Bung Moktar Radin

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Bung Moktar Radin

بوڠ موكتر بن رادين
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kinabatangan, Sabah
Assumed office
1999
Preceded byJuhar Mahiruddin
Personal details
Born
Bung Moktar bin Radin

(1959-09-15) 15 September 1959 (age 60)
Kampung Bilit, Sukau, Kinabatangan, Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Sabah National Organisation (USNO)
United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s)Datin Sri Nor Asidah Alimudin
Zizie Ezette (m. 2009)
OccupationPolitician

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 (MP) of Malaysia for the Kinabatangan constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1]

Background[edit]

He was born on 15 September 1959 in Kampung Bilit, Sukau, Kinabatangan. He is descended from the tribe of the Orang Sungai. Bung Moktar was born into a political family when his grandparents and his parents were a strong support from the United Sabah National Organisation (USNO) since it was founded by the late Tun Datu Haji Mustapa Harun in the early 1960s. His parents are Rashidah Jikrun and Radin Yatim. His wives are Datin Sri Nor Asidah Alimudin and former artist Zizie Ezette.

Education[edit]

  • Master of Philosophy (Policy and Safety Analysis), National University Malaysia
  • Sandakan Secondary School
  • National Primary School Kampung Bilit, Kinabatangan

Career[edit]

Before becoming Member of Parliament, he served with the Sandakan Special Affairs Department (JASA) (1987-1991), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) Sandakan Officers (1991-1992) and Political Secretary of the Sabah Ministry of Finance (1994-1999).

Politics[edit]

Political posts[edit]

  • Deputy Chairman of the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) (since 2008)
  • Kinabatangan Member of Parliament (since 1999)
  • Kinabatangan UMNO Division Chief (1996 to present)
  • Sabah UMNO Youth Information Chief (1991-1995)
  • Kinabatangan UMNO Youth Chief (1991-1995)
  • USNO Youth Exco (1980-1991)
  • Kinabatangan USNO Division Youth Chief (1979-1991)

Election[edit]

The first time was as Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the 1994 Sabah state election for the Kuamut seat, an opposition stronghold at that time, Bung Mokhtar lost. He first won the 1999 general election after defeating Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate Ali Latip Taha for the Kinabatangan parliamentary seat. He managed to retain the seat in 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2018 general elections. Since joining politics in 1978, he has been a representative of USNO or UMNO of BN candidates five times for Kinabatangan parliamentary seats.

Controversy and criticism[edit]

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

Swearing in the parliament chamber[edit]

Bung Moktar gained attention when he used a 4-letter abusive words when he was debating with Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng at the 2001 parliamentary sitting.

His most recent incident came on 7 August 2018, when he 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). He better retract it, he's really rude, Mr Speaker! YB (Yang Berhormat Willie) does not deserve to sit here. Gangster, what do you want? You want to fight with me? Anytime! F**k you!”[3]

You didnt go to school, you didnt go to school! YB you sit down, you didn't go to school. This is my prob, you sit down!

After the incident, the Speaker of Dewan Rakyat warned the members to behave or they will receive punishments.[4]

"Bocor" remark[edit]

He and Jasin MP Mohammad Said bin Yusof stirred controversy for making sexist comments or obscene comments to DAP's Batu Gajah MP, Fong Po Kuan in Parliament during a Parliamentary session in 2007. He followed Mohammad Said by saying that Fong "leaked" every month (referring to the menstruation cycle in women), while they were debating about the leaks in the Parliament building.

Mana ada bocor? Batu Gajah pun bocor tiap-tiap bulan juga!

At first they refused to apologize, but after receiving pressure from the whole country, they eventually apologized to all women after meeting Sharizat binti Abdul Jalil (Women, Family and Community Minister at that time). But their apology was rejected by Fong because they were considered insincere.[5]

Mockery of Karpal Singh as disabled person[edit]

In the first sitting of Parliament after the 2008 elections, he called opposition politician Karpal Singh a "big monkey" after Singh called him the "Bigfoot from Kinabatangan".[6]

During the 12th Malaysian Parliament session in May, Bung Moktar was once again involved with the controversy involving the mockery of disabled person (OKU). He and Ibrahim Ali asked Karpal Singh, who was wheelchair-bound after the accident to stand up and show respect to the Dewan Speaker.

