Azmi Khalid

Azmi bin Khalid (Jawi: بيسريء @ عزمي بن خالد; born 13 December 1940) is a former member of the Parliament of Malaysia. He represented the constituency of Padang Besar in Perlis. He was also a minister in the federal Cabinet from 1999 to 2008, as a member of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) in the then-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

Azmi Khalid

بيسريء @ عزمي بن خالد
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
In office
14 February 2006  18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyS. Sothinathan
Preceded byAdenan Satem
Succeeded byDouglas Uggah Embas
ConstituencyPadang Besar
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
27 March 2004  13 February 2006
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyTan Chai Ho
Preceded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Succeeded byMohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad
ConstituencyPadang Besar
Minister of Rural Development
In office
15 December 1999  26 March 2004
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyPalanivel Govindasamy
Preceded byAnnuar Musa
Succeeded byAbdul Aziz Shamsuddin (as Minister of Rural and Regional Development)
ConstituencyPadang Besar
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
In office
2 July 1997  14 December 1999
Serving with Ong Ka Ting
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterMahathir Mohamad (1997-1999)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1999)
Preceded byMegat Junid Megat Ayub
Succeeded byZainal Abidin Zin
ConstituencyPadang Besar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Padang Besar
In office
25 April 1995  5 May 2013
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byZahidi Zainul Abidin
Majority10,070 (1995)
4,519 (1999)
9,265 (2004)
5,348 (2008)
Personal details
Azmi bin Khalid

(1940-12-13) 13 December 1940
Perlis, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Yasmin Abdullah (Deceased)
Normala Shamsuddin

Azmi's first ministerial appointment was as Minister of Rural Development, becoming the first Cabinet minister from Perlis.[1] He became the Minister of Home Affairs in 2004,[2] before moving to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in 2006.[3] He lost his Cabinet position after the 2008 election for reasons tied to his involvement in political disruption in Perlis.[4] He did not re-contest Padang Besar in the 2013 election.

In 2005, Azmi married television personality Normala Shamsuddin. He has four children to his late wife Yasmin Abdullah.[5]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: Padang Besar, Perlis[6]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1995 Azmi Khalid (UMNO) 17,013 66% Hisharudin Hasan (PAS) 6,943 27%
1999 Azmi Khalid (UMNO) 14,386 57% Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (PKR) 9,867 38%
2004 Azmi Khalid (UMNO) 18,323 64% Wan Kharizal Wan Khazim (PAS) 9,058 32%
2008 Azmi Khalid (UMNO) 16,991 58% Zolkharnain Abidin (PAS) 11,643 40%


Honours of Malaysia


  1. "A stronger, more confident line-up reflected in the Cabinet". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 11 December 1999. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  2. "PM unveils new cabinet after election landslide". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 28 March 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  3. Tan, Joceline (15 February 2006). "PM has eye on the big picture". The Star. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  4. "PM breaks away from Cabinet he inherited". AsiaOne. Singapore Press Holdings. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  5. "Azmi: Normala a blessing". The Star. 13 October 2005. Archived from the original on 11 December 2005. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  6. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  8. "Najib heads Malacca awards". The Star. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
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