Azizah Mohd Dun

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Azizah Mohd Dun
عزيزة محمد دون
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
Serving with Chew Mei Fun (2014–2018)
MonarchsAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterRohani Abdul Karim
Preceded byHeng Seai Kie
Succeeded byHannah Yeow Tseow Suan
Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
27 March 2004 – 18 March 2008
Serving with Robert Lau Hoi Chew
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterOng Ka Ting
Preceded byPeter Chin Fah Kui
Succeeded byHamzah Zainudin
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Beaufort
In office
5 May 2013 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byLajim Ukin
Succeeded bySiti Aminah Aching
Majority5,336 (2013)
6,647 (2018)
In office
21 March 2004 – 8 March 2008
Preceded byAnifah Aman
Succeeded byLajim Ukin
MajorityWalkover (2004)
State Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs of Sabah
In office
GovernorAhmadshah Abdullah
Juhar Mahiruddin
Chief MinisterMusa Aman
Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly
for Klias
In office
8 March 2008 – 5 May 2013
Preceded byLajim Ukin
Succeeded byLajim Ukin
Majority2,413 (2008)
Chairperson of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat
In office
1 May 2020 – 15 December 2022
MinisterAbdul Latiff Ahmad
Mahdzir Khalid
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Director-GeneralAzhar Abdul Manaf
Preceded byHasnita Hashim
Succeeded byAsyraf Wajdi Dusuki
Deputy Chairperson of the
Public Accounts Committee
In office
27 August 2020 – 10 October 2022
Nominated byMuhyiddin Yassin
Appointed byAzhar Azizan Harun
ChairmanWong Kah Woh
Preceded byWong Kah Woh
Succeeded byWong Shu Qi
Chairperson of the Special Select Committee on Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Rights
In office
5 November 2021 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byPosition established
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2008Barisan Nasional
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–2022Perikatan Nasional
Faction represented in Dewan Negara
2000–2004Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly
2008–2013Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Azizah binti Mohd Dun

(1955-03-27) 27 March 1955 (age 68)
Beaufort, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU)
(since 2019)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:since 2020)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(since 2020)
Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS)
(since 2020)
SpousePaiman Karim

Datuk Seri Panglima Hajah Azizah binti Mohd Dun (Jawi: عزيزة بنت محمد دون; born 27 March 1955) is a Malaysian politician who served as Chairperson of the Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) from May 2020 to December 2022 and of the Special Select Committee on Fundamental Liberty and Constitutional Rights from November 2021 to November 2022, Deputy Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from August 2020 to October 2022, the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development and Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Ministers Najib Razak and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as well as former Ministers Rohani Abdul Karim and Ong Ka Ting from May 2013 to May 2018 and from March 2004 to March 2008 respectively. She also served as the State Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs of Sabah in the BN state administration under former Chief Minister Musa Aman from 2008 to 2013. In addition, she served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Beaufort from March 2004 to March 2008 and again from May 2013 to November 2022 as well as Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Klias from March 2008 to May 2013. She is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) as well as formerly Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalitions and was a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition.[1] She left UMNO to be an independent in 2018 and later joined BERSATU in 2019.[2]

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[14][15]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2004 P177 Beaufort, Sabah Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) None None
2013 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 12,827 50.52% Lajim Ukin (PKR) 12,154 47.87% 26,000 673 86.39%
Guan Dee Koh Hoi (STAR) 409 1.61%
2018 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 11,354 41.72% Lajim Ukin (PHRS) 8,023 29.48% 28,154 3,331 84.44%
Johan @ Christopher Ot Ghani (PKR) 7,835 28.79%
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).
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  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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