Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar (born 16 November 1970) is a Malaysian politician, aerospace engineer and lecturer who has served as the 15th Menteri Besar of Terengganu and Member of the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Ru Rendang since May 2018. He is a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a component party of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition. He has also served as the Vice President of PAS since June 2019.
Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar
|أحمد سمسوري مختار|
|15th Menteri Besar of Terengganu|
|Assumed office |
10 May 2018
|Monarch||Mizan Zainal Abidin|
|Preceded by||Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman|
|Vice President of the |
Malaysian Islamic Party
|Assumed office |
21 June 2019
|President||Abdul Hadi Awang|
|Preceded by||Iskandar Abdul Samad|
|Member of the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly|
for Ru Rendang
|Assumed office |
9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Abdul Hadi Awang |
|Majority||6,028 (2018) |
|Faction represented in the Dewan Rakyat|
|Faction represented in the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly|
|2018–2020||Malaysian Islamic Party|
|Born||16 November 1970|
Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
|Political party||Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)|
|Gagasan Sejahtera (GS)|
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
|Education||SM Sains Sultan Mahmud|
|Alma mater||National University of Malaysia (BEng) |
University of Leeds (MSc, PhD)
|Profession||Aerospace engineer |
Early life and education edit
Ahmad Samsuri was born in Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia on 16 November 1970. He went to Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Mahmud, Kuala Terengganu from 1983 until 1988. He received BEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1993, Masters of Science in Combustion and Energy from Centre for Combustion Studies, University of Leeds in 1996, and Doctor pf Philosophy (PhD) of Aeroengine Ignition and Combustion, High Altitude Engine Failure from School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds in 2001.
Educational career edit
Menteri Besar of Terengganu edit
When the Menteri Besar and 10 executive councillors (EXCO) was scheduled to be sworn-in before the Sultan of Terengganu, Mizan Zainal Abidin, PAS' Terengganu state commissioner Husein Awang declined to name the incoming Menteri Besar and EXCO members. On the contrary, Ahmad Samsuri remarked that the media would find out after the swearing-in ceremony which could take up to two hours. Earlier it was reported that PAS had submitted three names as candidates to be appointed as the Menteri Besar including Samsuri. The rumours of Samsuri Mokhtar's name, who was political secretary to PAS president, Abdul Hadi Awang since 2008, being one of the names submitted had been raging among the party's leadership. Samsuri, who is also a former Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) lecturer and selected aerospace specialist, being selected amongst the candidates for Menteri Besar is part of the party's efforts to showcase new leadership generation in the state by mobilizing technocrats and scholars. He succeeded Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman as Menteri Besar after PAS won a two-thirds majority in the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly in the 2018 Terengganu state election, which enabled PAS to form the state government.
Ahmad Samsuri had sworn in as Menteri Besar for the second term on 15 August 2023.
Dr Ahmad Samsuri is named as the candidate for Perikatan Nasional for the upcoming Kemaman by election.
Election results edit
|2023||P040 Kemaman, Terengganu||Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar (PAS)||Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor (BN)|
|2018||N19 Ru Rendang||Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar (PAS)||13,851||61.83%||Nik Dir Nik Wan Ku (UMNO)||7,823||34.92%||22,728||6,028||87.40%|
|Zarawi Sulong (AMANAH)||729||3.25%|
|2023||Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar (PAS)||20,927||85.18%||Suhaimi Sulaiman (AMANAH)||3,641||14.82%||24,747||17,826||75.29%|
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- "Iskandar tarik diri, Dr. Sam menang Naib Presiden Pas". MalaysiaGazette (in Malay). 21 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
- "Kenali Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar". drsamsuri.com (in Malay). Retrieved 25 January 2021.
- "Government and law – Prominent alumni – Leeds Alumni Online – University of Leeds". alumni.leeds.ac.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
- "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 13 September 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "MB Terengganu dianugerah Datuk Seri" (in Malay). Bernama. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- "MB Terengganu dianugerah Datuk Seri". Bernama (in Malay). Berita Harian. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.