Budiman, Mastura sworn in as MPs
BUDIMAN Mohd Zohdi and Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid took their oath as the new member of Parliament for Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar, respectively.
The swearing-in ceremony was held before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri 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 on 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 and a master’s degree in Communications from Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Mastura, 55, won the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat with a majority of 6,969 votes in a byelection 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.
Mastura, who has four children, is a Lincoln’s Inn graduate and practised as a lawyer for six years. – Bernama