Hassan Abdul Karim
Hassan Abdul Karim
حسن بن عبد الكريم
|5th President of Malaysian People's Party|
17 April 2005 – 17 November 2009
|Deputy||S. K. Song|
|Preceded by||Syed Husin Ali|
|Succeeded by||Ariffin Salimon (Acting)|
|Chair of the Federal-State Relations Select Committee|
|Assumed office |
4 December 2018
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Pasir Gudang
|Assumed office |
10 May 2018
|Preceded by||Normala Abdul Samad (UMNO-BN)|
Hassan bin Abdul Karim
1951 (age 68–69)
Pontian, Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||Malaysian People's Party (PRM) (1978–2009)|
People's Justice Party (PKR) (2009–present)
|Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1998–2004)|
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2009–2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015–present)
|Residence||Pontian Besar, Pontian, Johor, Malaysia|
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
University of London
|Hassan Abdul Karim on Facebook|
Hassan Abdul Karim on Parliament of Malaysia
Hassan bin Abdul Karim (born 1951; Jawi: حسن بن عبد الكريم) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Pasir Gudang constituency in Johor representing the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition since 2018. He was formerly the president of Malaysian People's Party (PRM).
Hassan, a lawyer by profession, joined PRM in 1978 before rising to become its youth chief. In April 2005, Hassan was elected president of PRM by party members who were against the party's merger with the National Justice Party into the People's Justice Party (PKR).
Following the party's rejection of Hassan's proposal for the party to enter into the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition during a party congress, he announced his intention to resign on 15 November 2009. Hassan then joined PKR later in the month, which was a component party of the PR coalition.
In the 2018 Malaysian general election, Hassan contested as a candidate for the Pasir Gudang parliamentary seat against the then-Menteri Besar of Johor, Mohamed Khaled Nordin in a four cornered-fight and was able to win the seat with a majority of 24,726 votes. On 4 December 2018, Hassan was elected chair of the Federal-State Relations Select Committee, one of the Parliamentary Committees of Malaysia.
Following Anwar's release from prison and return to the PKR presidency, Hassan was appointed PKR Johor state chairman in 2018. However, following multiple allegations of nepotism due to some of the appointees being allegedly linked to Anwar, Hassan decided to refuse the appointment on 14 December 2018. On 28 December 2018, he bolted and accepted the position. Hassan finally quit the position on 19 July 2019, citing differences with the Johor Palace.
On 16 November 2015, Hassan was charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court with three counts of making seditious statements via his public Twitter account in which he was alleged to have criticised the Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah being abroad during Selangor Mentri Besar crisis in 2014. He was discharged not amounting to an acquittal by the Sessions Court in May 2018, following the prosecution's decision to drop the charges. On 10 May 2019, he was finally granted a full acquittal on the sedition charges by the Shah Alam High Court.
|1986||Tebrau||Hassan Abdul Karim (PSRM)||16,085||37.21%||Siti Zainabon Abu Bakar (UMNO)||27,138||62.79%||45,497||11,053||69.78%|
|1999||Hassan Abdul Karim (PRM)||13,799||21.87%||Mohd. Ali Hassan (UMNO)||49,284||78.13%||65,572||35,485||75.19%|
|2004||Pontian||Hassan Abdul Karim (KEADILAN)||5,509||17.12%||Hasni Mohammad (UMNO)||26,667||82.88%||33,460||21,158||75.40%|
|2008||Johor Bahru||Hassan Abdul Karim (PRM)||17,794||29.20%||Shahrir Abdul Samad (UMNO)||43,143||70.80%||62,440||25,349||69.59%|
|2013||Ledang||Hassan Abdul Karim (PKR)||28,652||48.34%||Hamim Samuri (UMNO)||30,619||51.66%||60,382||1,967||87.11%|
|2018||Pasir Gudang||Hassan Abdul Karim (PKR)||61,615||58.68%||Mohamed Khaled Nordin (UMNO)||36,889||35.13%||106,576||24,726||85.83%|
|Ab Aziz Abdullah (PAS)||6,278||5.98%|
|Sey Jock @ Chee Jock (IND)||227||0.21%|
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- "Hassan adamant on quitting as Johor PKR chief, admits to differences with palace". Lu Wei Hoong. Malaysiakini. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
- "Johor PKR leader pleads not guilty to making seditious statements against Selangor Sultan". Firdaous Fadzil. The Star. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Court discharges Johor PKR chief over charge related to tweets on sultan". Free Malaysia Today. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Pasir Gudang MP wins full acquittal on sedition charges". Ng Xiang Yi. Malaysiakini. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.