Alexander Nanta Linggi
|Minister of Works|
|Assumed office |
3 December 2022
|Prime Minister||Anwar Ibrahim|
|Deputy||Abdul Rahman Mohamad|
|Preceded by||Fadillah Yusof|
|Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs|
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
|Prime Minister||Ismail Sabri Yaakob|
|Succeeded by||Salahuddin Ayub |
(Minister of Domestic Trade and Living Costs)
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
|Prime Minister||Muhyiddin Yassin|
|Preceded by||Saifuddin Nasution Ismail|
|Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development|
16 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Serving with Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (2015–2018)
|Monarchs||Abdul Halim |
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Minister||Shafie Apdal |
Ismail Sabri Yaakob
|Preceded by||Hasan Malek|
|Succeeded by||Sivarasa Rasiah|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
29 November 1999
|Preceded by||James Jimbun Pungga |
|Majority||11,016 (1999) |
Alexander Nanta Linggi
16 June 1958
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
|Political party||Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN) |
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
|Spouse||Angelina Celestine Ujang|
|Relations||Jugah 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.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.
Nanta is the grandson of former Sarawak leader Jugah anak Barieng and the son of former politician Leonard Linggi. He is also a businessman, having served as the Chairman of shipping company Swee Joo Bhd.
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.
|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%|
|13,446||78.35%||Ramli Malaka (DAP)||3,715||21.65%||17,474||66.71||9,731|
|14,302||78.91%||Paren Nyawi (DAP)||3,823||21.09%||18,485||57.82||10,479|
|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%|
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