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Tajuddin Abdul Rahman

Tajuddin Abdul Rahman

Member of Parliament
Tajuddin Abdul Rahman
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Intro Member of Parliament
Is Politician
From Malaysia
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 17 January 1948
Age 72 years
The details

Biography

Dato' Haji Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (born 17 January 1948) is a Malaysian politician and is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Pasir Salak constituency in the state of Perak. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) partyin the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.
Tajuddin has also served as a member of the State Assembly of Perak, for Kampong Gajah. Kampong Gajah was very close to Botak Kanan near Teluk Intan.
Tajuddin has been described as an "outspoken" member of Parliament. In 2008, he called opposition MP M. Kulasegaran a "bastard" in Parliament and was cited for making sexual innuendos.
On November 24, 2016. A group of Tajuddin supporters from Pasir Salak entered the restricted area of Malaysia Parliament and insulted MP Khalid Samad. Khalid was not hurt as he was shielded by security guards. According to Khalid during a brief press briefing, these guards were receiving punches aimed at MP Khalid himself. Further to that, MP Khalid also hinted that a young man purportedly calling out name who appears to be identifying himself as the son of Tajuddin from Pasir Salak. A video shows the event where MP Khalid was attacked in side the compound of Malaysian Parliament. Tajuddin also made a statement about the MP of Seputih (Teresa Kok) was the only women with a 'Kok'.

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: P73 Pasir Salak, Perak
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (UMNO) 16,928 53% Mustaffa Kamil Ayub (PKR) 14,240 44%
2013 Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (UMNO) 24,875 57% Mustaffa Kamil Ayub (PKR) 17,489 40%
Perak State Assembly: N49 Kampong Gajah
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (UMNO) 10,352 64% Mustafa Shaari (PAS) 5,335 33%

Controversies

He was sacked from Umno in 1995 following allegations that he had paid RM6 million to secure his position as a division chief. who was tied to allegations of corruption in the award of a RM1.3 billion 23-year concession to his company to build the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Tapah campus. He is notorious in making racist remark like, 'to slap’ Chinese citizen who complain outside Malaysia

On 31 March 2016, Tajuddin again courted controversy when he publicly defended Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor for their extravagant lifestyle. He told reporters at Parliament that it is perfectly normal to purchase expensive handbags for significant others to court them. He continues to defend the Prime Minister and his wife's extravagant goods and luxury vacations in response to media reports by whistle-blower Sarawak Report.

On 21 November 2016, Yang Berhormat faced criticism when he said "The only woman with a 'Kok' (slang as vulgar word) is in Seputeh", referring to Teresa Kok, DAP Member of Parliament for Seputeh. However, he was defended by the speaker Ronald Kiandee who dismissed it as a reference to her name, not a vulgarity.

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