Abu Zahar Ujang

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This is a Malay name; the name Ujang is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Abu Zahar.
Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri
Abu Zahar Ujang
President of the Dewan Negara
In office
26 April 2010 – 25 April 2016
Preceded by Wong Foon Meng
Succeeded by Vigneswaran Sanasee
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
In office
Preceded by Napsiah Omar (UMNOBN)
Member of the Negeri Sembilan State Assembly
for Pilah
In office
Personal details
Born Abu Zahar bin Ujang
Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party United Malay National Organisation (UMNO)―Barisan Nasional
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Islam

Tan Sri Abu Zahar bin Dato' Nika Ujang is a Malaysian politician. He is the current President of the Dewan Negara and is a former member of the Dewan Rakyat for the seat of Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan.[1]

Abu Zahar served in the State Assembly of Negeri Sembilan from 1986 to 1995, before being a member of federal Parliament from 1995 to 1999. After retiring, he became president of the Council of Former Elected Representatives (Mubarak).[2]

He was sworn in as President of the Senate on 26 April 2010.[1]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan[3]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1995 Abu Zahar Ujang (UMNO) 24,485 82% Mohd Yusof Abd Malik (S46) 3,885 13%
State Assembly of Negeri Sembilan: Pilah[3]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Abu Zahar Ujang (UMNO) 4,824 62% Tong Kin Chong (DAP) 2,316 30%
1990 Abu Zahar Ujang (UMNO) 6,135 65% Abu Samail Katas (S46) 2,955 32%


  1. ^ a b Lee Yuk Peng (26 April 2010). "Abu Zahar sworn in as Senate president". The Star. Retrieved 26 April 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Former Mubarak president Abu Zahar is new Senate president". The Star. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 26 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.