Amran Abdul Ghani

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This is a Malay name; the name Abdul Ghani is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Amran.
Amran Abdul Ghani
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tanah Merah, Kelantan
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded by Shaari Hassan
Succeeded by Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz
Personal details
Born (1973-08-12) 12 August 1973 (age 43)
Kelantan, Malaysia
Political party PKRPakatan Rakyat
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Amran Abdul Ghani (born 12 August 1973) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Tanah Merah constituency in Kelantan from 2008 to 2013, sitting as a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR) in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.[1]

Amran was elected to the Tanah Merah seat in the 2008 election, defeating the incumbent Shaari Hassan of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.[2] Shaari alleged that members of UMNO (his own party) sabotaged his campaign.[3] Amran did not recontest the seat in the 2013 election. Instead, he shifted to the state of Johor to contest the State Assembly seat of Paloh, losing to UMNO's long-serving incumbent Norzula Mat Diah. Some local PKR members objected to Amran being parachuted into the state as a candidate and publicly supported Norzula instead.[4][5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Ketereh, Kelantan[6]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct
2008 Amran Abdul Ghani (PKR) 17,554 49% Shaari Hassan (UMNO) 15,970 44%
Kelantan State Legislative Assembly: Paloh[6]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct
2013 Amran Abdul Ghani (PKR) 3,910 32% Norzula Mat Diah (UMNO) 7,847 65%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amran bin Ab Ghani, Y.B. Tuan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Perak Umno Divisions Told To Submit Reports On Alleged Sabotage". Bernama. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Paloh state assemblyman injured in accident, wife dies". The Rakyat Post. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "GE13: 400 from PKR support BN candidate". The Star. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).