|Deputy Minister of Human Resources|
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
|Monarchs||Muhammad V |
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Ismail Abdul Muttalib|
|Succeeded by||Awang Hashim|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Pokok Sena
8 March 2008 – 19 November 2022
|Preceded by||Abdul Rahman Ibrahim |
|Succeeded by||Ahmad Saad Yahya |
|Majority||5,731 (2008) |
29 November 1999 – 21 March 2004
|Preceded by||Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman |
|Succeeded by||Abdul Rahman Ibrahim |
Mahfuz bin Omar
25 August 1957
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) |
National Trust Party (AMANAH)
|Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) |
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Gagasan Sejahtera (GS)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
|Mahfuz Omar on Parliament of Malaysia|
Mahfuz bin Omar (Jawi: محفوظ بن عمر; born 25 August 1957) is a Malaysian politician who served as Deputy Minister of Human Resources in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister M. Kulasegaran from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020 as well as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pokok Sena from November 1999 to March 2004 and again from March 2008 to November 2022. He is a member of National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the PH coalition and was a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), then a component party of the Gagasan Sejahtera (GS), Pakatan Rakyat (PR), Barisan Alternatif (BA) and Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU) coalitions.
Mahfuz was the head of Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) youth wing from 1999 to 2003. Under his leadership, PAS Youth was a progressive voice within PAS, advocating for the party to join the Barisan Alternatif coalition with the Democratic Action Party (DAP) and the People's Justice Party (PKR). Mahfuz's leadership of PAS was the culmination of a long period of his activism within the party. He and a group of other PAS politicians were detained under the Internal Security Act in 1985, a period of intense and often violent hostility between PAS and the governing United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He was briefly jailed again in 2000 for participating in an unauthorised protest rally against an Israeli cricket team visiting Malaysia.
Mahfuz was elected to Parliament in 1999 but was defeated in the 2004 election by Abdul Rahman Ibrahim of the governing Barisan Nasional coalition. Mahfuz won back the seat at the 2008 election with a majority of 5,371 votes. He was re-elected in 2013, while all other PAS parliamentary candidates in Kedah were defeated.
On 30 December 2017, Mahfuz had announced his decision to quit PAS which he had joined 34 years ago on 12 March 1984. On 15 March 2018, Mahfuz declared he had joined AMANAH, a splinter party of PAS.
In the 2018 general election, Mahfuz again retained the Pokok Sena seat but as the AMANAH of Pakatan Harapan candidate for the first time.
|1990||P041 Permatang Pauh, Penang||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||7,643||24.31%||Anwar Ibrahim (UMNO)||23,793||75.69%||31,740||16,150||78.32%|
|1995||P008 Pokok Sena, Kedah||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||20,667||44.98%||Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman (UMNO)||25,285||55.02%||49,494||4,618||77.45%|
|1999||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||27,466||53.55%||Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman (UMNO)||23,829||46.45%||52,779||3,637||77.47%|
|2004||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||22,440||43.00%||Abdul Rahman Ibrahim (UMNO)||29,740||57.00%||53,035||7,300||80.27%|
|2008||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||29,687||55.34%||Abdul Rahman Ibrahim (UMNO)||23,956||44.66%||55,318||5,731||79.44%|
|2013||Mahfuz Omar (PAS)||36,198||52.87%||Shahlan Ismail (UMNO)||32,263||47.13%||69,524||3,935||86.14%|
|2018||Mahfuz Omar (AMANAH)||28,959||40.93%||Said Ali Said Rastan (UMNO)||18,390||25.99%||71,910||5,558||82.76%|
|Radhi Mat Din (PAS)||23,401||33.08%|
|2022||Mahfuz Omar (AMANAH)||20,524||23.34%||Ahmad Saad Yahaya (PAS)||52,275||59.44%||88,976||31,751||76.58%|
|Noran Zamini Jamaluddin (UMNO)||14,523||16.51%|
|Noraini Md Salleh (WARISAN)||622||0.71%|
|2023||N14 Alor Mengkudu||Mahfuz Omar (AMANAH)||8,832||31.81%||Muhamad Radhi Mat Din (PAS)||18,936||68.19%||27,885||10,104||72.70%|
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