Mordi Bimol

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Mordi Bimol
Vice Chairman of the
Democratic Action Party of Sarawak
Assumed office
5 November 2018
Serving with Wong King Wei (2018–2020)
Oscar Ling Chai Yew (2021-present)
ChairmanChong Chieng Jen
Preceded byLeon Jimat Donald
David Wong Kee Woan
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Mas Gading
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded byAnthony Nogeh Gumbek
(BNPDP)
Majority3,024 (2018)
5,840 (2022)
Personal details
Born
Mordi anak Bimol

(1985-01-20) 20 January 1985 (age 38)
Bau, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyDemocratic Action Party (DAP) (2011–present)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2011–2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015–present)
Spouse
Gracella Santianna Yong
(m. 2019)
Parent(s)Francis Bimol Chakravarty
Cathern Labis Basen
Residence(s)Bau, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia
Alma materUniversity of Malaysia, Sarawak
OccupationPolitician

Mordi anak Bimol (born 20 January 1985)[1] is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mas Gading since May 2018. He is a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition. He has also served as the Vice Chairman of DAP of Sarawak since November 2018 and Chairman of DAP of Tasik Biru. In addition, he served as the special assistant to Stampin MP and former Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Mordi completed his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Kawa (Batu Kawa National Secondary School).[1] He later completed his tertiary education at University of Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS), graduating with a degree in aquatic science in 2008.[5][6][4] Mordi worked as a reporter for The Borneo Post's sister publication Utusan Borneo for a brief period.[7]

Political career[edit]

Mordi began his political career when he joined the DAP in 2011.[6] He has served as special assistant to DAP vice chairman and Sarawak state liaison committee chairman Chong Chieng Jen ever since.[4]

In May 2013, Mordi contested in his first election after being selected as the DAP candidate to contest in a four-cornered fight for the Mas Gading federal seat during the 13th Malaysian general election. Whilst campaigning, Mordi was rushed to hospital in Bau after experiencing some difficulty in breathing and chest pain.[4] He eventually finished third in the polls.[8]

In November 2015, Mordi was elected into the 15-member DAP Sarawak state liaison committee.[2]

In April 2016, Mordi was announced as DAP's candidate to contest for the Tasik Biru state seat in the 11th Sarawak state election by Chong during the launch of the party's new operations centre.[9] However, Mordi was unsuccessful in his challenge against his opponent from the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).

On 10 May 2018, Mordi was elected as an MP following the results of the historic 14th Malaysian general election.[8][10] His victory was considered a surprise as in doing so, he managed to defeat the incumbent, Anthony Nogeh Gumbek, who was touted as a heavyweight as the then-caretaker Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry of Malaysia.[7] Later in November 2018, Mordi was elected as vice chairman of DAP's Sarawak state liaison committee alongside Padungan assemblyman (MLA) Wong King Wei.[11][2][12]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P192 Mas Gading Mordi Bimol (DAP) 5,293 26.30% Anthony Nogeh Gumbek (PDP) 8,265 41.06% 20,384 2,156 79.10%
Tiki Lafe (IND) 6,109 30.35%
Patrick Uren (STAR) 462 2.30%
2018 Mordi Bimol (DAP) 12,771 56.71% Anthony Nogeh Gumbek (PDP) 9,747 43.29% 22,822 3,024 77.06%
2022 Mordi Bimol (DAP) 17,274 55.05% Lidang Disen (PDP) 11,794 37.59% 31,379 5,480 66.52%
Ryan Sim Min Leong (PBK) 2,311 7.36%
Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2016 N2 Tasik Biru Mordi Bimol (DAP) 5,634 44.87% Henry @ Harry Jinep (PDP) 6,922 55.13% 12,797 1,288 75.10%

Personal life[edit]

On 10 August 2019, Mordi was married to Gracella Santianna Yong at his hometown Bau.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Overview". facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Tawie, Sulok (8 November 2015). "Chong keeps Sarawak DAP chairman post". Malay Mail. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Work and education". facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mas Gading aspirant rushed to hospital after experiencing breathing difficulties". The Star (Malaysia). 29 March 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ Mering, Raynore; Tawie, Sulok (19 May 2019). "In Sarawak, Dayak voters come of age". Malay Mail. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Mas Gading MP aspirant hopeful of gaining trust of constituents". The Star (Malaysia). 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b Mail, Rintos (10 May 2018). "DAP's Mordi springs big surprise in Mas Gading". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Maklumat Calon dan Kawasan Pilihan Raya P192 MAS GADING Sarawak". Utusan Malaysia (in Malay). 12 May 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. ^ Chia, Jonathan (20 April 2016). "DAP announces Mordi Bimol as its Tasik Biru man". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Keputusan pilihan raya negeri: Sarawak" (in Malay). Kosmo!. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Sarawak 2018–2020". Democratic Action Party. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Chong Chieng Jen re-elected as S'wak DAP chairperson". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 5 November 2018.