Mohamed Khaled Nordin

Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin (Jawi: محمد خلايد بن نوردين; born 30 November 1958) was the 15th Menteri Besar of Johor, in office from 14 May 2013 to 10 May 2018. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and led the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition in the Johor State Legislative Assembly. He was the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for Johor Bahru from 1990 to 2004 and for Pasir Gudang from 2004 to 2013. He was Johor State Legislative Assemblyman for Permas from 2013 to 2018. He also served as a federal government minister from 2004 to 2013.

Mohamed Khaled Nordin

محمد خلايد بن نوردين
Minister of Higher Education
In office
19 March 2008  15 May 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
Deputy1. Hou Kok Chung
2. Idris Haron (2008-2009)
3. Saifuddin Abdullah (2009-2013)
Preceded byMustapa Mohamed
Succeeded byIdris Jusoh
ConstituencyPasir Gudang
Minister of Entrepreneur and Co-operatives Development
In office
27 March 2004  18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyKhamsiyah Yeop
Preceded byNazri Aziz (as Minister of Entrepreneur Development)
Succeeded byNoh Omar
ConstituencyPasir Gudang
15th Menteri Besar of Johor
In office
14 May 2013  12 May 2018
MonarchIbrahim Ismail
Preceded byAbdul Ghani Othman (UMNO-BN)
Succeeded byOsman Sapian (PPBM-PH)
Deputy Minister of Works
In office
15 December 1999  26 March 2004
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterSamy Vellu
Preceded byRailey Jaffery
Succeeded byMohd Zin Mohamed
ConstituencyJohor Bahru
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Pasir Gudang
In office
21 March 2004  5 May 2013
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byNormala Abdul Samad (UMNO-BN)
Majority31,121 (2004)
17,281 (2008)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Johor Bahru
In office
21 October 1990  21 March 2004
Preceded byShahrir Abdul Samad (UMNO-BN)
Succeeded byShahrir Abdul Samad (UMNO-BN)
Majority8,166 (1990)
34,118 (1995)
24,558 (1999)
Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly
for Permas
In office
5 May 2013  9 May 2018
Preceded byMunusamy A/L Mareemuthu (MIC-BN)
Succeeded byChe Zakaria Mohd Salleh (PPBM-PH)
Majority5,752 (2013)
Personal details
Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin

(1958-11-30) 30 November 1958
Muar, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Rosni Omar
Alma materUniversity of Malaya

Early life

Khaled is of Banjar descent.[1] He was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. He received his early education at Sekolah Rendah Ledang Tangkak and High School Muar later before continued to English College Johore Bahru. Khaled further his studies at University of Malaya and graduated with a law degree in 1982.


Before entering politics, Khaled worked for the Malaysian oil giant Petronas. In the 1980s he worked as an adviser to Shahrir Abdul Samad, a federal minister. Khaled entered the federal parliament himself at the 1990 election, at the age of 31, winning the seat of Johor Bahru against a Parti Melayu Semangat 46 (S46) candidate. In 2004 he became the Minister of Entrepreneur and Co-operatives Development, and in 2008 was appointed as the Minister of Higher Education. After 23 years in federal politics, he shifted to the Johor State Legislative Assembly at the 2013 election, winning the seat of Permas. The Barisan Nasional coalition held its majority in the assembly, and Khaled took over as the state's Chief Minister.[2]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia[3][4]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1990 Johor Bahru Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 24,980 58.47% Jaafar Onn (S46) 16,814 39.35% 43,856 8,166 67.54%
Ismail Wanjor (IND) 930 2.18%
1995 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 40,141 79.76% Zahrah Mohd Yusof (S46) 6,023 11.97% 52,424 34,118 70.56%
Tan Tien Lim (PBS) 4,165 8.28%
1999 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 38,707 73.23% A. Razak Ahmad (PRM) 14,149 26.77% 54,588 24,558 70.13%
2004 Pasir Gudang Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 38,123 84.48% A. Razak Ahmad (PKR) 7,002 15.52% 46,178 31,121 75.49%
2008 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 35,849 65.88% Md Rizan Mohd Saman (PKR) 18,568 34.12% 55,891 17,281 76.71%
2018 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 36,889 35.21% Hassan Abdul Karim (PKR) 61,615 58.80% 106,576 24,726 85.83%
Ab. Aziz Abdullah (PAS) 6,278 5.99%
Johor State Legislative Assembly[3][4][5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Permas Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 23,952 55.79% Syed Othman Abdullah (PAS) 18,200 42.39% 42,932 5,752 86.90%
2018 Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO) 20,047 37.81% Che Zakaria Mohd Salleh (PPBM) 28,793 54.30% 53,929 8,746 85.48%
Ab. Aziz Abdullah (PAS) 4,181 7.89%


See also


  1. "Keturunan Banjar Di Malaysia Jadi Melayu Baru - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - ANTARA News Kalimantan Selatan - Berita Terkini Kalimantan Selatan". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. "Mohamed Khaled Nordin in Johor". Straits Times. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures exclude informal votes. Independent and third party candidates not listed.
  4. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  5. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum. Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.Results only available for the 2013 election.
  6. "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  7. "Tengku Sulaiman Shah heads Johor honours list". Bernama. The Star. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. "Tunku Ismail heads 83 award recipients".
  9. "TMJ dahului 83 penerima pingat darjah kebesaran Johor".
  10. "Abdullah heads awards list". The Star. 24 October 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. "Navy chief heads Perak awards list". The Star. 19 April 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  12. "Sarawak Honours List 2008". The Star. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdul Ghani Othman
Menteri Besar of Johor
14 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Succeeded by
Osman Sapian
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