Datuk Seri Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar (born January 15, 1944), is a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian Home Minister. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), part of the ruling Barisan Nasional. He recently lost his bid for a Vice-President's post in UMNO and was dropped as a minister in Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's cabinet.
Syed Hamid was born in Kampung Melayu Air Hitam, Penang, Malaysia, to Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar, also a Malaysian politician and a former minister. Syed Hamid's father was of Hadhrami Arab descent, and migrated from Indonesia to Malaysia shortly before World War II.
He had his secondary education at Methodist Boys' School (Kuala Lumpur). As a student in London, he set up a club for Malaysian expatriates and students.