987; and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 15 March 1991 to 1999. In January 1999, Tun Abdullah was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs. Tun Abdullah is also the Minister of Defence.

Tun Abdullah married the late Datin Seri Endon Dato' Mahmood in 1965 and after 40 years of marriage, lost her after a prolonged battle with cancer on 20 October 2005. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Tun Abdullah married Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah on 9 June 2007. Datin Seri Jeanne has two daughters.

AWARDS

Year
Name of Award
From
2009
Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara (SMN) Federal Government
2009
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Thought and Civilisation International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
2007
D.B.S.J
Dato' Bendahara Seri Jamalullail
Perlis
2007
D.K
Darjah Kerabat Sri Indera Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Dihormati (DK)
Pahang
2007
Anugerah Kepimpinan Global Yayasan Napoleon Hill Yayasan Napoleon Hill
2007
Bintang Republik Indonesia Adi Pradana Indonesia
2007
Anugerah Pramuka Lencana Tunas Kencana Indonesia
2006
Doktor Kehormat Teknologi Curtin University of Technology, Australia
2006
D.U.K
Darjah Utama Kedah (DUK) - Datuk Seri Utama
Kedah
2005
S.U.M.Z
Darjah Seri Utama Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
Terengganu
2004
Ijazah Doktor Persuratan (Honoris Causa) Universiti Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
2004
Pingat Jose Marti (Jose Marti Order) Cuba
2004
D.U.N.M
Darjah Utama Negeri Melaka (DUNM) - Datuk Seri Utama
Melaka
2004
D.K.J
Darjah Kerabat Johor Yang Amat Dihormati Pangkat Pertama (DK1)
Johor
2003
D.P
Datuk Patinggi Bintang Kenyalang
Sarawak
2003
S.P.S.A
Darjah Seri Paduka Sultan Azlan Shah
Perak
2001
Honorary Fellowship Institute of Engineers Malaysia
2001
S.S.S.J
Darjah Setia Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Jamallulail
Perlis
2000
S.P.N.S
Darjah Seri Paduka Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan
2000
S.P.M.S
Darjah Kebesaran Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor
Selangor
1999
Honorary Fellowship

London Chartered Institute of Marketing

1999
S.S.A.P
Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat DiMulia - Peringkat Pertama Sri Sultan Ahmad
Pahang
1999
S.P.D.K
Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu
Sabah
1997
First Class Order Of Friendship Of DPRK

Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

1997
D.G.P.N
Darjah Gemilang Pangkuan Negeri
Penang
1994
A Knight Grand Cross, First Class Of The Most Exalted Order Of The White Elephant

Kingdom of Thailand

1994
Grand Cross Of The Order Of Merit Chile
1992
D.S.S.A
Dato' Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Selangor
1992
"Qwang Hwa Chang" Award from Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
1991
Grand Cordan Of The Order Of The Sacred Treasure Japan
1987
Honorary Doctorate by University of Western Michigan, United States of America

United States of America

1983
Diplomatic Service Merit, The Kwangha Medal by South Korean President, Chun Doo Hwan South Korea
1981
DM.P.N
Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negeri
Pulau Pinang
1979
D.J.N
Darjah Johan Negeri
Pulau Pinang
1974
K.M.N
Kesatria Mangku Negara
Persekutuan
1971
A.M.N
Ahli Mangku Negara
Persekutuan

EXPERIENCE

Year
Post Held
31st October 2003 - 3rd April 2009 Prime Minister
Jan 1999 - Oct 2003 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs
1999 Deputy Chairman of National Economic Action Council (NEAC)
1991 - 1999 Minister of Foreign Affairs
1986 - 1987 Minister of Defence
1984 - 1986 Minister of Education
1981 - 1984 Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
1980 - 1981 Deputy Minister of Federal Territory Ministry
1978 - 1980 Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Territory Ministry
1974 Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports
1971 - 1973 Director General, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports
1969 - 1971 Principal Assistant Secretary to the National Operation Council (NOC), Prime Minister's Department
1964 - 1969 Assistant Secretary, Public Services Department


Year
Post Held
Sept 2004 UMNO President
May 2000 UMNO Deputy President
1978 - 2013 Member of Parliament for Kepala Batas Constituency
1998 Chairman of Penang UMNO State Liasion Commitee
1996 UMNO Vice President
1993 - 1996 UMNO Supreme Council Member
1990 Head of UMNO Delegation to the National Economic Consultative Committe/ Chairman of the Committee on the Restructing of Society
1984 - 1990 UMNO Vice President
1981 UMNO Supreme Council Member
1979 Head of UMNO - Bertam Branch
1979 Head of UMNO - Kepala Batas Division

GENERAL ELECTIONS

Year : 2008
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 23,445 11,246
Subri Mohd. Arshad PAS 12,199  

Year : 2004
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 25,403 18,122
Abd Khalid bin Rasid PAS 7,281  

Year : 1998
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 19,985 11,175
Abd Khalid bin Rasid PAS 8,810  

Year : 1995
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 22,521 17,834
Naser bin Mohd. Razi S46 4,687  

Year : 1990
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 17,025 9,851
Ahmad bin Awang S46 7,174  

Year : 1986
Constituency : Kepala Batas
Name of Candidates : Party Voted Polled Majority
Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi BN 15,463 8,622
Haji Ahmad Hasan Salahuddin PAS 6,841

 

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