Alexander Nanta Linggi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Alexander Nanta Linggi

Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Assumed office
10 March 2020
Prime MinisterMuhyiddin Yassin
DeputyRosol Wahid
Preceded bySaifuddin Nasution Ismail
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Serving with Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (2015–2018)
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterShafie Apdal (2013–2015)
Ismail Sabri Yaakob (2015–2018)
Preceded byHasan Malek
Succeeded bySivarasa Rasiah
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kapit
Assumed office
29 November 1999
Preceded byJames Jimbun Pungga (PBBBN)
Majority11,016 (1999)
uncontested (2004)
uncontested (2008)
9,731 (2013)
10,479 (2018)
Personal details
Alexander Nanta Linggi

(1958-06-16) 16 June 1958 (age 62)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyUnited Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Sarawak Parties Alliance (GPS)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Spouse(s)Angelina Celestine Ujang

Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (born 16 June 1958) is a Malaysian politician from the United Traditional Bumiputera Party (PBB) currently serving as Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for Kapit constituency. He was a former Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development until May 2018.[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[6]
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. ^ "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).