Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff

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Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff

سيتي زايله بنت محمد يوسف
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Rantau Panjang, Kelantan
Assumed office
2008
Preceded byAbdul Fatah Harun (PAS)
Personal details
Born
Siti Zailah binti Mohd Yusoff

(1963-10-12) 12 October 1963 (age 55)
Kelantan, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
OccupationPolitician
Websitesitizailah.blogspot.com
Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff on Parliament of Malaysia

Hajjah Siti Zailah binti Mohd Yusoff (Jawi: سيتي زايله بنت محمد يوسف; born 12 October 1963) is a Malaysian politician and the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Rantau Panjang constituency in Kelantan. She is a member of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and the head of the party's women's wing.[1]

Political career[edit]

She was elected to the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia for Rantau Panjang in the 2008 general election.[2] Before her election she was a Senator for Kelantan, an appointed position.[3] She won the seat again in the 2013 general election.

In 2011 she was elected as the head of PAS Muslimat, the women's wing of PAS. She retained the post in the 2013 party elections.[4]

Controversies[edit]

In July 2014, after the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Siti Zailah stated that in light of the possibility of "Allah's wrath" Malaysia Airlines should stop serving alcohol and revise the dress code of the female flight attendants, and especially so for Muslim females. Empower, the non-governmental organization criticized her statements, accusing them of being "insensitive and irrelevant".[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P23 Rantau Panjang, Kelantan[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS) 19,344 54.57% Mohd Afandi Yusoff (UMNO) 14,858 41.91% 35,451 4,486 78.11%
Isma Airfath Hassanuddin (IND) 330 0.93%
2013 Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS) 23,724 56.57% Ghazali Ismail (UMNO) 17,448 41.61% 41,934 6,362 79.27%
2018 Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS) 24,581 50.82% Abdullah Mat Yasim (UMNO) 18,431 38.10% 49,639 6,150 75.08%
Wan Shah Jihan Wan Din (AMANAH) 5,361 11.08%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Siti Zailah binti Mohd Yusoff, Y.B. Puan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Kelantan Continues To Add Colour To Local Politics". Bernama. 24 February 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Siti Zailah retains PAS Muslimat top post". The Star. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  5. ^ Hodal, Kate. "MH370 families offer to counsel bereaved relatives of MH17 victims" (Archived 3 August 2014 at WebCite). The Guardian. 27 July 2014. Retrieved on 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 27 May 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 19 April 2013. Results only available from the 2004 election (GE11).
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.Results only available for the 2013 election.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.