Kamarudin Jaffar

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Kamarudin Jaffar

كامرودين بن جاففر
Deputy Minister of Transport
Assumed office
2 July 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterAnthony Loke Siew Fook
Preceded byAziz Kaprawi
ConstituencyBandar Tun Razak
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bandar Tun Razak
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byAbdul Khalid Ibrahim
Majority19,930 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tumpat
In office
20 December 1999 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byAbdul Khalid Ibrahim
Succeeded byChe Abdullah Mat Nawi [ms]
Majority10,442 (1999)
1,820 (2004)
9,377 (2008)
10,704 (2013)
Personal details
Born
Kamarudin bin Jaffar

(1951-11-03) 3 November 1951 (age 67)
Wakaf Bharu, Tumpat, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUMNO (until-1999)
PAS (1999-2015)
PKR (2015-present)
Spouse(s)Yushazlinda Yaacob
OccupationPolitician
Websitekjtumpat.blogspot.com

Dato' Haji Kamarudin bin Jaffar (Jawi: كامرودين بن جاففر; born 3 November 1951) is a Malaysian politician and is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bandar Tun Razak constituency in Kuala Lumpur. He is a member of People's Justice Party (PKR), a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Kamarudin was a member of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) coalition previously before he quit from PAS and joined PKR in 2015.[1][2]

Earlier Kamarudin was a member of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a major component in Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition before switching to PAS in 1999.[3] While a member of UMNO, he was considered a close associate of then Deputy Prime Minister and later Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim,[4] and was held in custody with Anwar under the Internal Security Act (ISA).[5]

Kamarudin made his debut contesting but lost the Tumpat perliamentary constituency in 1995 general election when he was still in UMNO. Since switching to PAS, Kamarudin was elected to the Tumpat seat in the 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2013 elections.[6] For the 2004 election, he was the PAS Secretary-General.[3] He subsequently contested and won the Bandar Tun Razak constituency in the 2018 elections after joining PKR.

Kamarudin was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Transport on 2 July 2018, as part of Prime Minister Mahathir's 7th Cabinet[7].

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[6][8][9]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 P19 Tumpat, Kelantan. Kamarudin Jaffar (UMNO) 15,764 45.62% Wan Jamil Wan Mahmood (PAS) 17,682 51.17% 34,553 1,918 74.79%
1999 Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) 23,218 63.34% Noor Zahidi Omar (UMNO) 12,776 34.85% 36,657 10,442 75.70%
2004 Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) 27,919 50.68% Mat Nawawi Mat Jusoh (UMNO) 26,099 47.38% 55,090 1,820 77.80%
2008 Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) 36,714 56.26% Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (UMNO) 27,337 41.89% 65,254 9,377 81.49%
2013 Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) 46,141 55.62% Mansor Salleh (UMNO) 35,527 42.82% 82,962 10,704 84.11%
2018 P124 Bandar Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Kamarudin Jaffar (PKR) 41,126 57.78% Adnan Seman (UMNO) 21,196 29.78% 71,180 19,930 85.10%
Rosni Adam (PAS) 7,884 11.08%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamarudin bin Jaffar, Y.B. Dato' Haji" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Mat Taib, Kamaruddin Jaffar tinggal PAS, masuk PKR" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. 11 Sep 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Taking PAS into the future". The Star (Malaysia). 9 September 2005. Archived from the original on 11 September 2005. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Kamaruddin refutes report". New Straits Times. 24 June 1999. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Remaining 12 still in police custody". New Straits Times. 1 October 1998. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 23 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "New ministers sworn in before King (updated) - Nation | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.