Who is Azmi Khalid?
Dato' Seri Azmi Khalid is a former member of the Parliament of Malaysia. He represented the constituency of Padang Besar in Perlis. He was also a minster in the federal Cabinet from 1999 to 2008, as a member of the United Malay National Organisation in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.
Azmi's first ministerial appointment was as Minister for Rural Development, becoming the first Cabinet minister from Perlis. He became the Minister for Home Affairs in 2004, before moving to the Natural Resources and Environment portfolio in 2006. He lost his Cabinet position after the 2008 election for reasons tied to his involvement in political disruption in Perlis. He did not re-contest Padang Besar in the 2013 election.