Mujahid Yusof Rawa

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Mujahid Yusof Rawa

مجاهد بن يوسف
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Religious Affairs
In office
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyFuziah Salleh
Preceded byJamil Khir Baharom
Succeeded byZulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri
ConstituencyParit Buntar
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Parit Buntar
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded byAbdul Hamid Ngah (UMNOBN)
Majority7,551 (2008)
8,476 (2013)
3,098 (2018)
Personal details
Mujahid bin Yusof

(1964-10-25) 25 October 1964 (age 55)
Penang, Malaysia
Political partyPan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (until 2015)
National Trust Party (AMANAH) (2015-present)
Other political
Barisan Alternatif (BA) (1999-2004)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) (2008-2015)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2015-present)
Spouse(s)Zuraida Husin
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
University Putra Malaysia
Al-Azhar University

Mujahid bin Yusof DGSM DSPN MP (Jawi: مجاهد بن يوسف; born 25 October 1964), commonly referred to as Mujahid Yusof Rawa, is a Malaysian politician and is the Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for the Parit Buntar constituency in Perak. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party in Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Mujahid is the son of former Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) President Yusof Rawa and has a PhD in Political Science.[1] Rawa being a progressive party leader has spoken of transforming PAS, an Islamic party, into a multi-racial party.[2] But he together with a few other progressive leaders referred as G18 was ousted at the 2015 PAS Muktamar and has launched Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB)[3] that founded the new AMANAH party later in 2015.

Mujahid made his debut contesting the parliamentary seat of Jasin, Malacca in the 1999 general election but lost. In the 2004 general election he stood but was defeated for the Tasek Gelugor constituency in Penang.[4]

Mujahid was elected to Parliament in the 2008 general election, winning the seat of Parit Buntar in Perak.[5] During the 2013 general election, he won and reelected as the candidate of PAS in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.[6] In 2018 general election, he retained the seat as AMANAH candidate with Pakatan Harapan coalition. Subsequently on 2 July 2018, he was appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Religious Affairs.

He has been criticized for supporting the Xinjiang re-education camps. On 26 June 2019, during a visit to Xinjiang, he repeated in a Facebook post the Chinese government position that the camps are "vocational and training institution".[7] The next day, on 27 June, he made a speech at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in which he said "false news in China about Muslims being oppressed could trigger a wave of sympathy to the oppressed and affect relationships".[8]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots
Majority Turnout
1999 Jasin Mujahid
Yusof Rawa

12,947 35.39% Abu Zahar

23,638 64.61% 37,467 10,691 77.78%
2004 Tasek Gelugor Mujahid
Yusof Rawa

11,828 34.95% Mohd Shariff

22,011 65.05% 34,551 10,183 83.03%
2008 Parit Buntar Mujahid
Yusof Rawa

21,221 60.82% Abdul Raman
13,670 39.18% 35,592 7,551 78.71%
2013 Mujahid
Yusof Rawa

26,015 59.73% Muaamar Ghadafi
Jamal Jamaludin
17,539 40.27% 44,306 8,476 86.16%
2018 Mujahid
Yusof Rawa

16,753 38.73% Abdul Puhat
Mat Yanan

13,655 31.56% 43,256 3,098 83.6%
Azhar Sharin
12,312 28.46%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Game for laughs". The Star (Malaysia). 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ Yoong, Sean (17 November 2008). "Malaysian Islamic party to open up to non-Muslims". Associated Press, through Taiwan News. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008 (2004 results)". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Y.B. Dr" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
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  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  11. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  12. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  14. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  15. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  16. ^ "Husam kembali bergelar 'datuk', Mujahid Dr Dzul Ahmad Awang 'datuk seri'". MALAYSIADATELINE (in Malay). 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  17. ^ "1,138 terima darjah kebesaran Pulau Pinang". Gokina Morganan (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2018.