Budiman Mohd Zohdi and Mastura Mohd Yazid took their oath as the new Member of Parliament for Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, respectively in Parliament today.
The swearing-in ceremony was held before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia .
Budiman, 44, who is also Sungai Panjang assemblyman, won the Sungai Besar parliamentary seat with a majority of 9,191 votes in a by-election held last June 18 following the death of its incumbent, Tan Sri Noriah Kasnon, also of Barisan Nasional, in a helicopter crash in Sarawak on May 5.
Budiman, born in Kampung Sungai Limau, Sungai Besar, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and a master’s degree in communication from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Meanwhile, Mastura, 55, won the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat with a majority of 6,969 votes in a by-election held on the same day following the death of her husband, Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, who was also killed in the helicopter crash.
The woman, with four children, is a Lincoln’s Inn graduate and has been practicing as a lawyer for the past six years.