Abdul Manan Ismail

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Abdul Manan Ismail
Member of Parliament
for Paya Besar, Pahang
In office
8 March 2008 – 12 February 2018
Preceded bySiti Zaharah Sulaiman (UMNOBN)
Succeeded byMohd Shahar Abdullah (UMNOBN)
Majority8,503 (2008)
7,715 (2013)
Member of the Pahang State Legislative Assembly
for Panching
In office
21 March 2004 – 8 March 2008
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byMohd Zaili Besar (UMNOBN)
Majority3,747 (2004)
Personal details
Born(1948-06-28)28 June 1948
Pahang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Died12 February 2018(2018-02-12) (aged 69)
Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Political partyUMNOBarisan Nasional
ResidenceTaman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dato' Haji Abdul Manan bin Ismail (28 June 1948 – 12 February 2018) was a Malaysian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for the Paya Besar constituency in Pahang. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) major component party in the previous governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1]

Abdul Manan served was a long-serving private secretary to Najib Razak while the latter was a federal minister.[2] In 2004 general election, he was elected to the Pahang State Legislative Assembly, representing the constituency of Panching.[3]

In the 2008 general election, Abdul Manan contested the Paya Besar parliamentary constituency, replacing former government minister Siti Zaharah Sulaiman as UMNO's nominee for the seat.[3] Abdul Manan won the seat, defeating Mohd Jafri Ab Rashid of the People's Justice Party (PKR) by an 8,503 majority.[4] In 2010 he was appointed chairman of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and in 2013 general election he retained his parliamentary seat with a margin of 7,715 votes.[2]


Abdul Manan died on February 12, 2018 at the age of 69 of suspected heart attack after falling in a bathroom.[5]

Election results[edit]

State Assembly of Pahang: N19 Panching, P84 Paya Besar.[4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Majority
2004 Abdul Manan Ismail (UMNO) 7,527 66% Yusof Embong (PAS) 3,780 33% 3,747
Parliament of Malaysia: P84 Paya Besar, Pahang[4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct Majority
2008 Abdul Manan Ismail (UMNO) 19,355 63% Mohd Jafri Ab Rashid (PKR) 10,852 35% 8,503
2013 Abdul Manan Ismail (UMNO) 23,747 58% Murni Hidayah Anuar (PKR) 16,032 39% 7,715


  1. ^ "Abdul Manan bin Ismail, Y.B. Dato' Haji" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "YB Dato' Haji Abdul Manan Ismail". MyIPO. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Pahang BN To Field 30 Percent New Faces". Berita Wilayah. Bernama. 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  5. ^ "Ahli Parlimen Paya Besar meninggal dunia". Sinar Harian. 12 February 2018. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018.