Douglas Uggah Embas

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Yang Berhormat Dato' Sri
Douglas Uggah Embas
Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
Assumed office
16 May 2013
Preceded by Bernard Dompok
Malaysian Minister for Natural Resources and Environment
In office
18 March 2008 – 3 April 2013
Preceded by Azmi Khalid
Succeeded by G. Palanivel
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Betong, Sarawak
Assumed office
Personal details
Political party PBBBarisan Nasional
Alma mater University of Malaya
Bachelor's Degree (Economics)
Occupation Minister
Member of Parliament

Dato' Sri Douglas Uggah Embas is a Malaysian politician. He is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Betong constituency in Sarawak, representing the United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB). He is the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities in the Barisan Nasional government.[1]

Uggah was appointed to the Cabinet after the 2008 election, to replace Azmi Khalid as Minister for Natural Resources and Environment.[2] He had previously served in non-Cabinet government posts such as Deputy Minister for Transport,[3] and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.[4] After the 2013 election, he was appointed as Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities under the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Betong, Sarawak[6]
Year Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 8,052 64% Wilfred Gomez Azarias Malong (IND) 2,433 19%
1990 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 9,178 74% Musa Jamaluddin (PERMAS) 2,005 16%
1995 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) Unopposed
1999 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) Unopposed
2004 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 11,618 85% Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh (SNAP) 1,895 14%
2008 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 13,708 86% Edmund Stanley Jugol (SNAP) 1,999 13%
2013 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 15,476 88% Cecilia Siti Una (PKR) 4,589 20%


  1. ^ "Douglas Uggah Embas, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Uggah aims to break the record". The Star (Star Publications (Malaysia)). 25 March 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "MAS to raise fares in bid to avoid losses". The Star (Star Publications (Malaysia)). 23 November 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "No plan to make voting compulsory". New Straits Times (New Straits Times Press). 27 October 1992. Retrieved 16 April 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Douglas Uggah Appointed As Minister of Plantation Industries And Commodities". BERNAMA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.