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 Mohd Khir
Majority 9,381
Personal details
Born (1955-05-25) 25 May 1955 (age 60)
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party PKRPakatan Rakyat
Alma mater Lancaster University
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Johari Abdul (born 25 May 1955) 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.