Alexander Nanta Linggi

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Alexander Nanta Linggi

Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Serving with Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterShafie Apdal (2013-2015)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob (2015-2018)
Preceded byJoseph Entulu Belaun
Succeeded bySivarasa Rasiah
ConstituencyKapit
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kapit
Assumed office
1999
Preceded byJames Jimbun Pungga (BN)
Majority11,016 (1999)
uncontested (2004)
uncontested (2008)
9,731 (2013)
10,479 (2018)
Personal details
Born
Alexander Nanta Linggi

(1958-06-16) 16 June 1958 (age 60)
Crown Colony of Sarawak
Political partyUnited Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Sarawak Parties Alliance (GPS)
Spouse(s)Angelina Celestine Ujang
OccupationPolitician

Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (born 16 June 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He was the federal Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development until May 2018, and the Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Kapit constituency in Sarawak, representing the United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB) in the Barisan Nasional coalition.[1]

Alexander is the grandson of 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]

Alexander received the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) award in 2010, entitling him to use the honorific title 'Datuk'.[4]

On 16 May 2013, after his victory in the 2013 election, he was appointed as Deputy Minister for Rural and Regional Development under the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Kapit, Sarawak[6]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB) 12,157 84% Richard Nujong Abit (IND) 1,141 8%
2004 Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB) Unopposed
2008 Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB) Unopposed
2013 Alexander Nanta Linggi (PBB) 13,446 78% Ramli Malaka (DAP) 3,715 22%

Honours[edit]

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References[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. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  4. ^ "King Presents awards to 39 people at investiture". The Star. 5 June 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Alexander Nanta Linggi, New Rural And Regional Development Deputy Minister". Bernama. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2010..
  7. ^ "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia).