Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir

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Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir
محمد انوار بن محمد طاهر
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Deputy Minister of Works
In office
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchsMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterBaru Bian
Preceded byRosnah Shirlin
Succeeded byShahruddin Md Salleh
1st Secretary-General of the
National Trust Party
In office
16 September 2015 – 11 December 2019
PresidentMohamad Sabu
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMohd Hatta Ramli
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Temerloh
In office
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byNasrudin Hassan (PAS)
Succeeded bySalamiah Mohd Nor (PN-PAS)
Majority1,904 (2018)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–2022Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
Mohd Anuar bin Mohd Tahir

1952 (age 70–71)
Beseri, Perlis, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia).
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
People's Justice Party (PKR)
Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
National Trust Party (AMANAH)
(since 2015)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Alma materMARA Institute of Technology
Morehead State University
WebsiteOfficial website

Datuk Wira Mohd Anuar bin Mohd Tahir (Jawi: محمد انوار بن محمد طاهر) is a Malaysian politician who served as Deputy Minister of Works in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister Baru Bian from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Temerloh from May 2018 to November 2022. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the PH opposition coalition and was a member of the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), then component party of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition, the People's Justice Party (PKR), then component party of the Barisan Alternatif (BA) opposition coalition as well as the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. He also served as the 1st and founding Secretary-General of AMANAH from September 2015 to December 2019.[1]


Mohd Anuar was born in 1952 at Beseri, Perlis, and received his early education at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Beseri. He studied and graduated his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at MARA Institute of Technology (ITM). He later obtained his master's degree in Sociology at Morehead State University, United States (1985–1986).[2]

During his time as a student at ITM, Mohd Anuar started involving in youth Non-governmental organizations (NGO) like Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) and others.[2]


Mohd Anuar was a United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) before quits following dismissal of Anwar Ibrahim from the party in 1998. He was then appointed as the first secretary general of People's Justice Party (KeADILan) in 1999, but somehow he shifted by joining Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in 2003 and was selected as a Central Working Committee member of PAS.[2]

However Mohd Anuar was one of the moderate and progressive PAS leaders referred to as G18 who were ousted at the 2015 PAS leadership election[3][4][5] that led them to launch the new splinter party, AMANAH with Mohd Anuar as its first secretary general.[6][7][8][9]


Mohd Anuar made his debut contesting in the 1999 general election as a KeADILan candidate the parliamentary seat of Padang Besar, Perlis. He also contested before the Perlis State Legislative Assembly seats of Beseri in the 2004 general election, Bintong in the 2008 general election and Santan in the 2013 general election representing PAS. But he lost in all his attempts until he contested and won in the 2018 general election the parliamentary seat of Temerloh in Pahang as an AMANAH candidate.[2]

Election results[edit]

Perlis State Legislative Assembly[10][11][12]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N2 Beseri Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (PAS) 1,621 31.04% Zahidi Zainul Abidin (UMNO) 3,492 66.87% 5,222 1,871 78.59%
2008 N6 Bintong Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (PAS) 2,772 36.22% Md Isa Sabu (UMNO) 4,882 63.78% 7,864 2,110 83.78%
2013 N5 Santan Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (PAS) 3,125 42.61% Sabry Ahmad (UMNO) 4,209 57.39% 7,449 1,084 88.63%
Parliament of Malaysia[10][11][13][14]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1999 P001 Padang Besar, Perlis Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (KeADILan) 9,867 40.68% Azmi Khalid (UMNO) 14,386 59.32% 25,347 4,519 78.04%
2018 P088 Temerloh, Pahang. Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir (AMANAH) 23,998 39.31% Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin (UMNO) 22,094 36.19% 62,204 1,904 82.85%
Md Jusoh Darus (PAS) 14,734 24.13%
Mohd Khaidir Ahmad (IND) 178 0.29%
Muhd Fakhrudin Abu Hanipah (IND) 46 0.08%


See also[edit]

Seventh Mahathir cabinet


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  2. ^ a b c d "Anuar Tahir, tulang belakang di sebalik penubuhan PKR dan Amanah" (in Malay). Bernama. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  3. ^ FMT Reporters (31 August 2015). "Seven rebel MPs ditch PAS for breakaway GHB". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  4. ^ Rahmah Ghazali (31 August 2015). "GHB announces setting up of Parti Amanah Negara". The Star Online. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  5. ^ Adrian Lai (31 August 2015). "GHB to form new Islamic party under existing political vehicle". New Straits Times. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  6. ^ Jennifer Gomez (13 July 2015). "'Purged' PAS leaders launch splinter movement". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  7. ^ Ram Anand (31 August 2015). "GHB to take over dormant Workers Party". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  8. ^ Khairunnisa Kasnoon (31 August 2015). "Parti Amanah Negara jadi wadah politik GHB". Astro Awani. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  9. ^ "GHB ambil alih Parti Pekerja Malaysia". Berita Harian. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  12. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  13. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  14. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  15. ^ "65 terima Darjah, Bintang dan Pingat Kebesaran Negeri Melaka" (in Malay). Bernama. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.