Shabudin Yahaya

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Shabudin Yahaya
شاب الدين بن يحي
Ministerial roles
2020–2021Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Penang State Legislative Assembly
2004–2013Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2020Chairman of FELCRA Berhad
2021–Chairman of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
Personal details
Shabudin bin Yahaya

(1965-11-12) 12 November 1965 (age 55)
Penang, Malaysia[nb 1]
Political partyPPBM (2019–present)
Independent (2018–2019)
UMNO (until 2018)
Other political
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020–present)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2019–2020)
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)

Shabudin bin Yahaya (Jawi: شاب الدين بن يحي; born 12 November 1965) is a Malaysian politician who has been 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 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tasek Gelugor since May 2013. He briefly served as the Chairman of FELCRA Berhad from May 2020 to his appointment as a Deputy Minister in July 2020. 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 opposes 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]


Shabudin start his speech at 4:24 pm Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+08:00) about what Teo Nie Ching had said previously.[3]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P42 Tasek Gelugor, Penang[4][5][6][7][8][9]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots
Majority Turnout
2013 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 (PPBM) 18,466 35.58% 52,890 81 86.92%
Rizal Hafiz Ruslan (PAS) 14,891 28.69%


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. ^ a b "13th Parliament of the Dewan Rakyat" (PDF). Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  5. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  8. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
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