|Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri
Anifah Haji Aman
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia|
10 April 2009
|Prime Minister||Najib Tun Razak|
|Preceded by||Rais Yatim|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kimanis, Sabah
21 March 2004
16 November 1953 |
Keningau, British North Borneo
(now Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) part of Barisan Nasional|
|Spouse(s)||Siti Rubiah Datuk Abdul Samad|
Dato' Sri Anifah bin Haji Aman (born 16 November 1953) is the Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2009–present). He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which is part of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition, and the Member of Parliament for Kimanis in Sabah. From 1999 to 2008 he was a deputy minister in successive Barisan Nasional governments.
Anifah was first elected to Parliament in 1999, winning the seat of Beaufort. He was immediately appointed Deputy Minister of Primary Industries in the government of Mahathir Mohamad. He shifted to, and won, the seat of Kimanis in the 2004 election, and became Deputy Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities. After winning re-election in the 2008 general election, the then Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi appointed him as Deputy Transport Minister. However, Anifah refused, saying he felt it was "time to make way" for someone else. Reports indicated this was the first time anyone had refused an appointment as Deputy Minister after the appointment had already been made public. A day later, the New Straits Times reported that Anifah and another proposed Deputy Minister, Tengku Azlan Abu Bakar, had "thrown a tantrum ... claiming they are 'senior enough' to be made full ministers." Abdullah reportedly told them that he had "picked the best people", leading to their resignations.
After Najib Razak replaced Abdullah as Prime Minister in 2009, Anifah was promoted from the backbench to the Cabinet as Minister for Foreign Affairs. During Anifah's tenure as Foreign Minister, Malaysia won election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2015–2016 term.
|1999||Anifah Aman (UMNO)||16,009||64%||Ak Aliuddin Pg (PBS)||9,209||36%|
|2004||Anifah Aman (UMNO)||9,655||66%||Awang Tengah Awang Amin (PKR)||4,547||31%|
|2008||Anifah Aman (UMNO)||10,242||59%||Ismail Bongsu (PKR)||1,615||9%||Jaafar Ismail (Ind)
Benjamin Basinta (Ind)
|2013||Anifah Aman (UMNO)||13,754||61%||Jaafar Ismail (PKR)||8031||35%||Jamil William Core (SAPP)
Lusin Balangon (STAR)
- "Anifah Aman springs surprise, declines deputy minister's post". New Straits Times. 18 March 2008. Archived from the original on 21 March 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2008.
- "Two 'seniors' upset over positions". New Straits Times. 19 March 2008. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2008.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 June 2010..