Aaron Ago Dagang

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Aaron Ago Dagang
MP
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kanowit, Sarawak
Assumed office
2004
Preceded by Leo Moggie Irok (PBDSBN)
Personal details
Born (1958-12-12) 12 December 1958 (age 58)
Crown Colony of Sarawak
Political party PRSBarisan Nasional
Occupation Politician

Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang (born 12 December 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kanowit constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

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

Dagang received the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), an award entitling him to use the title 'Datuk', in 2010.[8]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Kanowit, Sarawak[9]
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%

References[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. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Masing Maintains Kanowit Parliamentary Seat Belongs To PRS". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "SPDP Has No Intention To Rival Other BN Component Parties – Mawan". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. 12 November 2006. 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. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "King Presents Awards To 39 People at Investiture". BERNAMA. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  Percentage figures based on total turnout.