Lewd gesture[edit]

Bung Moktar was once again involved with the controversy when he was said to have used his hand to make lewd gesture at the Parliament sitting on July 8, 2008. The act was witnessed by every Malaysian who watched the conference broadcast on television. However, he denied that it was a lewd gesture and only a dirty minded person who regarded it as such.

Polygamy with Zizie Ezette without consent[edit]

On December 18, 2009, rumors that he was married to the famous actress Zizie Ezette, certified by his best friend, Datuk Mohamad Aziz, said they both were married. Even so, it was denied by Zizie's mother, Khaty Fauziah who stated that everything was untrue and as a mother she was busy at that time to organize her wedding ceremony. Nevertheless, he had a relationship with the artist and she was just informed by Zizie that Bung Moktar had applied for his wife but that was between them. On December 31, 2009, Utusan Malaysia reported that he is now said to be honeymooning in Europe with his wife, Zizie Izette, and is expected to return home on 8 January 2010. On 20 April 2010, Bung pleaded guilty to committing polygamy by taking a second wife, Malaysian actress Zizie Ezette, without the consent of a marriage registrar.[7] He was sentenced to one month imprisonment, but was ultimately released on bail.[8][9]

Urged Shahrizat to step down of NFC issues[edit]

On December 3, 2011, during the UMNO General Assembly 2011, he again urged Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to resign as a liability to the BN and UMNO governments. The controversial issue of cattle breeding project of the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) in Gemas with an easy loan of RM250 million was linked to her husband and her children.[10] Opposition reveals NFC operations suffered losses but NFC bought two luxury condominiums in Bangsar, financed Shahrizat's family holiday overseas, and umrah packages. Most recently, the NFC was exposed to buying a Mercedes car worth RM534,622 and two parcels of land worth RM3,363,507 in Putrajaya. However, Shahrizat denied that he was involved but challenged Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to resign for her offense. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar claimed that there was no element of breach of trust or fraud in the use of funds for NFC.[11]

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.[12] His tweet stirred controversy with the German ambassador even calling it as "unacceptable".[13]

FELCRA Berhad corruptions charges[edit]

On 3 May 2019 Bung Moktar was charged by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) with three counts of corruption amounting to total of RM2.8 million in June 2015 when he was director of FELCRA Berhad then.[14] His wife, Zizie Ezette was also charged with abetting her husband in the offences.[15]

Election results[edit]

Sabah State Legislative Assembly: N23 Kuamut, P155 Santubong[16]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1994 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 1,449 36.74% Joseph Sitin Saang (PBS) 3,891 55.38%
Parliament of Malaysia: P187 Kinabatangan, Sabah[16][17]
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%
2018 Bung Moktar Radin (UMNO) 14,465 50.3%2 Ghazali Abdul Ghani (WARISAN) 4,987 17.4%2
Notes:
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.

Honours[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Hidir Reduan (7 August 2018). "F*** you, shouts Bung Moktar in Parliament [NSTTV]". New Straits Times. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Speaker to MPs: Oh, behave…or get booted out of the Dewan". The Star TV. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "MPs Apologise For Sexist Remark in Parliament". Bernama. 18 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Malaysia opens new parliament sitting amid chaos". Reuters India. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Bung Mokhtar pleads guilty to polygamy without consent". The Star. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  8. ^ ""Bung-les": Malaysia MP Bung Moktar Radin's top 10 gaffes". The Straits Times. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Isu NFC: Bung Moktar ulang gesa Shahrizat letak jawatan
  11. ^ Fidlot: Kenyataan polis tak mampu selamatkan Umno
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Malaysian MP admires Germany win - and Hitler - in tweet". BBC. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  14. ^ Ida Lim (3 May 2019). "Umno MP Bung Moktar claims trial to taking RM2.8m bribe as Felcra director (VIDEO)". Malay Mail. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  15. ^ Khairah N Karim (3 May 2019). "Bung Moktar, wife Zizie slapped with three corruption charges". New Straits Times. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 June 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link) Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  17. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  18. ^ MOHAMAD SHOFI MAT ISA (24 October 2016). "613 terima darjah kebesaran Sultan Pahang" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 3 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)