Alexander Nanta Linggi

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Alexander Nanta Linggi
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Minister of Works
Assumed office
3 December 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
DeputyAbdul Rahman Mohamad
Preceded byFadillah Yusof
ConstituencyKapit
Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
In office
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
DeputyRosol Wahid
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded bySalahuddin Ayub
(Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs)
ConstituencyKapit
In office
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
MonarchAbdullah
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
DeputyRosol Wahid
Preceded bySaifuddin Nasution Ismail
Succeeded byHimself
ConstituencyKapit
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
In office
16 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Serving with Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (2015–2018)
MonarchsAbdul Halim
(2013–2016)
Muhammad V
(2016–2018)
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterShafie Apdal
(2013–2015)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
(2015–2018)
Preceded byHasan Malek
Succeeded bySivarasa Rasiah
ConstituencyKapit
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kapit
Assumed office
29 November 1999
Preceded byJames Jimbun Pungga
(BNPBB)
Majority11,016 (1999)
Walkover (2004)
Walkover (2008)
9,731 (2013)
10,479 (2018)
12,402 (2022)
Personal details
Born
Alexander Nanta Linggi

(1958-06-16) 16 June 1958 (age 64)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyParti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
(since 2018)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(aligned:2020–2022)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(aligned:since 2022)
SpouseAngelina Celestine Ujang
RelationsJugah Barieng (grandfather)
Wilson Ugak Kumbong (cousin)

Dato Sri 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 Works in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since December 2022. He served as the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob from August 2021 to the collapse of the BN administration in November 2022 and his first term in Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to the collapse of the PN administration in August 2021 as well 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. He has also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kapit since November 1999.[1]He is also cousin of Wilson Ugak Kumbong, the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Sabah and Sarawak Affairs and MP for Hulu Rajang.

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
Linggi
(PBB)
12,157 85.97% Richard Nujong Abit (Independent) 1,141 8.07% 14,442 65.75 11,016
Nor Azman Abdullah @ Baginda Minda (PKR) 843 5.96%
2004 Alexander Nanta
Linggi
(PBB)
Walkover
2008 Alexander Nanta
Linggi
(PBB)
2013 Alexander Nanta
Linggi
(PBB)
13,446 78.35% Ramli Malaka (DAP) 3,715 21.65% 17,474 66.71 9,731
2018 Alexander Nanta
Linggi
(PBB)
14,302 78.91% Paren Nyawi (DAP) 3,823 21.09% 18,485 57.82 10,479
2022 Alexander Nanta
Linggi
(PBB)
16,522 75.10% Khusyairy Pangkas Unggang (PKR) 4,120 18.73% 21,999 48.66 12,402
Robert Saweng (PBDS) 1,357 6.17%

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YB Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  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). Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  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.