Fadillah Yusof

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Fadillah Yusof

فاد الله بن يوسف
Minister of Works
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyRosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin
Preceded byShaziman Abu Mansor
Succeeded byBaru Bian
ConstituencyPetra Jaya
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
In office
19 March 2008 – 15 May 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterMaximus Ongkili
Preceded byKong Cho Ha
Succeeded byDr. Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah
ConstituencyPetra Jaya
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Petra Jaya
Assumed office
Preceded bySulaiman Daud
Majority12,816 (2004)
14,397 (2008)
21,443 (2008)
15,017 (2018)
Personal details
Fadillah bin Yusof

(1962-04-17) 17 April 1962 (age 57)
Kampung Hilir, Sibu, Crown Colony of Sarawak [now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Sarawak Parties Alliance (GPS) (2018-)
Spouse(s)Ruziah Mohd Tahir
ResidencePetra Jaya, Kuching, Sarawak
Alma materUniversity of Malaya

Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah bin Yusof (Jawi: فاد الله بن يوسف; born 17 April 1962) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Petra Jaya constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB). He was the Works Minister in the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition government.[1] His father, Yusof Merais, was an activist jailed several times by British colonial authorities.[2]

Yusof first ran for Parliament in the 2004 election, having previously been an official in the PBB and a lawyer.[3] Fadillah won the election for the seat of Petra Jaya.[4] After being re-elected in the 2008 election, he was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation by then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.[5]

On 16 October 2010, he was conferred the award 'Darjah Panglima Gemilang Bintang Kenyalang' (PGBK), which carries the title 'Datuk'.[6]

On 16 May 2013, after the 13th general election, he was promoted to a full Minister as Minister of Works under the new Cabinet line-up of Prime Minister Najib Razak[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Petra Jaya, Sarawak[4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 18,236 75% Wan Zainal Abidin Wan Senusi (PKR) 5,420 22%
2008 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 19,515 78% Mohamad Jolhi (PKR) 5,118 20%
2013 Fadillah Yusof (PBB) 29,559 78% Ahmad Nazib Johari (PKR) 8,116 22%



  1. ^ "Fadillah bin Haji Yusof, Y.B. Tuan Haji" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Deputy Minister: YB Tuan Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof". Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Plight of 13-year-old draws Fadillah into politics". Utusan. 18 March 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "PBB Had Hoped For More Ministers in Federal Cabinet, Says Abang Johari". Bernama. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Award comes with greater responsibility – Fadillah". The Borneo Post. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Yusof's promotion to Works Minister is icing on the cake". ABN News. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.

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