Bung Moktar Radin

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Bung Moktar Radin
MP
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kinabatangan, Sabah
Assumed office
1999
Preceded by Juhar Mahiruddin
Personal details
Born (1959-09-15) 15 September 1959 (age 57)
Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political party UMNO
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam
Website www.bungmoktar.com

Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (born 15 September 1959) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kinabatangan constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

Over four terms in Parliament, Bung Moktar earned a reputation for controversial remarks and inflammatory behaviour.[2] In the first sitting of Parliament after the 2008 election, he called opposition politician Karpal Singh a "big monkey" after Singh called him "Bigfoot".[3] In 2007, he apologised for making sexist remarks in Parliament about opposition politician Fong Po Kuan.[4] On 20 April 2010, he pleaded guilty to committing polygamy by taking a second wife, Malaysian actress Zizie Izette, without the consent of a marriage registrar.[5] He was sentenced to one month imprisonment, but was ultimately released on bail.[6][7] He made international news for tweeting "Long Live Hitler" after Germany's 7–1 win over Brazil in the semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Kinabatangan, Sabah[9]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 8,141 65% Ali Latip Taha (PBS) 4,246 34%
2004 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) Unopposed
2008 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 8,507 66% Ahmad Abdul (PKR) 2,181 17%
2013 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 13,377 69% Abdullah Abdul Sani (PKR) 3,646 19%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bung Moktar bin Radin, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bung Moktar finally admits marrying Zizie". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 20 December 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia opens new parliament sitting amid chaos". Reuters India. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "MPs Apologise For Sexist Remark in Parliament". Bernama. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bung Mokhtar pleads guilty to polygamy without consent". TheStar. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  6. ^ ""Bung-les": Malaysia MP Bung Moktar Radin's top 10 gaffes". Straits Times. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Nurbaiti Hamdan (19 May 2010). "Bung gets a month's jail for marrying without consent; granted stay of execution (Updated)". The Star. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Malaysian MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin forced to apologise for posting tweet using 'Hitler' after Germany won World Cup match". news.com.au. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.< Table excludes votes for candidates finishing in third place or lower.