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Mastura Mohd Yazid
مستورة محمد يزيد
Portrait of Mastura Mohd Yazid
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
(Special Functions)
In office
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
MinisterAbdul Latiff Ahmad
Preceded byHerself
Succeeded byPosition abolished
ConstituencyKuala Kangsar
In office
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
MinisterMohd Redzuan Md Yusof
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHerself
ConstituencyKuala Kangsar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Kangsar
In office
18 June 2016 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byWan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar
Succeeded byIskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid
Majority6,969 (2016)
731 (2018)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2016–2022Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Mastura binti Mohd Yazid

Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya
(now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
SpouseWan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar
RelationsTan Sri Mohd Yazid Baba (Father)
Alma materUniversity of Kent
Mastura Mohd Yazid on Facebook
Mastura Mohd Yazid on Parliament of Malaysia

Datuk Mastura binti Mohd Yazid (Jawi مستورة بنت محمد يزيد) is a Malaysian politician who 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 former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and former Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad from August 2021 to the collapse of the BN administration in November 2022 and the 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 the collapse of the PN administration in August 2021 as well as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kuala Kangsar from June 2016 to November 2022.


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]


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]


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]

Member of Parliament for Kuala Kangsar (2016–2022)[edit]

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] In 2022 general election, she was dropped by the party to contest and instead nominate caretaker Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Bukit Chandan Maslin Sham Razman for the Kuala Kangsar federal seat.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Special Functions (2020–2021 & 2021–2022)[edit]

The 2020–2022 Malaysian political crisis overthrew the democratically elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in February 2020 and formed the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in March 2020 led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin appointed Mastura as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Special Functions on 10 March 2020. The PN government collapsed in August 2021, she lost the position as a result. The BN government led by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob was then returned to replace the PN government, she was reappointed to the position by Ismail Sabri on 30 August 2021, along with many other ministers and deputy ministers in the PN government that were reappointed. As Mastura did not contest in the 2022 general election and stepping down as an MP, she also stepped down from the position and left the government.

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[9][10][11]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2016 P067 Kuala Kangsar, Perak 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%


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mastura Yazid". Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  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. Archived from the original on 13 September 2020. 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.