Alexander Nanta Linggi

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Alexander Nanta Linggi
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Ministerial roles
2013–2018Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
2020–Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1999–2018Barisan Nasional
2018Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu
2018–Gabungan Parti Sarawak
Personal details
Alexander Nanta Linggi

(1958-06-16) 16 June 1958 (age 63)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyParti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (allied)
Spouse(s)Angelina Celestine Ujang

Alexander Nanta Linggi (born 16 June 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He is Secretary-General of both Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) and its coalition Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). He has served as Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. He served his first term in Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kapit since November 1999. He served as the Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Ministers Shafie Apdal and Ismail Sabri Yaakob from May 2013 to the collapse of the BN administration in May 2018. [1]

Personal life[edit]

Nanta is the grandson of former Sarawak leader Jugah anak Barieng and the son of former politician Leonard Linggi.[2] He is also a businessman, having served as the Chairman of shipping company Swee Joo Bhd.[3]

Political career[edit]

On 16 May 2013, after Nanta's victory in the 2013 Malaysian general election, he was appointed as Deputy Minister for Rural and Regional Development in the new Cabinet of prime minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak.[4]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[5]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Turnout % Majority
1999 Kapit Alexander Nanta
12,157 85.97% Richard Nujong Abit (IND) 1,141 8.07% 14,442 65.75 11,016
Nor Azman Abdullah @ Baginda Minda (PKR) 843 5.96%
2004 Alexander Nanta
2008 Alexander Nanta
2013 Alexander Nanta
13,446 78.35% Ramli Malaka (DAP) 3,715 21.65% 17,474 66.71 9,731
2018 Alexander Nanta
14,302 78.91% Paren Nyawi (DAP) 3,823 21.09% 18,485 57.82 10,479


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexander Nanta Linggi, Y.B. Tuan". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  2. ^ Teo, John (25 January 2003). "Political legacy of paramount chief of Ibans lives on". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press.
  3. ^ "Swee Joo To Expand Tanker Business With Regional Focus". Bernama. 2 July 2007. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Alexander Nanta Linggi, New Rural And Regional Development Deputy Minister". Bernama. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2010..
  6. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia).
  7. ^ "King Presents awards to 39 people at investiture". The Star (Malaysia). 5 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  8. ^ Edgar, Nigel (10 October 2020). "Three top list of award recipients". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 10 October 2020.