Mujahid Yusof Rawa
Mujahid Yusof Rawa
مجاهد بن يوسف
|Minister in the Prime Minister's Department|
|Assumed office |
2 July 2018
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Jamil Khir Baharom|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
for Parit Buntar
|Assumed office |
8 March 2008
|Preceded by||Abdul Hamid Ngah (UMNO–BN)|
Mujahid bin Yusof
25 October 1964
|Political party||Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) (until 2015)|
National Trust Party (AMANAH) (2015-present)
|Alma mater||University of Malaya|
University Putra Malaysia
Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid bin Yusof (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 of Malaysia for the Parit Buntar constituency in Perak. He is a member of the Parti Amanah Negara (AMANAH), a component party in Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.
Mujahid is the son of former Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) President Yusof Rawa and has a PhD in Political Science. Rawa being a progressive party leader has spoken of transforming PAS, an Islamic party, into a multi-racial party. 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) 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.
Mujahid was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Parit Buntar in Perak. During the 2013 general election, he won and reelected as the candidate of PAS in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition. In 2018 general election, he retained the seat as AMANAH candidate with Pakatan Harapan coalition. Subsequently on 2nd July 2018, he has been appointed as Minister in the Prime Minister's Department for Religious Affairs.
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