Datuk Seri Utama Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor (Jawi: تڠكو عدنان بن تڠكو منصور; born 20 December 1950) is a Malaysian politician. He was the Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories from 2013 to May 2018. He was the Malaysian Minister of Tourism from 2006 to 2008, and he was appointed as the Secretary-General of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) following the resignation of Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad on 20 March 2008. He has since been indicted for corruption
Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
تڠكو عدنان بن تڠكو منصور
|Minister of Federal Territories|
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Deputy||Loga Bala Mohan Jaganathan|
|Preceded by||Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin|
|Succeeded by||Khalid Abdul Samad|
|Minister of Tourism|
14 February 2006 – 18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Badawi|
|Deputy||Donald Lim Siang Chai|
|Preceded by||Leo Michael Toyad|
|Succeeded by||Azalina Othman Said|
|Minister in the Prime Minister's Department|
20 November 2002 – 26 March 2004
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
|Secretary-General of the United Malays National Organisation|
26 March 2009 – 29 June 2018
|President||Najib Razak (2009-2018)|
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (2018)
|Preceded by||Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad|
|Succeeded by||Annuar Musa|
|Treasurer-General of the United Malays National Organisation|
|Assumed office |
30 June 2018
|President||Ahmad Zahid Hamidi|
|Preceded by||Salleh Said Keruak|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
21 March 2004
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor
20 December 1950
Malacca, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN)|
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Born in Malacca, Malaysia, Adnan obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Mara Technology Institute (Malay: Institut Teknologi Mara, ITM), which is now known as Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM), and a BBA from the University of Southern California.
Adnan held important positions in the corporate sector, such as Director and Chairman of Far East Asset (FEA) and Chairman of UNZA Holdings Bhd.
He is of Acehnese descent. However, on Christopher Buyers website of royal genealogy, question arises on his Tengku royal title: "eldest son of Mansor bin Haji Baba (a.k.a. Tengku Muhammad Mansor bin Tengku Haji Baba), a gentleman of Tamil (or claimed Acehnese Teuku origin??) origin, who assumed the title of Tengku two years after his son".
Adnan is married to Datin Seri Enny Beatrice Ferlat Kusumo Anggraini. They have two sons and four daughters; Iqbal, Natasya, Hafiz, Nadira, Najwa and Nabila. Adnan has two sons and two daughters from his previous marriage; Daud, Balqish, Yazir and Nadiah.
Adnan joined politics in the early 1980s. He became Treasurer of the UMNO Youth wing in 1988. He was elected to the UMNO Supreme Council in 1993 but lost the position in 1996. He was appointed as Federal Territory liaison chairman in June 2000. On 29 November 2001, he was appointed the Chairman of the Federal Territory Barisan Nasional. In 2003, he was appointed the Chief of the Putrajaya UMNO, and later he won the position again uncontested in the party election in June 2004. In September 2004, he was successful in a bid for an UMNO Supreme Council seat.
Adnan was appointed as the Tourism Minister, replacing Datuk Dr. Leo Michael Toyad, on 14 February 2006. He was dropped from the cabinet following the March 2008 general election, where the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition received a serious drubbing at the polls.
After his victory for third time in 2013 general election, Adnan has returned to the cabinet and appointed as Minister of the Federal Territories.
Lingam Videoclip controversy
Adnan was called to testify in front of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam Video Clip investigating the allegation of illegal intervention in the appointment process of Malaysian judges that allegedly occurred in 2002. The formation of the commission was a follow-up to a recommendation by a three-man panel which was tasked to determine the authenticity of a video clip of a telephone conversation that raised the allegation.
Following the findings of the Royal Commission, the Malaysian cabinet ordered the Attorney-General to immediately direct agencies to investigate the allegations levelled against six prominent individuals identified in the Lingam video clip affair. The six are former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, retired chief justices Tun Mohd Eusoff Chin and Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, former minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan and prominent lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam.
There was sufficient cause to invoke the Sedition Act 1948, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1961, the Legal Profession Act 1976, the Official Secrets Act 1972 and the Penal Code against some of the principal individuals involved, however as of recently, no action has been taken by the Barisan Nasional government against the individuals involved.
Female bloggers controversy
Adnan was involved in another controversy with regards to a statement he made about female bloggers where he was quoted as calling female bloggers liars. This caused an uproar among the blogger community and attracted a lot of negative reactions. He was quoted as saying in Malaysian Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily and Singaporean English daily, the Straits Times:
...All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women.
Federal territories expansion proposal
On 1 February 2017, Adnan announced his desire to expand the federal territories to include Penang, Langkawi and parts of Malacca to help people regardless of race and to ensure equal development. This drew criticism especially from the Penang state government and several opposition leaders.
Bribery and corruption
|2004||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)||4,086||87.64%||Abdul Rahman Othman (KeADILan)||540||11.58%||4,662||3,546||91.79%|
|2008||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)||4,038||74.56%||Mohamad Noor Mohamad (PAS)||1,304||24.08%||5,416||2,734||81.96%|
|2013||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)||9,943||69.09%||Husam Musa (PAS)||4,402||30.59%||14,465||5,541||91.60%|
|2018||Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (UMNO)||12,148||49.47%||Samsu Adabi Mamat (PPBM)||8,776||35.74%||24,881||3,372||91.12%|
|Zainal Abidin Kidam (PAS)||3,634||14.80%|
Federal Territory (Malaysia) : Grand Knight of the Order of the Territorial Crown (SUMW) - Datuk Seri Utama (2011) Kedah : Knight Companion of the Order of Loyalty to the Royal House of Kedah (DSDK) - Dato' (1997) Kelantan : Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Life of the Crown of Kelantan (SJMK) - Dato' (2003) Malacca : Pahang : Sabah : Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK) - Datuk Seri Panglima (2017)
- "Mengenal Tengku Adnan bin Mansor; Menteri Malaysia Keturunan Aceh". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- "Tengku Adnan returns to Cabinet after 5-year hiatus". The Star. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Royal Commission on Lingam video clip: Cabinet orders probe on Dr M, ex-CJs". New Straits Times. 16 May 2008. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008.
- "A cyber war in Malaysian politics?". The Malaysian Insider. 19 February 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- "MALAYSIA: Bloggers see red over tourism chief's 'insults'". AsiaMedia UCLA (Reproducing article by Straits Times, Singapore). 13 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2 April 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
- Mariam Mokhtar (17 November 2018). "The irony of Ku Nan's present situation". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- "Ku Nan: Don't politicise proposal for federal territories to include Penang".
- "No way, says LGE on Penang becoming a federal territory".
- "Ku Nan charged with receiving RM3mil bribes". The Star. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
- Hafiz Yatim (1 August 2019). "Govt files RM57m suit against Ku Nan for unpaid excess taxes since 2012". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
- "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
- "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
- Utusan Malaysia, 15 February 2006
Leo Michael Toyad
| Malaysian Minister of Tourism
14 February 2006 – 17 March 2008
Azalina Othman Said
Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
| Minister of Federal Territories
16 May 2013 - 10 May 2018
Khalid Abdul Samad