Awang Husaini Sahari

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Awang Husaini Sahari
Vice President of the People's Justice Party
Assumed office
20 July 2022
PresidentAnwar Ibrahim
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Putatan
In office
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byMarcus Mojigoh
(BNUPKO)
Succeeded byShahelmey Yahya
(BN–UMNO)
Majority2,339 (2018)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–2022Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
BornSabah, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
RelationsAwang Ahmad Sah Awang Sahari (Brother)
OccupationPolitician

Awang Husaini bin Sahari is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Putatan from May 2018 to November 2022. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He has also served as the Vice President of PKR since July 2022.

Political career[edit]

2018, 2022 general elections and Member of Parliament for Putatan (2018–2022)[edit]

In the 2018 general election, his party PKR fielded him to contest the Putatan federal seat,[1][2] facing Marcus Mojigoh from the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Organisation (UPKO), a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition who was contesting to defend his seat and subsequently won. [3][4]In the 2022 general election, he was renominated by PH and PKR to contest for the Putatan seat. He lost the reelection very narrowly to Shahelmey Yahya from BN and United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) by a minority of only 124 votes.

Vice President of the People's Justice Party (2022–present)[edit]

On 20 July 2022, 3 days after the 2022 PKR party elections officially ended, he was appointed Vice President of PKR along with Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar who was in the position for 8 years from 2010 to 2018 and new officeholder Saraswathy Kandasami by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim after the decision was made in the PKR Central Leadership Council (MPP) meeting that night.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P173 Putatan, Sabah Awang Husaini Sahari (PKR) 14,106 45.81% Marcus Mojigoh (UPKO) 11,767 38.22% 31,865 2,339 77.13%
Zulzaim Hilmee Abidin (PAS) 2,434 7.91%
Jivol @ Edmund Doudilim (HR) 1,755 5.70%
Mil Kusin Abdillah (ANAK NEGERI) 728 2.36%
2022 Awang Husaini Sahari (PKR) 16,110 39.06% Shahelmey Yahya (UMNO) 16,234 39.36% 42,221 124 65.30%
Ahmad Mohd Said (Warisan) 8,511 20.63%
Poyne Tudus @ Patrick Payne (PEJUANG) 394 0.96%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Izyan Liyana Mohd. Darif (25 April 2018). "PKR Sabah tampil umum dua calon muda" (in Malay). Kosmo!. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ Norasikin Daineh (25 April 2018). "Sabah PKR to contest 6 parliamentary and 9 state seats". New Straits Times. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. ^ Jenne Lajiun (28 April 2018). "Mojigoh to face four opponents in Putatan". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  4. ^ Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Says.com. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.