Pandikar Amin Mulia

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Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Datuk Seri Panglima
Pandikar Amin Mulia
8th Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 29, 2008
Preceded by Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib
Personal details
Political party Malaysia UMNO - BN
Occupation Malaysia Speaker of Dewan Rakyat

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Pandikar Amin bin Haji Mulia is a Malaysian politician and the current Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia. He was previously a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department. After the 2008 general elections, the Barisan Nasional coalition government announced that Pandikar, a member of the United Malays National Organization, would be the new Speaker, replacing Ramli Ngah Talib.[1] The 12th Parliament will be the first to be presided over entirely by East Malaysians; Pandikar and his deputies, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Ronald Kiandee, hail from either Sabah or Sarawak.[2] Pandikar had previously served as the Speaker of the Sabah State Assembly from 1986 to 1988.[3] In mid-May, after Parliament convened, Pandikar resigned as Kota Marudu UMNO division chief, citing the need to be a neutral presiding officer. He denied his resignation was linked to possible party-switching amongst UMNO MPs from East Malaysia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPs urged to follow the rules". The Malaysian Insider. 2008-04-26. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  2. ^ Vasudevan, V. (2008-04-28). "A day of firsts in parliament". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Baptism of fire for Speaker Pandikar Amin at first sitting". The Star. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Pandikar Amin quits as Kota Marudu Umno chief". The Malaysian Insider. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib
Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat
2008 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent