Bung Moktar Radin

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Bung Moktar Radin

بوڠ موكتر بن رادين
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kinabatangan, Sabah
Assumed office
Preceded byJuhar Mahiruddin
Personal details
Bung Moktar bin Radin

(1959-09-15) 15 September 1959 (age 59)
Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation
Other political
Barisan Nasional

Dato' Sri Bung Moktar bin Radin (Jawi: بوڠ موكتر بن رادين; 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 Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1]

Controversy and criticism[edit]

Over four terms in Parliament, Bung Moktar earned a reputation for controversial remarks and inflammatory behaviour.[2]

Speech offended opposition MPs[edit]

In the first sitting of Parliament after the 2008 election, he called opposition politician Karpal Singh a "big monkey" after Singh called him "big foot".[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]

Hitler remark[edit]

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]

Swearing in the parliament chamber[edit]

On 7 August 2018, Bung Moktar Radin caused a stir with Willie Mongin (MP for Puncak Borneo) in the Dewan Rakyat as the latter alleged that the Bung Moktar Radin had visited a casino, and he pointed his finger at Willie and accused him of being rude, demanding the statement be retracted.

“What is this? (You are) Rude and ill-mannered (kurang ajar). YB (Yang Berhormat Willie) does not deserve to sit here.

“What do you want? You want to fight with me? Anytime. F**k you,”[9]

You didnt go to school,you didnt go to school!YB you sit down,you didnt go to school.This is my time,you sit down!

After the incident, the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat warned the members to behave or they will receive punishments.[10]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P187 Kinabatangan, Sabah[11][12]
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)
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%
2018 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 14,465 50.3%2 Ghazali Abdul Ghani (WARISAN) 4,987 17.4%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.


  1. ^ "Bung Moktar bin Radin, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  2. ^ Lee Yuk Peng; Wahida Asrani (20 December 2009). "Bung Moktar finally admits marrying Zizie". The Star. 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. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Bung Mokhtar pleads guilty to polygamy without consent". The Star. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  6. ^ ""Bung-les": Malaysia MP Bung Moktar Radin's top 10 gaffes". The 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. ^ Shoba Rao (10 July 2014). "Malaysian MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin forced to apologise for posting tweet using 'Hitler' after Germany won World Cup match". news.com.au. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  9. ^ https://www.nst.com.my/news/politics/2018/08/398939/f-you-shouts-bung-moktar-parliament
  10. ^ "Speaker to MPs: Oh, behave…or get booted out of the Dewan". The Star TV. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  12. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.