Zainal Abidin Ahmad

Male, Deceased Person

1939 – 2010


Who was Zainal Abidin Ahmad?

Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad was a Malaysian politician. He was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Hulu Selangor constituency in Selangor until his death in 2010. He was a member of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat party in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.

Zainal Abidin was a member of the State Assembly of Selangor from 1990 for the UMNO party before being omitted from the ticket of the governing Barisan Nasional coalition for the 2004 election. From 1995 to 1999 he served as Deputy Menteri Besar and on the Selangor Executive Council.

Zainal Abidin switched to the opposition Keadilan party in 2005. In the 2008 election, Zainal won the federal seat of Hulu Selangor, unseating the incumbent Barisan Nasional member by a narrow margin of 198 votes.

Zainal Abidin died on 25 March 2010 from brain cancer, triggering a by-election in Hulu Selangor which was won by YB P. Kamalanathan of -. He is survived by his wife Datin Siti Zaharah Mohd Zin and four children.

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Oct 10, 1939
Mar 25, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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