Mohd Ali Rustam
Datuk Seri
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 Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam (born 24 August 1949) is a Malaysian politician
A politician, political leader, or political figure is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making...

. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation
United Malays National Organisation
The United Malays National Organisation, is Malaysia's largest political party; a founding member of the National Front coalition, which has played a dominant role in Malaysian politics since independence....

 (UMNO) and is the current Chief Minister of the state of Malacca
Malacca , dubbed The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals) is the third smallest Malaysian state, after Perlis and Penang. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca. It borders Negeri Sembilan to the north and the state of Johor to the south...



Mohd Ali joined UMNO in 1968 and has been an elected representative since 1986. He became Chief Minister of Malacca in December 1999. He also served as a vice president of UMNO from 2004 to 2009.

In the 2009 UMNO elections, he ran for deputy president but was disqualified after being found guilty of money politics.


In 2010, he approved an animal testing
Animal testing
Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments. Worldwide it is estimated that the number of vertebrate animals—from zebrafish to non-human primates—ranges from the tens of millions to more than 100 million...

 lab in Malacca. His defence of animal testing generated international attention, and was criticized by the Malaysian chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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