Mohd Rashid Hasnon

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Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon
محمد راشد بن حسنون
Rashid Hasnon 1 (cropped).jpg
Exco roles (Penang)
2013–2018Deputy Chief Minister
2013–2018Chairman of the International Trade, Industrial Development, Entrepreneur and Co-operatives Development and Community Relations
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Penang State Legislative Assembly
2013–2018People's Justice Party
Other roles
2018–Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
Personal details
Born
Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon

(1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 62)
Muar, Johor, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPKR (2001-2020)
BERSATU (since 2020)
Other political
affiliations
BA (2001-2004)
PR (2008-2015)
PH (2015-2020)
PN (since 2020)
Spouse(s)Nor Azizah Haron
Children5
ResidenceSemerah, Batu Pahat District
EducationRoyal Military College
Alma materUniversity of Sheffield, National University of Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.rashidhasnon.com

Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon (Jawi: محمد راشد بن حسنون; born 2 January 1960) is a Malaysian politician who has served Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat I since July 2018 under Speakers Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof and Azhar Azizan Harun and Member of Parliament (MP) for Batu Pahat since May 2018. He served as Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang, Member of the Penang State Executive Council (EXCO) under former Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pantai Jerejak from May 2013 to May 2018. He is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the federal ruling but state opposition Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition and was a member of People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the federal opposition but state ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He is also Chairman of the World Women Organisation.

Early years, education and career[edit]

Rashid Hasnon was born in Muar, Johor Bahru to Hasnon and Tek. He was educated in Muar High School and later went to Royal Military College, Sungai Besi. He completed his A-Levels in Southampton Technical College, United Kingdom. He obtained a degree in BSc. Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. He studied his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at National University of Malaysia. Rashid began his first job at Pernas NEC in 1984. He held the position as the head of planning department in Motorola in 1987. He became the chairman of Personal Managers Group which manages all company that is governed under Free Industrial Zone (FTZ) at Bayan Lepas in 2006. He married Datin Hajjah Nor Azizah bt Haron in 1982 and has 5 children.

Political career[edit]

Rashid became the chairman of GERAK Penang in 1999. In 2001, he held the position as PKR State Treasurer. He was one of the founding members of PKR in Penang and has been serving as vice-chairman of Penang State PKR, the opposition party then in Malaysia.

He was elected as Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Pantai Jerejak in 2013 election with a bigger majority vote than his predecessor and was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister 1 of Penang. He was sworn into the position which was assigned to PKR since Pakatan Rakyat took over Penang on 9 May 2013 to succeed Dato' Mansor Othman.[1] Rashid was also the Penang State Executive Council Member in the portfolio of Industrial Development & International Trade, Entrepreneurial Development, Cooperative and Community Relation.[2] He was also the deputy-chairman of Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) board of directors.[3] He was also the Deputy Chairman of Penang Development Corporation (PDC).

In May 2018 election, he went back to his home state Johor and contested the parliamentary seat of Batu Pahat. He successfully defeated his opponents from BN and PAS with majority of 17,894.

International assistance mission[edit]

Rashid had joined the team of volunteers to Aceh and Meulaboh to help victims of tsunami in 2004. In 2009, he led a mission to help Muslims in Cambodia and Southeast Asian countries. In addition, as the chairman of International JIM national, he did not miss out on a relief mission in Gaza (2011) with a Malaysian non-governmental organization, Islamic Organisations Consultative Council (MAPIM), among the earliest mission to bring aid to Gaza after the Mavi Marmara incident.

Controversies[edit]

On 22 January 2019, Rashid had purportedly asked to deliver a speech text by the organisers in the event of the launch of the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband project in Shah Alam which wrongly implicated him and he was mistakenly thought to be representing Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who could not attend it. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister said in a statement later that Dr Wan Azizah had never approved the speech text that was delivered and had also not delegated anyone to read out the text of the speech at the event.[4] It also denied that the government would extend its full cooperation to the implementation of the EM-IIG project.[5] Rashid had denied that he represented the Deputy Prime Minister at the event. He demanded the organisers to act immediately to correct the situation and clear his name of any confusion or he would consider legal action against them.[6]

Election results[edit]

Penang State Legislative Assembly[7][8][9][10]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 N36 Pantai Jerejak, P52 Bayan Baru Mohd Rashid Hasnon (PKR) 11,805 64.66% Wong Mun Hoe (Gerakan) 6,451 35.34% 18,464 5,354 85.64%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P150 Batu Pahat, Johor Mohd Rashid Hasnon (PKR) 45,929 55.92%
Halizah Abdullah (UMNO) 28,035 34.13% 83,234 17,894 84.81%
Mahfodz Mohamed (PAS) 8,173 9.95%

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Questions linger over choice of Rashid Hasnon as Penang DCM (I)". The Edge. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Penang exco 2.0' sworn in, newcomer Rashid and Ramasamy made DCMs". The Edge. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Rashid Hasnon". Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ Adam Aziz (23 January 2019). "DPM did not say govt supports EM-IIG project". The Edge Markets. Bernama. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ "DPM never approved speech delivered at Internet gateway project launch (Updated)". The Sun Daily. Bernama. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ Sira Habibu (22 January 2019). "Deputy Speaker denies representing DPM, warns of legal action over Internet gateway project launch speech". The Star. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Results only available from the 2004 election (GE11).
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Pandikar Amin heads honour roll". The Star. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2018.