Awang Adek Hussin

Datuk Dr. Awang Adek bin Hussin (born 18 May 1956) is a Malaysian politician and diplomat. He is the former Malaysian Ambassador to the United States.[1] He was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bachok constituency in Kelantan for one term from 2004 to 2008.


Awang Adek Hussin

14th Malaysian Ambassador to the United States
In office
April 2014  28 December 2016
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
Preceded byOthman Hashim
Succeeded byZulhasnan Rafique
Deputy Minister of Finance
In office
14 February 2006  18 March 2008
Serving with Ng Yen Yen
MonarchSirajuddin
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister1. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
2. Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Preceded byTengku Putera Tengku Awang
Succeeded byKong Cho Ha
ConstituencyBachok
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
In office
27 March 2004  14 February 2006
Serving with Tiki Lafe
MonarchSirajuddin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterAbdul Aziz Shamsuddin
Preceded byPalanivel Govindasamy
Succeeded byZainal Abdidin Osman
ConstituencyBachok
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bachok
In office
21 March 2004  8 March 2008
Preceded byWan Nik Wan Yusoff
Succeeded byNasharudin Mat Isa
Majority1,567 (2004)
Personal details
Born
Awang Adek bin Hussin

(1956-05-18) 18 May 1956
Bachok, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya
(now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Spouse(s)Latifah Mohd Yusof
Children5
Alma materDrew University
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Early life and education

Awang Adek was born in Bachok, Kelantan. Awang Adek holds degrees in mathematics and economics from Drew University of the United States and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and master's degree from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Career

He began his career as a lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 1983 to 1985.

Later, he joined Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) from 1985 to 2001 with the last post as assistant governor.

He also served as Chairman Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) besides being loaned to Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority as the first Director-General for two years beginning in 1996.

Involvement in politics

Awang Adek became active in politics when he was elected as Deputy UMNO leader for Bachok in 2001.

He has also been given the mandate to hold the UMNO Kelantan Treasurer post since 2003. In 2003, he was also appointed as UMNO Sponsor Chairman for Bachok and was unopposed in the election of the division this year.

He stood for the Bachok Parliamentary seat election in 2004, and after winning the seat, he was appointed Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister until 2006 before he was appointed Deputy Finance Minister until April 2013.

While in the general election of 2008, he competed in two seats for Parliament and state assemblies but was defeated in both seat.[2]

On April 9, 2009, he was appointed senator and was reappointed for a second term on April 9, 2012.

Cabinet positions

  • Deputy Rural and Regional Development Minister (2004 – 2006)
  • Deputy Finance Minister (2006–2009)[3]
  • Senator (2012-2013)

Ambassador to the United States 2014-2016

On 31 March 2014, he was appointed the new ambassador to the United States by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.[4]

Election results

Kelantan State Legislative Assembly: N21 Perupok, P25 Bachok[5][6]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Awang Adek Hussin (UMNO) 8,235 46.42% Omar Mohammed (PAS) 9,505 53.58% 18,024 1,270 85.76%
Parliament of Malaysia: P25 Bachok, Kelantan[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Awang Adek Hussin (UMNO) 23,341 51.74% Wan Nik Wan Yusoff (PAS) 21,774 48.26% 46,335 1,567 83.76%
2008 Awang Adek Hussin (UMNO) 25,934 47.35% Nasharudin Mat Isa (PAS) 28,835 52.65% 55,724 2,901 85.98%
2013 Awang Adek Hussin (UMNO) 35,218 49.86% Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (PAS) 35,419 50.14% 71,792 201 88.02%
2018 Awang Adek Hussin (UMNO) 32,896 44.48% Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abd Aziz (PAS) 36,188 48.93% 75,945 3,292 82.01%
Zulkifli Zakaria (PPBM) 4,880 6.60%

Honours

See also

References

  1. Awang Adek is new Malaysian ambassador to United States
  2. Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-12 Archived October 3, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. Maklumat Ahli Parlimen
  4. Pelantikan Duta Besar baru ke Amerika Syarikat
  5. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  9. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  10. "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. "Kelantan Sultan's honours list". The Star. 31 March 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. "Najib heads Malacca awards". The Star. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Othman Hashim
Malaysian Ambassador to the United States
2014-2016
Succeeded by
Zulhasnan Rafique
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