Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

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Wan Azizah Wan Ismail

وان عزيزة وان إسماعيل‎
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, 2019.jpg
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assumed office
24 November 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Preceded byMuhaini Zainal Abidin
12th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
21 May 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Preceded byAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Succeeded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
ConstituencyPandan
1st President of the
People's Justice Party
In office
4 April 1999 – 17 November 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyChandra Muzaffar (1999–2001)
Syed Husin Ali (2003–2010)
Mohamed Azmin Ali (2010–2018)
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAnwar Ibrahim
ConstituencyPermatang Pauh
11th and 13th Leader of the Opposition
In office
18 May 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
Preceded byAnwar Ibrahim (PKR)
Succeeded byAhmad Zahid Hamidi (UMNO–BN)
ConstituencyPermatang Pauh
In office
9 March 2008 – 28 August 2008
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded byLim Kit Siang (DAP)
Succeeded byAnwar Ibrahim (PKR)
ConstituencyPermatang Pauh
Spouse of the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In role
1 December 1993 – 2 September 1998
MonarchAzlan Shah
Ja’afar
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byDayang Heryati Abdul Rahim
Succeeded byEndon Mahmood
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Pandan
In office
9 May 2018 – 10 October 2022
Preceded byRafizi Ramli (PKR)
Succeeded byRafizi Ramli (PKR)
Majority52,543 (61.26%)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Permatang Pauh
In office
7 May 2015 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byAnwar Ibrahim (PKR)
Succeeded byNurul Izzah Anwar (PKR–PH)
In office
29 November 1999 – 31 July 2008
Preceded byAnwar Ibrahim (UMNO–BN)
Succeeded byAnwar Ibrahim (PKR)
Member of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly
for Kajang
In office
7 April 2014 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byLee Chin Cheh (PKR)
Succeeded byHee Loy Sian (PKR–PH)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bandar Tun Razak
Assumed office
19 November 2022
Preceded byKamaruddin Jaafar (BERSATU-PN)
Majority9,817 (2022)
Personal details
Born
Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail

(1952-12-03) 3 December 1952 (age 70)
KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Colony of Singapore (now Singapore)
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (Malaysia) (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Spouse(s)
Anwar Ibrahim (m. 1980)
ChildrenNurul Izzah
Nurul Nuha
Nurul Hana
Nurul Iman
Nurul Ilham
Ehsan
Alma materRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dato' Seri Dr Wan Azizah binti Wan Ismail (Jawi: وان عزيزه بنت وان اسماعيل; born 3 December 1952) is a Malaysian politician. She is the first female Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development since 12 May 2018, during the Mahathir Mohamad cabinet.[1]

She is the Member of Parliament for Pandan. She is the first woman to hold the position in Malaysia.

Currently, she is the President of the Pakatan Harapan coalition[2] and was President of the People's Justice Party (Malay: Parti Keadilan Rakyat) from 1999 until 2018 and was elected Selangor State Legislative Assembly member for Kajang until May 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad appointed education minister in new cabinet". Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  2. "Mahathir named chairman, Anwar named de facto leader of Pakatan Harapan".