Mohd Puad Zarkashi
Mohd Puad Zarkashi
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Pahat, Johor
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
|Preceded by||Junaidy Abdul Wahab (UMNO—BN)|
|Preceded by||Mohd Idris bin Jusi (PKR—PR)|
7 July 1957 |
Johor, Federation of Malaya
|Political party||UMNO—Barisan Nasional|
In April 2008, Puad called for the resignation of then Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after UMNO's performance in the 2008 election. When Najib Razak replaced Abdullah as Prime Minister in April 2009, Puad was appointed a Deputy Education Minister.
In September 2012, Puad stated his belief that homosexuals could be identified through various means including the use of "V-Neck and sleeveless clothing" as well as a person's personal preference for "tight and light-colored clothing". He stated that these characteristics were "symptoms" which would allow parents to spot whether or not their son may be a homosexual, supporting the need to discipline them into turning straight "like it's a disease which can be cured" – a stance that is also endorsed by Malaysia's Education Ministry because they believe that this could actually affect one's ability to learn.
Puad served one term in Parliament, after being defeated in the 2013 election by Mohd Idris Jusi of the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR). Despite his defeat, he was re-elected to UMNO's 25-member Supreme Council later in the year.
|2008||Mohd Puad Zarkashi (UMNO)||32,461||60%||Muhamad Abdullah (PAS)||19,757||37%|
|2013||Mohd Puad Zarkashi (UMNO)||36,935||49%||Mohd Idris bin Jusi (PKR)||38,667||51%|
- "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 28 January 2010. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout. Includes results from the 2004 election.
- "Senator shares ideas on how to revive glory of Malaysian football". The Star (Star Publications (Malaysia)). 18 July 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- "Johor Umno Will Not Stop Divisions From Holding EGM, Says Ghani". Bernama. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- "Najib Announces 28-member Cabinet". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- "Anggota Pentadbiran" (in Malay). Ministry of Education. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
- "Guidelines to identify gay and lesbian symptoms published". MalaysiaKini. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
- "Umno polls: Results for VP and supreme council". The Star. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Y.B. Dr. Mohd Puad Zarkashi". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
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