Amirudin Shari Is Selangor's New Menteri Besar. Here's All You Need To Know About Him

He was sworn in earlier today, 19 June.

Cover image via Malay Mail

Sungai Tua assemblyman Amirudin Shari was sworn in as the new Selangor Menteri Besar at Istana Alam Shah earlier today, 19 June

Amirudin receiving his appointment letter from Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

Image via Malay Mail

Amirudin succeeds former Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who was recently appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs.

Free Malaysia Today reported that Amirudin was chairman of Selangor's Sports and Youth Generation Empowerment, Entrepreneurial Development, Traditional Villages and Rural Development Committee.

Here's what you need to know about the 38-year-old Menteri Besar:

1. He has been active in politics since he was 24 years old

Amirudin speaking at a ceramah in 2013.

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Amirudin was active in the youth wing of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) before announcing his candidacy for the post of PKR Youth Chief at 34 years old. He eventually lost to Nik Nazmi, the current Member of Parliament for Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur.

2. He was born in Johor

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Amirudin grew up in Pontian, Johor, and studied at Sekolah Menengah Benut.

3. He holds a Social Science degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia

Amirudin signed a memorandum with his alma mater for the Youth In Executive Work Development diploma programme (DBKP) in 2015.

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He was also known as a skilled debater who was involved in student activism.

After graduating from university, Amirudin was a program coordinator at Institute for Policy Research (Institut Kajian Dasar), and focused on drafting and supervising social awareness programs.

4. He was the manager of the Selangor FA football team for nearly two years

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He led the team to two Malaysian Cup finals in 2015 and 2016. The team emerged as champions in 2015, and was runner-up in 2016.

Apart from that, Selangor was also the champion of the Malaysian Games (SUKMA) in 2016 under the leadership of Amirudin.

Previously, Ijok assemblyman Dr. Idris Ahmad was widely speculated to be appointed as the Selangor Menteri Besar:

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