Johari Abdul

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This is a Malay name; the name Abdul is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Johari.
Yang Berhormat Dato'
Johari Abdul
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Sungai Petani, Kedah
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Mahadzir Mohamad Khir
Majority 9,381
Personal details
Political party PKRPakatan Rakyat
Occupation Politician

Dato' Johari Abdul is a Malaysian politician and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sungai Petani constituency in Kedah, Malaysia. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.[1]

Johari was elected to the Sungai Petani seat in the 2008 election, defeating Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.[2] He used to be a director of the National Civics Bureau.[3] He has a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Lancaster.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P15 Sungai Petani, Kedah[5]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Others Votes Pct
2008 Johari Abdul (PKR) 33,822 57% Zainuddin Maidin (UMNO) 24,441 41%
2013 Johari Abdul (PKR) 44,194 Syamsul Anuar Che Mey (UMNO) 34,646 Suhaimi Hashim (KITA)
Ong Wei Sin (Ind)


  1. ^ "Johari bin Abdul, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 22 May 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Malaysia elections: 3 ministers, outgoing Penang Chief Minister defeated so far". 9 March 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Sivanandam, Hemananthani (9 December 2009). "BTN course facilitators handpicked, says former director". The Sun (Malaysia). 
  4. ^ "Seriously speaking". The Star (Malaysia). 7 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 22 May 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.