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Preceded by
  
Che'ri Md Daud

Name
  
Nasarudin Hashim

Preceded by
  
Mat Basir Rahmat

Role
  
Politician

Occupation
  
Politician

Succeeded by
  
Religion
  
Sunni Islam


Nasarudin Hashim AzmanShahidin on Twitter Yesterday with YB Dato Nasarudin Hashim

Born
  
20 July 1950 (age 73) Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) (
1950-07-20
)

Political party
  
UMNO – Barisan Nasional (People's Justice Party from 25 January 2009 to 4 February 2009)

Similar People
  
Anwar Ibrahim, Abdul Razak Hussein, Zainal Abidin Ahmad

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Nasarudin Hashim (born 20 July 1950) is a Malaysian politician. A member of the Perak State Legislative Assembly, he is known for his key role in the constitutional crisis in the state in 2009. His defection from the People's Justice Party (PKR) to the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)—days after he had defected the other way—helped cause the collapse of the Pakatan Rakyat government of which PKR was a component party.

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Nasarudin was first elected to the assembly in 2004, as an UMNO member representing the seat of Parit. He was re-elected to the assembly in 2008, albeit for a different seat, Bota. In the 2008 election, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition took power in Perak, consigning Nasarudin's UMNO to opposition for the first time in the state's history. On 25 January 2009, Nasarudin announced his defection to PKR, thus boosting the Pakatan Rakyat's narrow majority in the assembly. He claimed it was a "brave" decision that had the support of his constituents. His move was followed by the defection of eight UMNO branches in his constituency. However, in early February, Nasarudin defected back to UMNO. Joined by three other Pakatan Rakyat MPs, the defection gave the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional coalition the numbers to return to government. Nasarudin said his reversal was to ensure the "stability" of government in Perak.

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