Johari Abdul

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Johari Abdul
جوهري عبدال
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–2018People's Justice Party
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Faction represented in Kedah State Legislative Assembly
2018–Pakatan Harapan
Other roles
2018–Chairman of Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers Club
2020–Chairman of Pakatan Harapan for Kedah
Personal details
Born
Johari bin Abdul

(1955-05-25) 25 May 1955 (age 66)
Tikam Batu, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Alma materLancaster University
OccupationPolitician
Johari Abdul on Parliament of Malaysia

Dato' Johari bin Abdul (Jawi: جوهري بن عبدال; born 25 May 1955) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sungai Petani since March 2008, Member of the Kedah State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Gurun since May 2018 and Chairman of the Pakatan Harapan Backbenchers Club (PHBBC) in the Dewan Rakyat, Parliament since August 2018. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition. He was Director of the National Civics Bureau (NCB).

Early life and education[edit]

Johari bin Abdul was born in Tikam Batu, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Federation of Malaya. He has a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Lancaster.

Political career[edit]

He was elected as the MP for Sungai Petani in the 2008 general election, defeating Minister of Information Zainuddin Maidin from the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and re-elected in the 2013 and 2018 general elections. He was also elected as the MLA for Gurun in the 2018 general election, defeating Leong Yong Kong from the ruling BN coalition.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P15 Sungai Petani, Kedah[1][2][3][4][5]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 Johari Abdul (PKR) 19,742 38.25% Mahadzir Mohd Khir (UMNO) 31,875 61.75% 55,457 12,133 76.54%
2008 Johari Abdul (PKR) 33,822 58.05% Zainuddin Maidin (UMNO) 24,441 41.95% 59,378 9,381 77.84%
2013 Johari Abdul (PKR) 44,194 55.37% Syamsul Anuar Che Mey (UMNO) 34,646 43.41% 81,024 9,548 86.96%
Suhaimi Hashim (KITA) 200 0.25%
Ong Wei Sin (IND) 772 0.97%
2018 Johari Abdul (PKR) 45,532 49.21% Shahanim Mohd Yusoff (UMNO) 23,963 25.90% 93,847 21,569 83.36%
Sharir Long (PAS) 22,760 24.60%
Sritharan Pichathu (PRM) 279 0.30%
Kedah State Legislative Assembly[1][2][4][5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N28 Bakar Arang Johari Abdul (PKR) 5,305 26.82% Seng Koon Huat (MCA) 14,204 71.82% 19,778 8,899 75.13%
2018 N22 Gurun Johari Abdul (PKR) 10,732 37.60% Boey Chin Gan (MCA) 6,525 22.90% 23,155 4,207 81.20%
Muzaini Azizan (PAS) 5,257 18.40%
Palaniappan Marimuthu (IND) 167 0.60%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 10 May 2013. Percentage figures based on total turnout, excluding informal votes.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  3. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  6. ^ "Kedah Sultan to honour 62". The Star. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 22 October 2018.