Mujahid Yusof Rawa

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This is a Malay name; the name Yusof is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Mujahid.
Yang Berhormat Dato Dr.
Mujahid Yusof Rawa
MP
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Parit Buntar, Perak
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Abdul Hamid Ngah (UMNOBN)
Personal details
Born Mujahid bin Yusof
(1964-10-25) 25 October 1964 (age 52)
Penang, Malaysia
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Dato' Dr. Mujahid bin Yusof (born 25 October 1964), commonly referred to as Mujahid Yusof Rawa, is a Malaysian politician and is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Parit Buntar constituency in Perak. He is a member of the Parti Amanah Negara.

During the 12th general election and 13th general election, he won as the candidate of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.[1]

Mujahid was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Parit Buntar from the ruling UMNO party.[2] In the 2004 election he had been defeated for the Tasek Gelugor constituency in Penang.[3]

Mujahid is the son of former PAS President Yusof Rawa and has a PhD in Political Science.[4] Rawa has spoken of transforming PAS, an Islamic party, into a multi-racial party.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[2]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct
1999 P124 Jasin, Malacca Mujahid Yusof Rawa (PAS) 12,947 35% Abu Zahar Ithnin (UMNO) 23,638 65%
2004 P042 Tasek Gelugor, Penang Mujahid Yusof Rawa (PAS) 11,828 34% Mohd Shariff Omar (UMNO) 22,011 64%
2008 P057 Parit Buntar, Perak Mujahid Yusof Rawa (PAS) 21,221 60% Abdul Raman Suliman (UMNO) 13,670 38%
2013 Mujahid Yusof Rawa (PAS) 26,015 59% Muaamar Ghadafi Jamal Jamaludin (UMNO) 17,539 40%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Y.B. Dr." (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008 (2004 results)". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Game for laughs". The Star (Malaysia). 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Yoong, Sean (17 November 2008). "Malaysian Islamic party to open up to non-Muslims". Associated Press, through Taiwan News. Retrieved 2 January 2010.