Zahrain Mohamed Hashim

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Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri
Zahrain Mohamed Hashim
Zahrain Mohd Hashim Bayan Baru parliamentary seat.
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bayan Baru, Penang
In office
Preceded by Wong Kam Hoong (MCA)
Personal details
Political party Independent
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim is a Malaysian politician. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bayan Baru constituency in Penang, Malaysia.


Zahrain was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election as a member of the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR).[1] As Chairman of the Penang division of PKR, he had been criticised by his Pakatan Rakyat coalition partner, the Democratic Action Party for speaking out against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.[2] In January 2010, he attacked Lim as being a "dictator, a chauvinist and communist-minded", citing what Zahrain saw as a failure by Lim to deliver on his election promises.[3] He subsequently left PKR to sit in Parliament as an independent before joining the governing United Malays National Organisation. After leaving Parliament at the 2013 election, Zahrain was appointed as Malaysia's ambassador to Indonesia.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P52 Bayan Baru, Penang[5]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Barisan Nasional Votes Pct
2008 Zahrain Mohamed Hashim 27,618 59% Ooi Siew Kim (MCA) 16,589 36%


  1. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 31 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "DAP: Zahrain behaving like 'little Umno leader'". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Habibu, Sira. "Zahrain: Lim is a dictator". The Star (Malaysia) (Star Publications (Malaysia)). Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Zuhrin Azad Ahmad (5 September 2013). "Former Bayan Baru rep named Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia". The Star. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 1 January 2009.