Azizah Mohd Dun

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Azizah Mohd Dun
عزيزة محمد دون
Azizah Mohd Dun.jpg
Ministerial roles
2004–2008Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government
2013–2018Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development
Ministerial roles (Sabah)
2008–2013Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2008Barisan Nasional
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Dewan Negara
2000–2004Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly
2008–2013Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2020–Chairman of Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)
2021–Chairwoman of the Special Select Committee on Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Rights
Personal details
Azizah binti Mohd Dun

(1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 66)
Beaufort, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political partyPPBM (2019-present)
Independent (2018-2019)
UMNO (until 2018)
Other political
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020-present)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2019-2020)
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Paiman Karim

Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Azizah binti Mohd Dun (Jawi: عزيزة بنت محمد دون; born 27 March 1955) is a Malaysian politician. She is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Beaufort constituency in Sabah, presently representing the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) since 2019.[1] She had earlier left United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to be an Independent politician in 2018.[2] She is also the former State Minister for Community Development and Consumer Affairs.

Personal life[edit]

Azizah was born in the town of Beaufort on 27 March 1955. She is married to Paiman Karim. In 2012, she was involved in a car accident but survived with slight injuries while her bodyguard and driver were seriously injured.[3]

Political career[edit]

Fight against child and women abuse[edit]

Azizah strongly opposed child and women abuse. During her candidacy, she organised seminar, talks and action plans to combat domestic crimes involving children and women.[4] She frequently alerted the Malaysian society on the rise of child abuses cases and strongly urged the crimes must be stopped. She also added that children and women should not be subjected to domestic or any kind of violence.[5] Azizah is one of the leader who initiated the state committee to co-ordinate women's activity in line with the country 1Malaysia program.

Support for the disabled[edit]

Azizah is also the supporter for disabled people to be given more aid, moreover following her tragic car accident in 2012 that left her own bodyguard amputated.[3][6] In 2010, she applaud Kota Kinabalu City Hall Mayor Iliyas Ibrahim for providing more facility to people who have special needs. According to her, the movement made by the Mayor "have been a good contribution to the state".[7]


2013 general election[edit]

In the 2013 election, Azizah faced Lajim Ukin, a former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) strongman who had leaped to People's Justice Party (PKR). Azizah was the seat holder for Klias. She changed her seat candidacy to be able to face off her former colleague in the Beaufort parliamentary seat.[8][9][10]

2018 general election[edit]

Before the 2018 election, Azizah said she support whoever is the selected candidate for their party even if she is not selected.[11] Prior to the election, she was selected again to representing the Beaufort parliamentary seat and won.[12][13]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P177 Beaufort, Sabah[14][15]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO)
2013 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 12,827 49.43% Lajim Ukin (PKR) 12,154 46.84%
2018 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 11,354 34.1%2 Lajim Ukin (PHRS) 8,023 24.1%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.
Sabah State Legislative Assembly[16][17][18][19]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1986 N36 Klias, P148 Limbawang Azizah Mohd Dun (USNO) 2,652 47.36% Lajim Ukin (PBS) 2,749 49.09% 5,670 97 74.55%
Empih Godfrey Eigur (BERJAYA) 199 3.55%
1990 Azizah Mohd Dun (USNO) 2,888 41.11% Lajim Ukin (PBS) 3,679 52.36% 7,102 791 78.49%
Loi Siang Tong (BERJAYA) 348 4.95%
Duin Banang (AKAR) 111 1.58%
2008 N25 Klias, P177 Beaufort Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 5,900 61.36% Abdul Rahman Md Yakub (PKR) 3,487 36.28% 9,976 2,413 71.90%
Tuafick Ruschi (IND) 109 1.13%
Md. Tajuddin Md. Walli (IND) 82 0.85%
Mat Lani Sabli (IND) 37 0.38%



  1. ^ Mazwin Nik Anis and Joseph Kaos Jr (15 March 2019). "Six Sabah reps who jumped from Umno get Bersatu cards". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ Muguntan Vanar, Stephanie Lee and Natasha Joibi (12 December 2018). "Sabah Umno exodus sees nine of 10 Aduns, five of six MPs leave". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Durie Rainer Fong (22 April 2012). "Sabah minister escapes with light injuries, bodyguard critical". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. ^ Muguntan Vanar (21 November 2010). "Many domestic violence and child abuse cases go unreported". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  5. ^ Ruben Sario (23 January 2011). "Sharp rise in child abuse cases". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Accident makes minister better understand needs of disabled". The Borneo Post. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Disabled-friendly town". Bernama. The Star. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  8. ^ Muguntan Vanar (14 April 2013). "GE13: Lajim Ukin to defend Beaufort parliament, eyes Klias state seat". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  9. ^ Sandra Sokial (15 May 2013). "Azizah, Linda, Mary among new faces expected". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  10. ^ Stephanie Lee (6 August 2013). "BN challenge on Klias seat in Sabah allowed". The Star. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Azizah prepared to shoulder responsibility if given mandate again". Bernama. The Sun. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  12. ^ Wan Faizal Ismayatim; Mohd Nazllie Zainul (7 May 2018). "BN a 'big ship', opposition merely a 'sailboat': PM Najib". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 May 2018. Present were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and BN candidates for the Beaufort Parliamentary seat Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun; the Klias state seat Datuk Isnin Aliasnih; and the Kuala Penyu state seat Datuk Limus Jury.
  13. ^ Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  15. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  17. ^ "14th General Election Malaysia (GE14 / PRU14) – Results Overview".
  18. ^ "N25 Klias". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  19. ^ "N.32 KLIAS". SPR Dashboard. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Rosmah gets Datuk Seri Panglima title". The Star. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.

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