Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Muar since May 2018.
In 2023, he was convicted of criminal breach of trust and money laundering.
He served as the Minister of Youth and Sports in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020, thus making him the youngest federal minister in Malaysian history.
He is a founding member of the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) and has served as 1st President of MUDA since September 2020 until November 2023.
He was also a founding member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a former component party of the PH coalition and served as 1st Youth Chief of BERSATU from the founding in September 2016 to his removal from the party in May 2020.
Although he is presently the sole MUDA MP, his conviction and sentencing to imprisonment exceeds 1 year, which means he is liable for automatic disqualification as a MP for Muar.
In 2021, he was charged with several counts of corruption, including criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of funds, and money launderinG.
On 28 October 2022, he has been ordered by the High Court to enter his defense after the prosecution showed that there was enough evidence against him to prove that he probably committed the crime.
On 9 November 2023, Syed Saddiq was convicted by the High Court of all the corruption charges, sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment, a RM 10 million fine and two strokes of the cane.
Syed Saddiq Biography
Saddiq was born on 6 December 1992 in Pulai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
His father is a Singaporean, who used to work as a construction worker in Singapore. His mother used to be an English teacher.
The youngest of four siblings, he had studied at the Royal Military College (RMC) before continuing his studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
During his time at IIUM, he competed in an Asian-level debate competition and successfully won the United Asian Debating Championship (UADC).
He is widely known in the debating community after having won Asia’s Best Speaker award at the Asian British Parliamentary (ABP) Debating Championship three times.
In 2017, he allegedly rejected a counter offer to pursue his studies at Oxford University, England [Oxford University however denied the offer] to remain active in politics.
A year later, after being elected as MP at the age of 25, Syed Saddiq once again allegedly dismissed another scholarship offer, this time rejecting the Chevening Scholarship proposal to pursue a Master in Public Policy at Oxford University.
In April 2021, he successfully completed the Lee Kuan Yew Senior Fellowship in Public Service Programme at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Syed Saddiq Wife
Syed Saddiq has kept his personal life private and has not disclosed any information about his romantic relationships to the public.
It is possible that he is currently single and unmarried.
Syed Saddiq Children
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman does not have any children.
Syed Saddiq Parents
Syed Saddiq parents are Syed Abdul Rahman Abdullah and Shariffah Mahani Syed Abdul Aziz.
Syed Saddiq Siblings
He has one sibling, Syed Abdullah Syed Abdul Rahman.
Syed Saddiq Family
Abdul Rahman has the following family members:
Father: Syed Abdul Rahman Abdullah, a Singaporean.
Mother: Shariffah Mahani Syed Abdul Aziz, an English teacher1.
Sibling: Syed Abdullah Syed Abdul Rahman, a brother.
Syed Saddiq Net worth
Syed Saddiq’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million.