Zakaria Edris

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Zakaria Edris
Ministerial roles (Sabah)
2013–2018Assistant Minister of Housing and Local Government
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly
2004–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
BornSabah, Malaysia
Political partyPPBM (2019–present)
Independent (2018–2019)
UMNO (2016–2018)
Other political
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020–present)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2019–2020)
Barisan Nasional (BN) (2016–2018)

Datuk Zakaria bin Mohd. Edris is a Malaysian politician. He is the incumbent Member of Parliament for Libaran in Sabah. Presently he is a member of Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) from 2019.[1] He had earlier left United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to become an Independent in 2018.[2]

Political career[edit]

In the 2018 election, UMNO fielded him to contest the Libaran parliamentary seat,[3] facing a new candidate Irwanshah Mustapa from the Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) and subsequently won.[4][5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P184 Libaran, Sabah Zakaria Edris (UMNO) 17,799 49.25%2 Irwanshah Mustapa (WARISAN) 17,121 47.37%2 37,091 678 77.74%
Alfian Mansyur (PHRS) 1,223 3.38%
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.
Sabah State Legislative Assembly[7][8][9]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 N41 Gum-Gum, P184 Libaran Zakaria Edris (UMNO) 3,679 75.70% Tan Mui Ling' (keADILan) 1,181 24.30% 5,069 2,498 55.26%
2008 Zakaria Edris (UMNO)
2013 Zakaria Edris (UMNO) 5,548 61.37% Ahmad Thamrin Mohd Jaini (PKR) 3,191 35.30% 9,220 2,357 78.80%
Hassan Hami (STAR) 301 3.33%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mazwin Nik Anis and Joseph Kaos Jr (15 March 2019). "Six Sabah reps who jumped from Umno get Bersatu cards". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ Muguntan Vanar, Stephanie Lee and Natasha Joibi (12 December 2018). "Sabah Umno exodus sees nine of 10 Aduns, five of six MPs leave". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ Poliana Ronnie Sidom (29 April 2018). "Pertukaran kerusi calon BN di Libaran dipersetujui awal" (in Malay). Berita Harian. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  4. ^ Noorasvilla Muhamma (28 April 2018). "Pertembungan tiga penjuru di Libaran" (in Malay). Utusan Borneo. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  5. ^ Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  8. ^ "14th General Election Malaysia (GE14 / PRU14) – Results Overview".
  9. ^ "N53 Senallang". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  10. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Malacca Governor's birthday honours list". The Star. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2018.