John Fernandez (Malaysian politician)

John Fernandez (Tamil: ஜொஹ்ன் பெர்னாண்டஸ்) (born 9 December 1941) was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Seremban constituency in the state of Negeri Sembilan from 2008 to 2013. He was a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) in the formerly Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition.

John Fernandez
ஜொஹ்ன் பெர்னாண்டஸ்
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byHon Choon Kim (MCABN)
Succeeded byLoke Siew Fook (DAPPR)
Personal details
Born (1941-12-09) 9 December 1941 (age 81)
Selangor, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyDAPPakatan Rakyat
OccupationPolitician

He was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 election winning the seat of Seremban from the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1]

Ahead of the 2013 election, he quit the DAP, protesting the lack of Indians being fielded as party election candidates, and recontested Seremban as an independent candidate.[2] He lost to the candidate of his former party, Loke Siew Fook, after obtaining only 221 votes out of the 87,632 total votes cast, losing his deposit.[3]

Election resultsEdit

Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly[4][5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 N23 Jimah, P108 Rasah John Fernandez (PPPM) 64 0.66% Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 4,571 46.82% 9,762 224 78.33%
M Kuppusamy (DAP) 4,795 49.12%
2004 N33 Port Dickson, P132 Telok Kemang John Fernandez (DAP) 3,061 36.63% Rajagopalu Thamotharapillay (MIC) 4,954 59.29% 8,356 1,893 68.44%
Parliament of Malaysia[1][3][4][5][6]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P128 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan John Fernandez (DAP) 32,970 53.18% Yu Chok Tow (MCA) 29,022 46.82% 64,437 3,948 76.10%
2013 John Fernandez (IND) 221 0.26% Loke Siew Fook (DAP) 45,628 53.12% 87,617 12,553 85.64%
Yeow Chai Thiam (MCA) 33,075 38.52%
Abd Halim Abdullah (Berjasa) 6,866 8.00%
Bujang Abu (IND) 83 0.10%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  2. ^ Bendahara, Alang. "Ex-Seremban MP John Fernandez quits DAP". NST. Archived from the original on 24 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malaysia. "Pilihan Raya Umum Malaysia 13 – Kedudukan kerusi bagi parlimen: P128 Seremban". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  6. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.