Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin

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Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin
شمس الإسكندر محمد عقين
Senior Political Secretary to the Prime Minister
Assumed office
23 December 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
Political SecretaryChan Ming Kai
Ahmad Farhan Fauzi
Azman Abidin
Preceded bySyed Mohd Fahmi Sayid Mohammad
(Political Secretary to the Prime Minister)
Deputy Minister of Primary Industries
In office
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
MonarchsMuhammad V
(2018–2019)
Abdullah
(2019–2020)
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterTeresa Kok Suh Sim
Preceded byDatu Nasrun Datu Mansur
(Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities)
Succeeded byWee Jeck Seng
(Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities I)
Willie Mongin
(Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities II)
ConstituencyHang Tuah Jaya
Vice President of the People's Justice Party
In office
22 August 2014 – 16 November 2018
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
2nd Youth Chief of the People's Justice Party
In office
2007–2014
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Preceded byMohamad Ezam Mohd Nor
Succeeded byNik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Hang Tuah Jaya
In office
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAdam Adli
(PHPKR)
Majority8,640 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bukit Katil
In office
5 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byMd Sirat Abu
(BNUMNO)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Majority5,733 (2013)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2013–2018People's Justice Party
2018–2022Pakatan Harapan
Personal details
Born
Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre bin Mohd. Akin

(1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 48)
Malacca General Hospital, Malacca, Malaysia
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
SpouseNorzakiah Mohd Tahir
Children3
Alma materInternational Islamic University Malaysia (LLB)
OccupationPolitician
Websiteshamsuliskandar.wordpress.com
Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin on Facebook

Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre bin Mohd. Akin (Jawi: شمس الإسكندر @ يسري بن محمد عقين; born 29 December 1974) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Senior Political Secretary to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since December 2022.[1] He served as the Deputy Minister of Primary Industries in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and former Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hang Tuah Jaya from May 2018 to November 2022 and for Bukit Katil from May 2013 to May 2018. He is a member and was Information Chief, Spokesperson as well as Vice-President of the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the PH coalition.

Background[edit]

Shamsul Iskandar is married with three children. For his primary education, he went to Sekolah Kebangsaan Kesang Tua. He received his secondary education at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Sultan Muhammad, Melaka before later finished his Upper Secondary at Sultan Alam Shah Islamic College (KISAS). He obtained his law degree in International Islamic University Malaysia.

He is a King Scout.[2]

In university, he was the President of the ASEAN Law Students Association (ALSA) and also the Pro-tem Chairman of Malaysian Law Students Association (MALSA).

Political career[edit]

In 2007, he became the Chief of PKR's youth wing after the leader, Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor, left the post in 2006,[3] and he defeated Hasmi Hashim in the 2007 election to replace him.[4][5]

In 2004 election, he contested the newly created Tangga Batu parliamentary constituency in his home state, Malacca but lost to Idris Haron. Then in the 2008 election, he contested and lost the Dungun parliamentary seat in Terengganu.[6] He was finally elected to federal Parliament in the 2013 election for the seat of Bukit Katil, defeating heavyweight opponent, the Chief Minister of Melaka, Mohd Ali Rustam.[7] In the 2018 election, he managed to retain his Bukit Katil which had change to Hang Tuah Jaya after the 2018 re-delineation but lost the Rim seat of the Malacca State Legislative Assembly.

In 2014 he was elected a vice-president of PKR, alongside Rafizi Ramli, Nurul Izzah Anwar and Tian Chua. He did not re-contest the leadership of PKR's youth wing.[8]

On December 11, 2013 Shamsul Iskandar was charged with being responsible for Malaysia's Post General Election rally 2013 or "Blackout 505", a rally that was held in a restricted area at the compound of University of Malaysia's Ar-Rahman Mosque which happened across 15 cities in Malaysia. After five years he was acquitted on May 16, 2018 and all charges were dropped on grounds that prosecutor failed to prove the case against Shamsul beyond reasonable doubt.[9]

Following the victory of Pakatan Harapan in 14th General Election, he was appointed as the Member of Cabinet assuming the role of Deputy Minister of Primary Industries under the new government led by Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

At the international level, Shamsul Iskandar is also a Board Member of The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund.

In the upcoming 15th General Election, Shamsul Iskandar had expressed his interest to challenge Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for the Bagan Datuk parliamentary seat.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[6][7][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 P136 Tangga Batu,
Melaka
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 7,522 20.64% Idris Haron (UMNO) 26,766 79.36% 42,965 24,444 80.62%
2008 P039 Dungun,
Terengganu
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 24,270 45.34% Matulidi Jusoh (UMNO) 29,264 54.66% 54,464 4,994 83.98%
2013 P137 Bukit Katil,
Melaka
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 46,167 53.30% Mohd Ali Rustam (UMNO) 40,720 46.70% 88,271 5,733 88.77%
2018 P137 Hang Tuah Jaya,
Melaka
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 39,067 51.01% Mohd Ali Rustam (UMNO) 30,427 39.73% 76,583 8,640 86.72%
Md Khalid Kassim (PAS) 7,089 9.26%
2022 P075 Bagan Datuk, Perak Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 16,230 38.78% Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (UMNO) 16,578 39.61% 41,856 348 71.94%
Muhammad Faiz Na'aman (BERSATU) 8,822 21.08%
Tawfik Ismail (Independent) 226 0.54%
Malacca State Legislative Assembly[7][14][15][16]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 N25 Rim,
P139 Jasin
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 4,765 42.06% Ghazale Muhamad (UMNO) 5,301 46.80% 11,525 536 84.20%
Kintan Man (PAS) 1,262 11.14%
2021 N13 Paya Rumput,
P136 Tangga Batu
Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 6,201 36.03% Rais Yasin (UMNO) 6,830 39.68% 17,211 629 65.06%
Muhammad Fariz Izwan Mazlan (BERSATU) 3,972 23.08%
Mohd Jaini Dimon (IND) 127 0.74%
Muhammad Hashidi Mohd Zin (PUTRA) 81 0.47%

Honours[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shamsul Iskandar appointed as PM's senior political secretary". The Star. 23 December 2022. Retrieved 24 December 2022.
  2. ^ "PPM mohon dana khas baiki 12 kem pengakap". PressReader. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Shamsul Iskandar Mohd. Akin: Ezam sah letak jawatan sebagai Ketua AMK".
  4. ^ G. MANIMARAN (2 September 2010). "Ketua AMK: Hasmi cabar Shamsul Iskandar lagi?". The Malaysian Insider. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Sepang OnLine".
  6. ^ a b "P39 DUNGUN". Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin Blog. 12 March 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available for P39 DUNGUN in the 2008 election.
  7. ^ a b c "myundi / Keputusan PRU13 / Melaka (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Rafizi, Shamsul Iskandar are new PKR veeps". Astro Awani. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Hang Tuah Jaya MP Acquitted Of Participating In 'Blackout 505'". Malaysian Digest. Archived from the original on 16 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  11. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  12. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  13. ^ "PRU-13". Utusan. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  14. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  15. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  16. ^ "N.13 PAYA RUMPUT". SPR Dashboard. 7 November 2021. Retrieved 8 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Rina heads list of 419 recipients of Malacca state awards". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.

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