Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin

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Shamsul Iskandar Md. Akin

شمسول إسكندر @ يوسري بن محمد. اكين
Deputy Minister of Primary Industries
Assumed office
2 July 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterTeresa Kok
Preceded byDatu Nasrun Datu Mansur as Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
ConstituencyHang Tuah Jaya
Vice-President of People's Justice Party
Assumed office
22 August 2014
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Anwar Ibrahim
Youth Chief of People's Justice Party
In office
2007–2014
PresidentWan Azizah Wan Ismail
Anwar Ibrahim
Preceded byMohamad Ezam Mohd Nor
Succeeded byNik Nazmi Nik Ahmad
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Hang Tuah Jaya
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byConstituency established
Majority8,640 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Bukit Katil
In office
6 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byMd Sirat Abu (UMNO-BN)
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Majority5,733 (2013)
Personal details
Born
Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre bin Mohd. Akin

(1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 43)
Malacca General Hospital, Malacca, Malaysia
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Spouse(s)Norzakiah Mohd Tahir
Children3
Alma materInternational Islamic University Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
Websiteshamsuliskandar.wordpress.com

Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre bin Mohd. Akin (Jawi: شمسول إسكندر @ يوسري بن محمد. اكين; born 29 December 1974) is a Malaysian politician. He is the current Member of Parliament for Hang Tuah Jaya; earlier Bukit Katil before 2018 delineation, in Malacca state. He is the Vice-President of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

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.

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,[1] and he defeated Hasmi Hashim in the 2007 election to replace him.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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 in May 16, 2018 and all charges were dropped on grounds that prosecutor failed to prove the case against Shamsul beyond reasonable doubt.[7]

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.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[4][5][8][9][10][11][12][13]
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 P39 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%
Malacca State Legislative Assembly[5][12][13]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 N25 Rim, P139 Jasin Shamsul Iskandar (PKR) 4,765 34.80% Ghazale Muhamad (UMNO) 5,301 38.72% 11,525 536 84.2%
Hjh Kintan Man (PAS) 1,262 9.22%

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://shamsuliskandar.blogspot.com/2006/10/ezam-sah-letak-jawatan-sebagai-ketua.html
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ http://sepangonline.blogspot.com/2007/05/keputusan-pemilihan-angkatan-muda.html
  4. ^ a b "P39 DUNGUN". Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin Blog. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available for P39 DUNGUN in the 2008 election.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Rafizi, Shamsul Iskandar are new PKR veeps". Astro Awani. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Hang Tuah Jaya MP Acquitted Of Participating In 'Blackout 505'". Malaysian Digest. Retrieved 2018-05-20.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  10. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ "PRU-13". Utusan. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  14. ^ "Rina heads list of 419 recipients of Malacca state awards". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.