Ignatius Darell Leiking
|Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia|
2 July 2018 – 24 February 2020
|Prime Minister||Mahathir Mohamad|
|Deputy||Ong Kian Ming|
|Preceded by||Mustapa Mohamed|
|Succeeded by||Mohamed Azmin Ali|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
5 May 2013
|Preceded by||Bernard Giluk Dompok (UPKO–BN)|
|Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
26 September 2020
|Preceded by||Jenifer Lasimbang Parti Warisan (WARISAN)|
|Born||23 August 1971|
Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia
|People's Pact (PR) (2013–2016)|
|Alma mater||University of Hertfordshire|
Datuk Darell Leiking, also known as Ignatius Dorell Leiking (born 23 August 1971) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Minister of International Trade and Industry in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from July 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Penampang since May 2013, Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Moyog since September 2020 and founding as well as 1st Deputy President of the Heritage Party (WARISAN) which is aligned with the PH opposition coalition since October 2016.
Leiking is one of many Sabah politicians who fight for the state rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement, and he constantly urges the government to provide a definite solution to the problem of illegal immigrants in the state, especially the problems caused by Project IC with the huge influx of Filipino refugees, and to set to rest the North Borneo dispute once and for all. He has rejected controversial remarks made towards other minority groups by a prominent minister in the cabinet, which was echoed by Baru Bian of the People's Justice Party (PKR). He has also spoken out against discrimination towards other ethnic groups by certain politicians.
2013 general election
In the 2013 election, Leiking with his party of PKR faced Bernard Giluk Dompok of United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) and subsequently won the parliamentary seat with a large majority.
2018 general election
In the 2018 election, Leiking who had joined the then Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN Sabah) after leaving PKR in 2016; defending his seat by defeating his cousin Ceasar Mandela Malakun of UPKO with another large majority.
|2013||P174 Penampang, Sabah||Darell Leiking (PKR)||22,598||62.60%||Bernard Giluk Dompok (UPKO)||12,382||34.30%||36,818||10,216||83.21%|
|Melania Annol (STAR)||1,119||3.10%|
|2018||Darell Leiking (WARISAN)||32,470||75.32%2||Ceasar Mandela Malakun (UPKO)||8,997||20.87%2||43,525||23,473||82.17%|
|Cleftus Stephen Spine (STAR)||1,196||2.77%|
|Edwin Bosi (PKAN)||445||1.03%|
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.
|2020||N26 Moyog, P174 Penampang||Darell Leiking (WARISAN)||8,437||62.83%||Joseph Suleiman (STAR)||2,502||18.64%||13,427||5,935||68.98%|
|John Chryso Masabal (PBS)||1,175||8.75%|
|William Sampil (PCS)||975||7.26%|
|Marcel Annol (LDP)||185||1.38%|
|Vinson Loijon (PPRS)||82||0.61%|
|Robert Richard Foo (IND)||71||0.53%|
Honours of Malaysia
- "Change of gov't boon for Darell Leiking". Bernama. Malaysiakini. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Maklumat Ahli Parlimen" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "New Cabinet all sworn-in before King (Full List)". The Star. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- Zam Yusa (11 February 2018). "Stop acting like you're the opposition, Leiking tells state govt". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Admin (30 November 2016). "Delays to Long-awaited Answers on Illegal Immigrants Uncalled For". Borneo Today. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Call to solve Manila's claim on Sabah once and for all". The Borneo Post. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "'You Have Insulted all Christians', Darell Leiking ticks off FT Minister". Borneo Today. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Hapuskan Politik Perkauman; Bukankah Suluk Suku Kaum Sabah?" (in Malay). Borneo Today. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
- "Dompok falls to PKR's Darrel in Penampang". The Borneo Post. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Penampang MP Darell Leiking quits PKR". Free Malaysia Today. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Muna Khalid (6 April 2018). "Composition of the Dewan Rakyat at dissolution". Bernama. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Natasha Joibi (28 April 2018). "Cousins Mandela and Leiking vie for Penampang seat". The Star. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Shalina R (29 April 2018). "Cousins Darell, Mandela face off for Penampang seat". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Says.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 22 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
- "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "N53 Senallang". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
- "Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak head list of 1,158 Sabah award recipients". Bernama. Borneo Post. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- "Congratulations Datuk Darell Leiking awarded The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit Gwanghwa Medal from the President of South Korea". Hannah Yeoh. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2021 – via Facebook.