|Preceded by Wong Kam Hoong (MCA)|
Name Zahrain Hashim
Succeeded by Sim Tze Tzin
Religion Sunni Islam
|Born 12 November 1955 (age 60)
Penang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) (1955-11-12) |
Party United Malays National Organisation
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Political party PKR, Independent, UMNO
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Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim (born 12 November 1955) is a Malaysian politician. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bayan Baru constituency in Penang, Malaysia.
Zahrain was elected to Parliament in the 2008 election as a member of the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR). As Chairman of the Penang division of PKR, he had been criticised by his Pakatan Rakyat coalition partner, the Democratic Action Party, for speaking out against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. In January 2010, he attacked Lim as being a "dictator, a chauvinist and communist-minded", citing what Zahrain saw as a failure by Lim to deliver on his election promises. He subsequently left PKR to sit in Parliament as an independent before joining the governing United Malays National Organisation. After leaving Parliament at the 2013 election, Zahrain was appointed as Malaysia's ambassador to Indonesia.