4809 Mahdzir Khalid Datuk Seri Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water (Kettha) Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for Padang Terap Mahdzir started his political career as a staffer and in 1999 became the political secretary to then deputy prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. In 2004 he was elected to the Kedah State Legislative Assembly for the rural seat of Pedu. In December of the following year he became the state's Chief Minister after his predecessor, Datuk Seri Syed Razak bin Syed Zain Barakhbah, resigned because of ill health. Mahdzir had been acting in the position since July.

Mahdzir's tenure as Menteri Besar came to an end after his Barisan Nasional government was defeated in the 2008 election by an opposition coalition led by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). Mahdzir became Barisan Nasional's opposition leader in the state assembly, before moving to federal parliament in the 2013 election, winning the seat of Padang Terap from PAS.]]> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdzir_Khalid Politicians Ministries Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water 2013-09-03 azlina@multicentric.com