Abu Seman Yusop

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato' Sri
Abu Seman Yusop
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Masjid Tanah, Melaka
In office
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Mas Ermieyati Samsudin
Personal details
Born (1944-01-10) 10 January 1944 (age 73)
Malacca, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNOBarisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Rahimi Yeop
Children 2
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Sunni Islam

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Abu Seman Yusop (born 10 January 1944) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Masjid Tanah constituency in the state of Melaka from 2004 to 2013. A member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition, he served in the outer ministry of successive governments during that period.

Abu Seman was elected to federal Parliament in the 2004 election for the seat of Masjid Tanah.[1] He was subsequently appointed as a Parliamentary Secretary,[2] and in 2009 was appointed as the Deputy Home Minister by the newly installed Prime Minister Najib Razak.[3][4] His ministerial and parliamentary career came to an end in 2013, when he was not selected to recontest his seat for Barisan Nasional.[5]

Before entering politics, Abu Seman was a lawyer with his own firm. He is a former police inspector and prosecutor.[2]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P134 Masjid Tanah, Melaka[1]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Abu Seman Yusop (UMNO) 24,188 79% Muhamad Burok (PAS) 5,789 19%
2008 Abu Seman Yusop (UMNO) 21,582 68% Abdul Ghani Abdul Rahman (PAS) 9,297 29%


  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 24 January 2010.  Includes results from the 2004 election (* denotes incumbent).
  2. ^ a b "Profile of new faces in the Cabinet". Utusan. 28 March 2004. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Najib Announces 28-member Cabinet". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pengurusan Tertinggi" (in Malay). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original on 26 August 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Abu Seman akur jika tidak dicalonkan". Berita Harian (in Malay). 15 April 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.