Mohd Nizar Zakaria

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Mohd Nizar Zakaria
محمد نزار بن زكريا
Member of the
Perak State Executive Council
(Islamic Education, Attitude Development, Co-operatives and Entrepreneur Development :
18 May 2013–12 May 2014)

(Islamic Affairs, Education and Attitude Development :
12 May 2014–12 May 2018)
In office
18 May 2013 – 12 May 2018
MonarchsAzlan Shah
Nazrin Shah
Menteri BesarZambry Abdul Kadir
Preceded byZambry Abdul Kadir
(Islamic Education and Attitude Development)
Hamidah Osman
(Co-operatives and Entrepreneur Development)
Succeeded byAsmuni Awi
(Islamic Affairs and Education)
Wong May Ing
(Attitude Development)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Parit
In office
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byMohd Zaim Abu Hassan
Succeeded byMuhammad Ismi Mat Taib
Majority6,320 (2018)
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byNasarudin Hashim
Succeeded byMohd Zaim Abu Hasan
Majority2,873 (2008)
Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly
for Belanja
In office
5 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byMohd Zaim Abu Hasan
Succeeded byKhairudin Abu Hanipah
Majority2,963 (2013)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–2013Barisan Nasional
2018–2022Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Perak State Legislative Assembly
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Mohd Nizar bin Zakaria

(1969-01-03) 3 January 1969 (age 54)
Perak, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)

Dato' Mohd Nizar bin Zakaria (Jawi: محمد نزار بن زكريا; born 3 January 1969) is a Malaysian politician who served as Member of the Perak State Executive Council (EXCO) in the Barisan Nasional (BN) state administration under former Menteri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir from May 2013 to the collapse of the BN state administration in May 2018, Member of Parliament (MP) for Parit from March 2008 to May 2013 and again from May 2018 to November 2022 and Member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Belanja from May 2013 to May 2018. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party in of the BN coalition.[1]

Nizar was elected to Parliament in the 2008 Malaysian general election for the UMNO held seat of Parit.[2] In June 2010, he was a passenger on the MV Rachel Corrie when it was seized by the Israel Defense Forces while attempting to deliver supplies to Gaza.[3]

For the 2013 Malaysian general election, Nizar left parliament to contest, and eventually won, the Perak State Legislative Assembly seat of Belanja.[4]

Election results[edit]

Perak State Legislative Assembly[5][6][7]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Belanja Mohd Nizar Zakaria (UMNO) 7,691 60.70% Najihatussalehah Ahmad (PAS) 4,728 37.31% 12,671 2,963 84.40%
Parliament of Malaysia[2][5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Parit Mohd Nizar Zakaria (UMNO) 12,399 56.55% Najihatussalehah Ahmad (PAS) 9,526 43.45% 22,598 2,873 78.30%
2018 Mohd Nizar Zakaria (UMNO) 14,035 48.41% Najihatussalehah Ahmad (PAS) 7,715 26.61% 29,547 6,320 82.28%
Ahmad Tarmizi Mohd Jam (AMANAH) 7,240 24.97%
2022 Mohd Nizar Zakaria (UMNO) 15,026 40.02% Nurthaqaffah Nordin (AMANAH) 5,063 13.49% 37,545 2,155 78.36%
Muhammad Ismi Mar Taib (PAS) 17,181 45.76%
Faizol Fadzli Mohamed (PEJUANG) 275 0.73%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mohd Nizar bin Zakaria, Y.B. Tuan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  3. ^ Johnson, Larry (5 June 2010). "Aid ship Rachel Corrie seized by Israel, passengers 'unharmed'". Seattle Post. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ "GE13: Medical doctors and PhD holders contest for seats in Perak". The Star. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum 13 Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri 2013". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  8. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.