Aaron Ago Dagang

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Aaron Ago Dagang
Minister of National Unity
Assumed office
3 December 2022
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
Preceded byHalimah Mohamed Sadique
Deputy Minister of Health II
In office
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
MinisterKhairy Jamaluddin
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byLukanisman Awang Sauni
(Deputy Minister of Health)
In office
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
MinisterAdham Baba
Preceded byLee Boon Chye
(Deputy Minister of Health)
Succeeded byHimself
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kanowit
Assumed office
21 March 2004
Preceded byLeo Moggie Irok
Majority2,057 (2004)
Walkover (2008)
3,042 (2013)
4,312 (2018)
236 (2022)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2018Barisan Nasional
2018Parti Rakyat Sarawak
2018–Gabungan Parti Sarawak
Personal details
Aaron Ago anak Dagang

(1958-12-12) 12 December 1958 (age 64)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyParti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) (current)
Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) (formerly)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
(since 2018)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(aligned:since 2022)
SpouseRowenna Ping Bungan

Datuk Aaron Ago anak Dagang (born 12 December 1958) is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Minister of National Unity in the Unity Government administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since December 2022 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kanowit since March 2004. He served as the Deputy Minister of Health II for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and former Minister Khairy Jamaluddin from August 2021 to the collapse of the BN administration in November 2022 and 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. He is a member of the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a component party of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) 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 from politics during the 2004 general elections.[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[8]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Ballot casts Majority Turnout
2004 P209 Kanowit, Sarawak Aaron Ago Dagang (PBDS/SPDP) 6,438 59.51% Frederick Bunsu Janton (Independent) 4,381 40.49% 11,022 2,057 60.62%
2008 P210 Kanowit, Sarawak Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) Walkover
2013 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) 8,046 59.75% Thomas Laja Besi (PKR) 5,004 37.16% 13,759 3,042 70.80%
Ellison Ludan (Independent) 417 3.10%
2018 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) 9,552 64.58% Satu Anchom (PKR) 5,240 35.42% 15,149 4,312 72.06%
2022 Aaron Ago Dagang (PRS) 7,411 41.07% Joseph Nyambong (PKR) 7,175 39.77% 18,043 236 58.23%
Michael Lias (Independent) 2,289 12.69%
George Chen (Independent) 741 4.11%
Elli Luhat (Independent) 427 2.37%


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.