Shabudin Yahaya

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Shabudin Yahaya
شهاب الدين بن يحيى
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
(Parliament and Law)
In office
6 July 2020 – 16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
MinisterTakiyuddin Hassan
Preceded byEddin Syazlee Shith
Succeeded byMas Ermieyati Samsudin
ConstituencyTasek Gelugor
Chairman of the Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
Assumed office
11 September 2021
Managing DirectorMohamed Shamir Abdul Aziz
Preceded byLajim Ukin
Chairman of the FELCRA Berhad
In office
14 May 2020 – 29 July 2020
MinisterAbdul Latiff Ahmad
Chief Executive OfficerMohd Nazrul Izam Mansor
Preceded byMohamad Nageeb Abdul Wahab
Succeeded byYamani Hafez Musa
Secretary of the
Government Backbenchers Club
In office
14 September 2021 – 11 June 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
ChairmanTajuddin Abdul Rahman
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byDominic Lau Hoe Chai
Secretary of the
Perikatan Nasional Government Backbenchers Club
In office
5 January 2021 – 16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
ChairmanShahidan Kassim
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tasek Gelugor
In office
5 May 2013 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byNor Mohamed Yakcop
Succeeded byWan Saiful Wan Jan
Majority3,042 (2013)
81 (2018)
Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
for Permatang Berangan
In office
21 March 2004 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byAbd Ro'ni A. Hasan
Succeeded byOmar Haji Abd Hamid
Majority3,910 (2004)
1,985 (2008)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–2022Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Penang State Legislative Assembly
2004–2013Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Shabudin bin Yahaya

(1965-11-12) 12 November 1965 (age 57)
Penang, Malaysia[nb 1]
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU)
(since 2019)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(since 2020)

Shabudin bin Yahaya (Jawi: شهاب الدين بن يحيى; born 12 November 1965) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Chairman of the Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) since September 2021. He served as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Parliament and Law in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Minister Takiyuddin Hassan from July 2020 to August 2021, Secretary of the Government Backbenchers Club (BBC) from September 2021 to June 2022, Secretary of the PN Government Backbenchers Club (PNBBC) from January 2021 to collapse of the PN government in August 2021, Chairman of the FELCRA Berhad briefly from May 2020 to July 2020, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tasek Gelugor from May 2013 to November 2022 and Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Permatang Berangan from March 2004 to May 2013. He is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the PN and formerly Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalitions and was a member of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. After the defeat of BN to PH in the 2018 general election, he resigned from UMNO in 2018 and joined BERSATU in 2019.[1]

Shabudin is also a former Syariah Court judge. He is notable as he controversially opposed an amendment to be added in the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017 and stated that the people who performed statutory rape are able to marry the victim without any punishment.[2]


Debate of Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017[edit]

At about 4:10 pm Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+08:00) on 4 April 2017, Teo Nie Ching, a member of parliament for Kulai had proposed for a new amendment (15A) for the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017, stating that child marriage should be banned. She stated that Malaysia had signed a United Nations resolution during October 2013. Malaysia also had signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 16th article of the treaty writes the freedom to choose a spouse and to enter into marriage only with free and full consent. She emphasised that Malaysian's children cannot have the capacity to have free and full consent because they still cannot smoke cigarette, drive a car and vote until they reached the age of 21.

She later cited that at 30 November 2015, the deputy of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development made a statement that the government does not support marriage under 18, the Prime Minister's Department expressed the serious issues of child marriage on 12 April 2016 and the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Rosmah Mansor stated that the Malaysian have the power to increase the minimum age of marriage from 16 to 18.

She also gave out some cases of adults marrying underage children in Malaysia and claimed that the bride divorced soon after and some of their husband is actually a rapist. The chances of them dying is five times higher than a normal adult woman and they cannot continue their studies after marrying. She stated that the other Islamic country like Algeria, Egypt and Morocco's minimum marriage age is 18 years old and asked why Malaysia cannot be the same as theirs.[3]


On 19 June 2022, he had announced that he will retire from politics to give way for young people.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5][6][7][8][9][10]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 Tasek Gelugor Shabudin Yahaya (UMNO) 24,393 51.53% Abd Rahman Maidin (PAS) 21,351 45.11% 48,121 3,042 89.04%
Mohd. Shariff Omar (IND) 1,590 3.36%
2018 Shabudin Yahaya (UMNO) 18,547 35.73% Marzuki Yahya (BERSATU) 18,466 35.58% 52,890 81 86.92%
Rizal Hafiz Ruslan (PAS) 14,891 28.69%
Penang State Legislative Assembly[11]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct. Opponent(s) Votes Pct. Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Permatang Berangan Shabudin Yahaya (UMNO) 7,791 65.68% Abdul Rahman Salleh (PAS) 3,881 32.72% 11,862 3,910 84.43%
2008 Shabudin Yahaya (UMNO) 7,295 56.97% Arshad Mohammad Saleh (PAS) 5,310 41.46% 12,806 1,985 84.39%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mazwin Nik Anis, Muguntan Vanar and Zakiah Koya (15 December 2018). "Six more MPs leave Umno". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ "MP: Okay for rapists to marry victims, even some 9-year-olds can marry". Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "13th Parliament of the Dewan Rakyat" (PDF). Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Tasek Gelugor MP won't contest in GE15". FMT. 19 June 2022. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  6. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  9. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE-12". Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  12. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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