Fadillah Yusof

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Fadillah Yusof
Malaysian Minister of Works
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 May 2013
Preceded by Shaziman Abu Mansor
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Petra Jaya, Sarawak
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by Sulaiman Daud
Personal details
Born (1962-04-17) 17 April 1962 (age 52)
Kampung Hilir, Sibu, British Crown Colony of Sarawak
Political party PBBBarisan Nasional
Residence Petra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak
Alma mater Universiti Malaya
Occupation Works Minister
Member of Parliament

Datuk Fadillah Yusof is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Petra Jaya constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB). He is the Works Minister in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition government.[1] His father, Yusof Merais, was an activist jailed several times by British colonial authorities.[2]

Yusof first ran for Parliament in the 2004 election, having previously been an official in the PBB and a lawyer.[3] Fadillah won the election for the seat of Petra Jaya.[4] After being re-elected in the 2008 election, he was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation by then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.[5]

On 16 October 2010,he was conferred the award 'Darjah Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang' (PGBK),which carries the title 'Datuk' in conjunction with the 89th Birthday of the Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak.After the conferment of the award,he received many congratulatory messages from Sarawakians through his official Facebook page and after the award presentation ceremony,He also quoted: "I will carry out my responsibility to work harder for the state of Sarawak."[6]

On 16 May 2013 after the 13th General Election, he was promoted to a full Minister as Minister of Works under the new cabinet line up of Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Petra Jaya, Sarawak[4]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 18,236 75% Wan Zainal Abidin Wan Senusi (PKR) 5,420 22%
2008 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 19,515 78% Mohamad Jolhi (PKR) 5,118 20%
2013 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 29,559 78% Ahmad Nazib Johari (PKR) 8,116 22%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fadillah bin Haji Yusof, Y.B. Tuan Haji" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Deputy Minister: YB Tuan Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof". Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Plight of 13-year-old draws Fadillah into politics". Utusan. 18 March 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "PBB Had Hoped For More Ministers in Federal Cabinet, Says Abang Johari". Bernama. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Award comes with greater responsibility – Fadillah". The Borneo Post. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Yusof's promotion to Works Minister is icing on the cake". ABN News. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 

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