Abdul Rahman Dahlan

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This is a Malay name; the name Dahlan is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Abdul Rahman.
Yang Berhormat Dato'
Abdul Rahman Dahlan
Malaysian Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 May 2013
Preceded by Chor Chee Heung (Housing and Local Government)
Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (Urban Wellbeing)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Belud, Sabah
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 March 2008
Preceded by Salleh Tun Said (UMNOBN)
Personal details
Political party UMNOBarisan Nasional
Occupation Politician
Website http://mpkotabelud.blogspot.com/

Dato' Abdul Rahman Dahlan is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government and currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kota Belud constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malay National Organisation party.[1]

Abdul Rahman was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election for the UMNO-held seat of Kota Belud,[2] after UMNO dropped its incumbent member Salleh Tun Said.[3] Before his election he was a party official for UMNO.[4] After his election, Abdul Rahman claimed that the opposition People's Justice Party offered him a bribe to defect from UMNO.[5]

On 16 May 2013, after the 13th General Election he was appointed as Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government under the cabinet of Prime Minister, Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P169 Kota Belud, Sabah[2]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 Abdul Rahman Dahlan (UMNO) 17,842 52% Saidil @ Saidi bin Simoi (PKR) 14,822 44%
2013 Abdul Rahman Dahlan (UMNO) 21,768 55% Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (PKR) 16,673 47%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abdul Rahman bin Haji Dahlan, Y.B. Dato' Haji". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 March 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  3. ^ "Amir Kahar, Salleh axed but 'controversial' Bung included in Umno list". The Star (Star Publications (Malaysia)). 22 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sabah Umno's new faces vow to work hard". Daily Express (Malaysia). 22 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kota Belud MP offered big sum claim". The Star (Star Publications (Malaysia)). 15 May 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Full minister a big responsibility – Abdul Rahman". The Borneo Post. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.