Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz

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Mohamad Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz
محمد عارف صبري بن عبد العزيز
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Raub, Pahang
In office
6 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Preceded byNg Yen Yen (MCA-BN)
Succeeded byTengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji (DAP-PH)
Member of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly
for Pulau Manis
In office
21 March 2004 – 8 March 2008
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byKhairuddin Mahmud (UMNO-BN)
Personal details
Born1956 (age 62–63)
Kampung Parit, Pekan, Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP) (2012–)
United Malay National Organization (UMNO) (until 2012)
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
University of Manchester (Owens)
OccupationPolitician, Blogger
Known forBlogger name of Sakmongkol AK47

Dato' Mohamad Ariff Sabri bin Abdul Aziz (Jawi: محمد عارف صبري بن عبد العزيز), commonly known by his blogger name of Sakmongkol AK47, is a Malaysian politician and prominent blogger. He is a member of Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He was the Member of Parliament of Raub in Pahang for one term from 2013 to 2018.

Ariff Sabri was a member of United Malay National Organization (UMNO) until 2012 and served as the Pekan UMNO chief of information under Dato' Seri Najib Razak from 2000 to 2004 formerly. He was also the former Pahang assemblyman for Pulau Manis from 2004 to 2008 then.

In early 2012, he and another prominent blogger, Aspan Alias left UMNO and joined the DAP, citing UMNO's failure to eradicate corruption and increase the livelihood of Malays in general.[1] He won the Pahang parliamentary seat of Raub under the DAP ticket in the 2013 general election.

He suffered a stroke in 2018 and did not seek a second term reelection for his Raub parliamentary seat in the 2018 general election.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ariff Sabri graduated with a degree on economics from the University of Malaya and University of Manchester (Owens).

Election results[edit]

Pahang State Legislative Assembly: N20 Pulau Manis P85 Pekan, Pahang[3][4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (UMNO) 7,153 66.27% Mohd Fadzil Malek (PAS) 2,662 24.66% 10,794 4,491 80.98%
Parliament of Malaysia: P80 Raub, Pahang[3][4][5]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (DAP) 23,415 51.96% Hoh Khai Mun (MCA) 20,601 45.72% 45,060 2,814 83.10%


  1. ^ "Penulis blog Umno dilaporkan sertai DAP" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ "DAP MP Ariff Sabri recovering from stroke". Free Malaysia Today. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  4. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  5. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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