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Web Archive Mohd Puad Zarkashi

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  • Mohd Puad Zarkashi


  • "(This is a Malay name; the name Zarkashi is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Puad.) Dr. Haji Mohd Puad Zarkashi (born 7 July 1957) was the Member of Parliament for the Batu Pahat constituency in the state of Johor from 2008 to 2013. He was elected at the 2008 election for the seat previously held by UMNO's Junaidy Abdul Wahab. He had previously been a Senator. In April 2008, Puad called for the resignation of then Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after UMNO's performance in the 2008 election. When Najib Razak replaced Abdullah as Prime Minister in April 2009, Puad was appointed a Deputy Education Minister. In September 2012, Puad stated his belief that homosexuals could be identified through various means including the use of 'V-Neck and sleeveless clothing' as well as a person's personal preference for 'tight and light-colored clothing'. He stated that these characteristics were 'symptoms' which would allow parents to spot whether or not their son may be a homosexual, supporting the need to discipline them into turning straight 'like it's a disease which can be cured' – a stance that is also endorsed by Malaysia's Education Ministry because they believe that this could actually affect one's ability to learn. Puad served one term in Parliament, after being defeated in the 2013 election by Mohd Idris Jusi of the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR). Despite his defeat, he was re-elected to UMNO's 25-member Supreme Council later in the year. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy conferred by the University of Hull. He is of Banjar descent." -- Summary retrieved on October 7, 2019

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