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Dato' Haji Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon (Jawi: داتو حاجي محمد راشد; born 2 January 1960) is a Malaysian politician from the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), a component of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He is the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Batu Pahat constituency in the state of Johor since 2018, as well as a current Deputy Speaker of the Parliament.


Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon
داتو حاجي محمد راشد

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Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
Assumed office
16 July 2018
Serving with Nga Kor Ming
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
SpeakerMohamad Ariff Md Yusof
Preceded byRonald Kiandee
Ismail Mohamed Said
ConstituencyBatu Pahat
Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang
In office
9 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
GovernorAbdul Rahman Abbas
Chief MinisterLim Guan Eng
Preceded byMansor Othman
Succeeded byAhmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Batu Pahat
Assumed office
10 May 2018
Preceded byMohd Idris Jusi (PKRPH)
Majority17,894 (2018)
Member of the Penang State Legislative Assembly
for Pantai Jerejak
In office
5 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Preceded bySim Tze Tzin (PKRPR)
Succeeded bySaifuddin Nasution Ismail (PKRPH)
Majority5,354 (2013)
Personal details
Born
Mohd Rashid bin Hasnon

(1960-01-02) 2 January 1960 (age 59)
Muar, Johor, Malaysia
CitizenshipMalaysian
Political partyPeople's Justice Party (PKR)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Spouse(s)Nor Azizah Haron
Children5
ResidenceMalaysia
EducationRoyal Military College
Alma materUniversity of Sheffield, National University of Malaysia
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.rashidhasnon.com

Rashid was also the former Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang, Malaysia serving from 2013 to 2018.

Early years, education and careerEdit

Rashid Hasnon was born in Muar, Johor Bahru to Hasnon and Tek. He was educated in Muar High School and later went to Royal Military College, Sungai Besi. He completed his A-Levels in Southampton Technical College, United Kingdom. He obtained a degree in BSc. Control Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. He studied his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at National University of Malaysia. Rashid began his first job at Pernas NEC in 1984. He held the position as the head of planning department in Motorola in 1987. He became the chairman of Personal Managers Group which manages all company that is governed under Free Industrial Zone (FTZ) at Bayan Lepas in 2006. He married Datin' Hajah Nor Azizah bt Haron in 1982 and has 5 children.

Political careerEdit

Rashid became the chairman of GERAK Penang in 1999. In 2001, he held a position as PKR National Treasurer. He is one of the founding members of PKR in Penang and is currently serving as vice-chairman of Penang State PKR, the opposition party then in Malaysia.

He was elected as Penang State Legislative Assemblyman for Pantai Jerejak in 2013 election with a bigger majority vote than his predecessor and was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister I of Penang. He was sworn into the position which was assigned to PKR since Pakatan Rakyat took over Penang on 9 May 2013 to succeed Dato' Mansor Othman.[1] Rashid was also the Penang State Executive Council Member of the portfolio of Industrial Development & International Trade, Entrepreneurial Development, Corporative and Community Relation.[2] He was also the deputy-chairman of Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) board of directors.[3] he was also the Deputy Chairman of Penang Development Corporation (PDC).

In 2018 election, he went back to his home state Johor and contested the parliamentary seat of Batu Pahat. He successfully defeated his opponents from BN and PAS with majority of 17,894.

International assistance missionEdit

Rashid had joined the team of volunteers to Aceh and Meulaboh to help victims of tsunami in 2004. In 2009, he led a mission to help Muslims in Cambodia and Southeast Asian countries. In addition, as the chairman of International JIM national, he did not miss out on a relief mission in Gaza (2011) with a Malaysian non-governmental organization, Islamic Organisations Consultative Council (MAPIM), among the earliest mission to bring aid to Gaza after the Mavi Marmara incident.

ControversiesEdit

On 22 January 2019, Rashid had purportedly asked to deliver a speech text by the organisers in the event of the launch of the Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) High-Speed Broadband project in Shah Alam which wrongly implicated him and he was mistakenly thought to be representing Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who could not attend it. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister said in a statement later that Dr Wan Azizah had never approved the speech text that was delivered and had also not delegated anyone to read out the text of the speech at the event.[4] It also denied that that the government would extend its full cooperation to the implementation of the EM-IIG project.[5] Rashid had denied that he represented the Deputy Prime Minister at the event. He demanded the organisers to act immediately to correct the situation and clear his name of any confusion or he would consider legal action against them.[6]

Election ResultsEdit

Penang State Legislative Assembly[7][8][9][10]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 N36 Pantai Jerejak, P52 Bayan Baru Mohd Rashid Hasnon (PKR) 11,805 63.94% Wong Mun Hoe (Gerakan) 6,451 34.94% 18,464 5,354 85.60%
Parliament of Malaysia[7][11]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P150 Batu Pahat, Johor Mohd Rashid Hasnon (PKR) 45,929 55.18%
Halizah Abdullah (UMNO) 28,035 33.68% 83,234 17,894 84.46%
Mahfodz Mohamed (PAS) 8,173 9.82%

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Questions linger over choice of Rashid Hasnon as Penang DCM (I)". The Edge. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Penang exco 2.0' sworn in, newcomer Rashid and Ramasamy made DCMs". The Edge. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Rashid Hasnon". Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ Adam Aziz (23 January 2019). "DPM did not say govt supports EM-IIG project". Bernama. The Edge Markets. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  5. ^ "DPM never approved speech delivered at Internet gateway project launch (Updated)". Bernama. The Sun Daily. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  6. ^ Sira Habibu (22 January 2019). "Deputy Speaker denies representing DPM, warns of legal action over Internet gateway project launch speech". The Star Online. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  7. ^ a b "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.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. ^ "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Pandikar Amin heads honour roll". The Star. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2018.