Rubiah Wang

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Rubiah Wang
PMW MP
رابعة بنت واڠ
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
Assumed office
10 December 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
MinisterAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAbdul Rahman Mohamad
(Deputy Minister of Rural Development I)
Hasbi Habibollah
(Deputy Minister of Rural Development II)
ConstituencyKota Samarahan
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Samarahan
Assumed office
5 May 2013
Preceded bySulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib
(BNPBB)
Majority17,401 (2013)
16,992 (2018)
29,445 (2022)
Personal details
Born
Rubiah binti Wang
Political partyParti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
(since 2018)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(aligned:2020–2022)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(aligned:since 2022)
OccupationMember of Parliament

Rubiah binti Wang (Jawi: رابعة بنت واڠ) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi since December 2022 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kota Samarahan since May 2013. She is a member of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), a component party of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GRS) and formerly Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.

Background[edit]

Rubiah Wang graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) with a Bachelor in Social Sciences. She began her career as a teacher at SMK Openg from 1992 to 1994. She then worked as a Sarawak Administrative Officer until 2006, before being promoted to the position of District Officer of Asajaya in 2007. In 2013, she resigned and participated in the 13th Malaysian General Election, running for the Kota Samarahan constituency.[1]

Political career[edit]

She was first elected to Parliament in the 2013 general election after winning the Kota Samarahan federal seat. She was reelected as the MP for Kota Samarahan in the 2018 and 2022 general elections.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[2]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P197 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak Rubiah Wang (PBB) 24,202 78.06% Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus (PAS) 6,801 21.94% 31,612 17,401 82.85%
2018 Rubiah Wang (PBB) 25,070 69.90% Sopian Julaihi (AMANAH) 8,078 22.52% 36,551 16,992 78.94%
Zulkipli Ramzi (PAS) 2,719 7.58%
2022 Rubiah Wang (PBB) 42,278 76.71% Abg Abdul Halil Abg Naili (AMANAH) 12,833 23.29% 56,238 29,445 67.02%

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candidate Profile: P197 Rubian Wang - MYVotes13 - GE13 Coverage by Borneo Post Online". ge13.theborneopost.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  3. ^ "Johor's Hasni Mohammad leads list of 2022 Federal Territory Day award recipients". The Star. 8 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)