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Wan Mokhtar

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Tan Sri Haji Wan Mokhtar bin Wan Ahmad was the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the Malaysian state of Terengganu from 1974 to 1999. He held the seat of Cukai in the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly for the same period, as a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the Barisan Nasional coalition. He is Terengganu's longest-serving chief minister.

Wan Mokhtar
Menteri Besar of Terengganu
In office
1 September 1974 – 2 December 1999
Preceded byNik Hassan Wan Abdul Rahman (UMNO)
Succeeded byAbdul Hadi Awang (PAS)
Terengganu State Legislative Assembly
Assembly Member
for Cukai
In office
Personal details
Wan Mokhtar bin Wan Ahmad

21 March 1932
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation

Wan Mokhtar was an ally of the similarly long-serving Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. In 1987 he was elected a national vice-president of UMNO, alongside Anwar Ibrahim, on Mahathir's ticket.[1]

His tenure as Chief Minister and a state assemblyman came to an end at the 1999 election, when the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party took control of both the state assembly and Wan Mokhtar's seat in a landslide victory.[2]

Wan Mokhtar's son, Wan Abdul Hakim, was elected to the Terengganu state assembly in 2008.[3]


Honour of MalaysiaEdit


  1. ^ Sankaran Ramanathan; Mohd Hamdan Adnan (1988). Malaysia's 1986 General Election: The Urban-rural Dichotomy. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 77.
  2. ^ "Wan Mokhtar says he is not solely to blame for defeat". New Straits Times. 4 December 1999. p. 4. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ Zubaidah Abu Bakar (9 May 2014). "All eyes on Terengganu MB as rumours run wild". Rakyat Post. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".