Badruddin Amiruldin

Badruddin bin Amiruldin (born 20 May 1951) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently the Permanent Chairman of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest Malay political party in the country and the leader of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Badruddin was also, until his defeat in the March 2008 General Elections, the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Jerai, Kedah in the lower house of Parliament, the Dewan Rakyat.

Badruddin Amiruldin
بدرالدين أميرالدين
Permanent Chairman of UMNO
Assumed office
5 November 2007
Preceded byOnn Ismail
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1992–1999Barisan Nasional
2004–2008Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2008–2018Chairman of Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA)
Personal details
Born (1951-05-20) May 20, 1951 (age 71)
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)

Early political lifeEdit

Badruddin was not a very well known politician in the early 1990s and started as a backbencher in Parliament, when he made his electoral debut in the 1992 Jerai by-election and get elected the first time as the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Jerai before it was abolished in 1995. Badruddin then contested and won the constituency of Yan, Kedah in the 1995 general election but he was defeated in the 1999 general election to Nasharudin bin Mat Isa from (PAS), losing by 182 votes.

Rise to prominenceEdit

In the 2004 general election, Badruddin ran for the new re-created Jerai constituency and managed to elected to represent the seat again for second time under the UMNO ticket. He defeated his opponent, Che Din bin Arshad from PAS, with a majority of 10,405. Later that same year, he was elected as the Deputy Permanent Chairman of UMNO with 1,510 delegates voting for him.

Electoral defeat in 2008Edit

In the 12th general election on 8 March 2008, Badruddin failed to retain his Jerai seat and lost to a newcomer from PAS, Mohd Firdaus Jaafar by a majority of 2,299 votes.

Election resultsEdit

Parliament of Malaysia[1][2]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1992 P010 Jerai, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 14,538 57.35% Nasir Othman (PAS) 10,812 42.65% Unknown 3,726 Unknown
1995 P012 Yan, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 16,755 57.45% Mohd Najib Fahami Yahaya (PAS) 12,412 42.55% 30,115 4,343 74.07%
1999 Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 15,859 49.71% Nasharudin Mat Isa (PAS) 16,041 50.29% 32,428 182 76.70%
2004 P012 Jerai, Kedah Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 30,154 60.43% Che Din Arshad (PAS) 19,749 39.57% 50,918 10,405 79.70%
2008 Badruddin Amiruldin (UMNO) 24,211 47.73% Mohd Firdaus Jaafar (PAS) 26,510 52.27% 51,913 2,299 78.97%


Honours of MalaysiaEdit


  1. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  2. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  3. ^ "King awards 1,523 on birthday". Bernama. The Star. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2020.