Adly Zahari

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Adly Zahari

ادلي بن زاهري
11th Chief Minister of Malacca
Assumed office
11 May 2018
Governor Mohd Khalil Yaakob
Preceded by Idris Haron
Member of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly
for Bukit Katil
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded by Md Khalid Kassim (PAS-PR)
Majority 3,159 (2018)
Personal details
Adly bin Zahari

(1971-02-15) 15 February 1971 (age 48)
Kampung Pulau, Durian Tunggal, Malacca, Malaysia
Citizenship Malaysian
Nationality Malaysia
Political party PAS (until 2015)
AMANAH (2015-present)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan
Spouse(s) Dalilah Awaluddin
Children 7
Residence Seri Bendahara, Ayer Keroh, Malacca
Education Bachelor's degree
Alma mater Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Adly bin Zahari (Jawi: ادلي بن زاهري; born 15 February 1971) is a Malaysian politician. He is the incumbent eleventh Chief Minister of Malacca since 2018.[1] He is a member from National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. Adly is currently the Malacca State Legislative Assemblyman for Bukit Katil.

Adly is the Pakatan Harapan Malacca chief.[2] He was appointed as the PH Malacca chief on 24 September 2017.[3]

Adly was a Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) youth member;[4] prior to joining its new splinter party AMANAH in 2015.[5]

Adly contested and won the Malacca state seat of Bukit Katil in the 2018 general election. He sworn in as the before Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob at Dewan Seri Utama, Seri Negri, in Ayer Keroh on 11 May 2018 after PH won a simple majority in the Malacca legislative assembly to form the new state government when it captured 15 of the 28 state seats in the general election on May 9.[1]


Zahari obtained his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).[6] He became an engineer, served in the corporate sector and started his own business before joining the politics.[7]

Election results

Malacca State Legislative Assembly[8][9][10]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 N9 Durian Tunggal, P135 Alor Gajah Adly Zahari (PAS) 4,329 43.40% Ab Wahab Ab Latip (UMNO) 5,645 56.60% 10,133 1,316 89.62%
2018 N17 Bukit Katil, P137 Hang Tuah Jaya Adly Zahari (AMANAH) 11,226 44.80% Yunus Hitam (UMNO) 8,067 32.20% 21,530 3,159 85.87%
Muhamat Puhat Bedol (PAS) 2,237 8.90%


  1. ^ a b "Adly Zahari of Pakatan Harapan new Malacca CM". Bernama. The Sun Daily. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Pakatan Harapan announces state chiefs". Free Malaysia Today. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Adli Zahari dilantik sebagai Pengerusi Harapan Melaka" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  4. ^ "Muka baru bakal kuasai PAS Melaka" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Mat Sabu sasar 100,000 sertai Parti Amanah Negara" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ Zaidan, Fairuz (11 May 2018). "Adly Zahari dilantik Ketua Menteri Melaka baharu" (in Malay). Berita Harian. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  7. ^ Elissa Helmy (14 June 2011). "PAS yakin Adly mampu suntik jentera Melaka" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
Political offices
Preceded by
Idris Haron
11th Chief Minister of Melaka
2018 - present

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