|Yang Berbahagia Tuan Haji
|Member of Parliament
for P010 Kuala Kedah, Kedah
29 November 1999 – 21 March 2004
|Preceded by||Zakaria Mohd Said|
|Succeeded by||Hashim Jahaya|
|Member of Parliament
for P024 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
25 April 1995 – 29 November 1999
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Husam Musa|
|Member of Parliament
for P022 Nilam Puri, Kelantan
21 October 1990 – 25 April 1995
|Preceded by||Mat bin Haji Ali|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
14 October 1954 |
Tasek Gelugor, Penang, Malaya (now Malaysia)
Haji Mohamad Sabu (born 14 October 1954), commonly known as Mat Sabu, is a Malaysian politician, formerly serving as the former deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). He was elected to the post in 2011, running on a moderate platform against the conservative incumbent Nasharudin Mat Isa. He had previously served as one of the party's vice-presidents. He was the first non-alim elected to the party's leadership or deputy leadership in over 25 years.
On July 13 2015 he launched a new political movement Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB). On 31 August 2015, Mohamad Sabu announced GHB took over a dormant Malaysian political party, Malaysian Workers' Party after its attempt to form a new party called Parti Progresif Islam (PPI) was rejected by the Home Affairs Ministry which was later rebranded to Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) with himself become its first President.
|1982||Kepala Batas||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||4,115||68.51%||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (UMNO)||16,759||16.82%||25,277||12,644||80.29%|
|Khoo Siew Hoe (DAP)||3,589||14.67%|
|1986||Permatang Pauh||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||7,500||29.44%||Anwar Ibrahim (UMNO)||17,979||70.56%||26,098||10,479||74.82%|
|1990||Nilam Puri||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||19,596||62.05%||Annuar Musa (UMNO)||11,457||36.28%||32,381||8,139||80.42%|
|1995||Kubang Kerian||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||21,377||65.52%||Mat Zin Awang (UMNO)||11,252||34.48%||33,550||10,125||75.74%|
|1999||Kuala Kedah||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||23,548||51.04%||Fauzi Abdul Hamid (UMNO)||22,557||48.90%||46,781||991||76.55%|
|2004||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||26,493||41.85%||Hashim Jahaya (UMNO)||36,707||57.98%||64,332||10,214||81.65%|
|2008||Kuala Terengganu||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||31,934||48.90%||Razali Ismail (UMNO)||32,562||49.87%||66,231||628||82.45%|
|Maimun Yusuf (IND)||685||1.05%|
|2013||Pendang||Mohamad Sabu (PAS)||29,527||47.71%||Othman Abdul (UMNO)||32,165||51.97%||62,649||2,638||89.33%|
Statement over the Bukit Kepong incident
On 21 August 2011 during a speech in Gelugor, Penang, Mohamad Sabu made a statement saying that it was Muhammad Indera and the 200 Malayan Communist Party (CPM) soldiers during the 1950 Bukit Kepong Incident who deserved to be claimed as national heroes and not the police officers who fought to their deaths defending the Bukit Kepong police station, claiming that all police officers during the massacre as the "British officers" and the CPM soldiers are "true national heroes" as they "fought the British". The speech, which video had been widely circulated in YouTube, had caused negative responses, as the statement was regarded as an insult to the family members of the deceased victims, as well as other national heroes not affiliated with the CPM such as the late Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and UMNO founder Dato' Onn Jaafar.
- Habibu, Sira (4 June 2011). "PAS polls result: Mat Sabu is new deputy, ulama lose out". The Star. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Tan, Joceline (5 June 2011). "Uncharted road ahead for PAS". The Star. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Ram Anand (31 August 2015). "GHB to take over dormant Workers Party". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- FMT Reporters (31 August 2015). "Seven rebel MPs ditch PAS for breakaway GHB". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Rahmah Ghazali (31 August 2015). "GHB announces setting up of Parti Amanah Negara". The Star Online. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- "GHB ambil alih Parti Pekerja Malaysia". Berita Harian. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Adrian Lai (31 August 2015). "GHB to form new Islamic party under existing political vehicle". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Khairunnisa Kasnoon (31 August 2015). "Parti Amanah Negara jadi wadah politik GHB". Astro Awani. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Tan, Sharon (2 June 2009). "Mat Sabu likes the "progressive" way". Malaysia Today. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Results only available from the 2013 election.
- "Waris tragedi Bukit Kepong tersinggung" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Mat Sabu's remarks an insult, says Muhyiddin". The Star. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- Bukit Kepong Tragedy: The 25 Policemen Were True Nationalists, Says Karpal, The Malaysian Mirror, 30 August 2011
- "Isu sebenar ceramah Md Sabu" (in Malay). harakahdaily.net. Retrieved 2 September 2011.