Aaron Ago Dagang

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Aaron Ago Dagang
Ministerial roles
2020–Deputy Minister of Health
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2018Barisan Nasional
2018Parti Rakyat Sarawak
2018–2020Gabungan Parti Sarawak
Personal details
Aaron Ago anak Dagang

(1958-12-12) 12 December 1958 (age 63)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyParti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)

Datuk Aaron Ago anak Dagang (born 12 December 1958) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Health II for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Khairy Jamaluddin since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Minister Adham Baba from March 2020 to August 2021 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kanowit since March 2004. He is a member of the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a component party of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition which is aligned with PN coalition and a former component party of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. [1]

Before entering the Parliament, he was the political secretary to the former Minister for Energy, Communications and Multimedia, Leo Moggie Irok. [2] He then replaced Moggie in the Kanowit federal seat when the latter stepped down in the 2004 general election.[3] After the election, his Sarawak Native People's Party (PBDS) was de-registered,[4] he then joined the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP)[5] and later the PRS.[6] He retained the Kanowit seat in the 2008 election unopposed.[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Kanowit, Sarawak[8]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Aaron Ago Dagang (PBDS) 6,438 58% Frederick Bunsu Janton (IND) 4,381 40%
2008 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) Unopposed
2013 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) 8,046 60% Thomas Laja Besi (PKR) 5,004 37%
2018 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) 9,552 65% Satu Anchom (PKR) 5,240 35%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]


  1. ^ "Ago Anak Dagang, Y.B. Tuan" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  2. ^ "'Don't quit as federal minister' appeal to Moggie". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 7 December 2003. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Moggie confirms he will not seek re-election". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 9 March 2004. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Masing Maintains Kanowit Parliamentary Seat Belongs To PRS". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. 9 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  5. ^ "SPDP Has No Intention To Rival Other BN Component Parties – Mawan". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. 12 November 2006. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  6. ^ "PRS MPs pledge support to Abdullah". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 22 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  7. ^ Jackson, Caroline (27 February 2008). "Five BN Wins, An Early Sign Tipping The Sarawak BN Scale". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2014. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  9. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  10. ^ "King Presents Awards To 39 People at Investiture". BERNAMA. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.