Khalid Abdul Samad
Khalid bin Abdul Samad (Jawi: خالد بن عبدالصمد; born 14 August 1957) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of Federal Territories in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Shah Alam since March 2008. He is a member and Communications Director of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the PH opposition coalition and was a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), a former component party of the former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalitions.
Khalid Abdul Samad
خالد بن عبدالصمد
YB Khalid Samad in 2019
|Minister of Federal Territories|
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
|Monarch||Muhammad V |
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Deputy||Shahruddin Md Salleh|
|Preceded by||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor|
|Succeeded by||Annuar Musa|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Shah Alam
|Assumed office |
8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin |
Khalid bin Abdul Samad
14 August 1957
Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (1983–2015) |
National Trust Party (AMANAH) (2015-present)
|Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (1990-1996)|
Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1998-2004)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015-present)
|Spouse(s)||Zaitun Abu Bakar|
|Relations||Shahrir Abdul Samad (brother)|
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
He is the younger brother of Shahrir Abdul Samad, former Minister and MP of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. They are opposing politically as both of them are in different political sides.
Khalid joined PAS in 1983 and became a central committee member from 1987 to 1993. In 1987, he was detained for nine months under the Internal Security Act (ISA) during Operation Lalang crackdown.
He had unsuccessfully contested as PAS candidate the parliamentary seats of Kuala Krai (1986), Arau (1990), Sri Gading (1999) and Shah Alam (2004) in the general elections before finally won the Shah Alam seat in the 2008 general election and retained it in the 2013 general election.
In 2010, Khalid became engaged in a debate with fellow opposition (later pro-government independent) Member of Parliament Zulkifli Nordin over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims. After Khalid stated that he opposed a Selangor law that prohibited non-Muslims from using the word "Allah", Zulkifli lodged a police report accusing Khalid of sedition. Zulkifi, a Kedah MP, moved to Selangor to run in the Shah Alam seat against Khalid in the 2013 election as a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, but was beaten by Khalid who was re-elected with an increased margin.
In August 2014, Khalid was charged under Section 4 of the Sedition Act for allegedly questioning the executive powers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) in relation to the confiscation of Malay-language and Iban-language bibles. Khalid was among several other opposition politicians as well as non-politicians arrested in the 2014 Malaysian sedition dragnet.
Khalid again managed to retain the Shah Alam seat in the 2018 general election but the first time for the Amanah party and was soon selected as the new PH coalition federal government cabinet minister.
|1986||P028 Kuala Krai, Kelantan||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||10,330||45.77%||Mohamed Isa (UMNO)||12,240||54.23%||23,127||1,910||77.91%|
|1990||P002 Arau, Perlis||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||13,154||38.57%||Shahidan Kassim (UMNO)||20,948||61.43%||35,196||7,794||77.42%|
|1999||P134 Sri Gading, Johor||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||11,598||28.41%||Mohamad Aziz (UMNO)||29,156||71.42%||41,687||17,558||74.83%|
|2004||P108 Shah Alam, Selangor||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||19,007||36.81%||Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (UMNO)||32,417||62.78%||52,336||13,410||75.66%|
|2008||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||33,356||57.90%||Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (UMNO)||24,042||41.73%||58,361||9,314||77.47%|
|2013||Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS)||49,009||56.16%||Zulkifli Noordin (UMNO)||38,070||43.63%||88,126||10,939||88.16%|
|2018||Khalid Abdul Samad (AMANAH)||55,949||60.00%||Azhari Shaari (UMNO)||22,100||23.70%||93,243||33,849||87.82%|
|Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki (PAS)||15,194||16.30%|
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