Siti Mariah Mahmud

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This is a Malay name; the name Mahmud is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Siti Mariah.
Yang Berhormat Dr.
Siti Mariah Mahmud
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Raja, Selangor
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by S. Vigneswaran M. Sanasee (MICBN)
Personal details
Born Siti Mariah binti Mahmud
(1958-02-14) 14 February 1958 (age 59)
Kedah, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Citizenship Malaysian
Political party
Children 6
Alma mater Cairo University
University of London
National University of Malaysia
Occupation Politician, lecturer
Religion Sunni Islam

Dr. Siti Mariah binti Mahmud (born 14 February 1958) is a Malaysian politician and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Raja constituency in Selangor. She is a former member of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) party in the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition. Currently she has joined National Trust Party (Amanah).

Mahmud was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election, winning the seat of Kota Raja, which had been held by the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.[1] It was reported that her victory—for the Islamist PAS—came with the support of ethnic Chinese and Indian voters.[2]

In 2005, Siti Mariah was the first female candidate for vice-president of PAS, but her candidacy was defeated.[3] She has subsequently been portrayed as representing the "new dynamic progressive voice" of PAS.[4]

Before entering politics, Siti Mariah was a doctor and lecturer. She has six children.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P111 Kota Raja, Selangor[1]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAS) 16,137 36.57% S. Vigneswaran M. Sanasee (MIC) 24,376 55.24% 44,758 8,239 76.67%
2008 Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAS) 38,630 68.36% S. Vigneswaran M. Sanasee (MIC) 17,879 31.64% 57,323 20,751 79.74%
2013 Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAS) 59,106 64.51% Murugesan Sinnandavar (MIC) 29,711 32.43% 92,719 29,395 87.55%


  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Anwar, Zainah (5 October 2008). "In step with the rakyat". The Star. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rebranding image the key, says new deputy". The Star. 6 June 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Ramanathan, Rathi (9 October 2008). "Doing good by PAS". The Sun (Malaysia). Retrieved 17 January 2010.