Mastura Mohd Yazid

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Mastura Mohd Yazid
مستورة بنت محمد يزيد
Mastura Mohd Yazid.jpg
Mastura in 2018
Ministerial roles
2020–Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Special Functions)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2016–Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born
Mastura binti Mohd Yazid

(1962-08-22) 22 August 1962 (age 60)
Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Federation of Malaya
(now Malaysia)
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
SpouseWan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar
RelationsMohd Yazid Baba (Father)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Kent
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.masturayazid.com
Mastura Mohd Yazid on Facebook
Mastura Mohd Yazid on Parliament of Malaysia

Datuk Mastura binti Mohd Yazid (Jawi مستورة بنت محمد يزيد; born 22 August 1962) is a Malaysian politician. She has served as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Special Functions for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad since August 2021. She served her first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kuala Kangsar since May 2018.

Education[edit]

Mastura graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in Honors from the University of Kent, United Kingdom in 1984. The following year, she continued her studies at the Law School Education Law Council at the Inns of Court, London. 3 years later, she obtained a degree in Shariah Law and Practice at International Islamic University. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of Psychology in Open University of Malaysia.[1]

Career[edit]

Mastura began her career as an advocate and solicitor in 1986. She practiced law at her family's legal firm, Yazid Baba & Partners, run by her father Yazid Baba, the former Negeri Sembilan state assemblymen of Terentang (1974-1986).[2] She has also been a translator since 2007.[1]

Politics[edit]

Mastura is a Member of the UMNO Women's Committee of the Telok Kemang Division, Negeri Sembilan. She often helps her husband Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad do charity work and dedicated to the people of Kuala Kangsar. In addition, Mastura is also active as a member of the Perak State Charity and Welfare Agency (BAIDURI).[1]

In 2016, Mastura was elected as the MP of Kuala Kangsar after she successfully defended the seat in the by-election triggered by the death of the incumbent MP, who was also her husband.[3][4] In the 2018 general election, she was re-elected once again albeit with a decreased majority.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Mastura is a widow of the late Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad. Her husband died on May 5, 2016 as a result of a helicopter crash in Sarawak.[6][7]

Mastura is the mother of four sons - Wan Emir Astar, Wan Imar Izzat, Wan Iskandar and Wan Muhammad Ammar.[8] Her eldest son, Wan Emir Astar was married with Malaysian actress and TV presenter named Mira Filzah.[citation needed]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P067 Kuala Kangsar, Perak[9][10][11]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2016 Mastura Mohd Yazid (UMNO) 12,653 54.37% Najihatussalehah Ahmad (PAS) 5,684 24.42% 23,523 6,969 71.39%
Ahmad Termizi Ramli (AMANAH) 4,883 20.98%
2018 Mastura Mohd Yazid (UMNO) 12,102 40.26% Ahmad Termizi Ramli (AMANAH) 11,371 37.83% 30,701 731 83.08%
Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah (PAS) 6,583 21.90%

Honour[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mastura Yazid".
  2. ^ Gomez, Edmund Terence; Osman, Mohamed Nawab Mohamed (8 October 2019). Malaysia's 14th General Election and UMNO's Fall: Intra-Elite Feuding and the Pursuit of Power. Routledge. ISBN 9781000692624. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "BN eyes sympathy votes for widow". The Straits Times. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Mastura's first day at work as Kuala Kangsar MP". The Star Online. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ "GE14 And Perak". Ipoh Echo. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ "MP joked about copter not flying if he ate too much". Free Malaysia Today. 6 May 2016. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Copter crash: Tragedy strikes fear among campaigners". The Star Online. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  8. ^ Ibu tabah ditohmah: Wan Emir Astar Borneo Post
  9. ^ "Malaysia's Sungai Besar, Kuala Kangsar by-elections: Barisan Nasional sweeps to victory". The Straits Times. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "Tengku Zafrul antara 6 penerima Darjah Kebesaran Pangkat Pertama sempena Hari WP". MalaysiaGazette (in Malay). 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)