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Minister of Defence (Malaysia)

The current Malaysian Minister of Defence is Hishammuddin Hussein, since 16 May 2013.

Minister of Defence
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Incumbent
Hishammuddin Hussein

since 16 May 2013 (2013-05-16)
Ministry of Defence
Style Yang Berhormat Menteri (The Honourable Minister)
Member of Cabinet of Malaysia
Reports to Parliament of Malaysia
Seat Tingkat 5, Wisma Pertahanan, Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634 Kuala Lumpur
Appointer Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Formation 31 August 1957 (1957-08-31)
First holder Abdul Razak Hussein
Deputy Mohd Johari Baharum
Website www.mod.gov.my

The minister is supported by Deputy Minister of Defence, Mohd Johari Baharum.

The minister administers the portfolio through the Ministry of Defence.

List of ministers of defenceEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Defence, or any of its precedent titles:

Political Party:   Alliance   BN

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Abdul Razak Hussein
(1922–1976)
MP for Pekan
Alliance (UMNO) Minister of Defence 31 August 1957 22 September 1970 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(I • II • III • IV)
Hamzah Abu Samah
(1924–2012)
MP for Raub
Alliance (UMNO) 1973 1974 Abdul Razak Hussein
(I)
  Mustapha Harun
(1918–1995)
MP for Marudu
BN (USNO) 1974 1974 Abdul Razak Hussein
(II)
  Abdul Razak Hussein
(1922–1976)
MP for Pekan
BN (UMNO) 1974 1976 Abdul Razak Hussein
(II)
Hussein Onn
(1922–1990)
MP for Sri Gading
BN (UMNO) 1976 1978 Hussein Onn
(I)
  Abdul Taib Mahmud
(b. 1936)
MP for Samarahan
BN (UMNO) 1978 1979 Hussein Onn
(II)
Hussein Onn
(1922–1990)
MP for Sri Gading
BN (UMNO) 1979 1981 Hussein Onn
(II)
  Mahathir Mohamad
(b. 1925)
MP for Kubang Pasu
BN (UMNO) 1981 1986 Mahathir Mohamad
(I • II)
  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(b. 1939)
MP for Kepala Batas
BN (UMNO) 1986 1987 Mahathir Mohamad
(III)
  Najib Razak
(b. 1953)
MP for Pekan
BN (UMNO) 1990 1995 Mahathir Mohamad
(IV)
  Syed Hamid Albar
(b. 1944)
MP for Kota Tinggi
BN (UMNO) 1995 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
(V)
  Najib Razak
(b. 1953)
MP for Pekan
BN (UMNO) 1999 2008 Mahathir Mohamad
(VI)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(I • II)
  Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(b. 1939)
MP for Kepala Batas
BN (UMNO) 2008 2009 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(III)
  Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
(b. 1953)
MP for Bagan Datoh
BN (UMNO) 2009 2013 Najib Razak
(I)
  Hishammuddin Hussein
(b. 1961)
MP for Sembrong
BN (UMNO) 16 May 2013 Incumbent Najib Razak
(II)

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