Budiman, Mastura sworn-in as Members of Parliament

Oct 17, 2016
Mastura (left), Budiman (centre) took their oath as MP in the presence of Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia (right) today.
Mastura (left), Budiman (centre) took their oath as MP in the presence of Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia (right) today.

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.

Source: Bernama