Halimah Sadique

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Halimah Mohamed Sadique
حليمة محمد صديق
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Ministerial roles
2013–2018Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing, and Local Government
2020–Minister of National Unity
Exco roles (Johor)
1995–1999Chairman of the Unity and Community Welfare
1999–2004Chairman of the Family Development, Woman Affairs and Health
2004-2008Chairman of the Local Government and Health
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2008–Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Johor State Legislative Assembly
1995–2008Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born
Halimah binti Mohamed Sadique

(1962-02-02) 2 February 1962 (age 59)
Johor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Spouse(s)Suffian Othman
RelationsIlli Najwa Saddique (niece)
OccupationPolitician
Halimah Sadique on Facebook
Halimah Sadique on Parliament of Malaysia

Datuk Halimah binti Mohamed Sadique (Jawi: حليمة بنت محمد صديق; born 2 February 1962) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Minister of National Unity for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. She served her first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kota Tinggi since May 2018. She served as Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government in the BN administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan from May 2013 to July 2015. She is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN administration.

Political career[edit]

She served as the Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing, and Local Government in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Najib Razak and former Ministers Abdul Rahman Dahlan as well as Noh Omar from May 2013 to the collapse of the BN administration in May 2018, MP for Tenggara from March 2008 to May 2018, Member of the Johor State Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pasir Raja from March 2004 to March 2008 and MLA for Gunung Lambak from April 1995 to March 2004. She is also a member of the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition which is aligned with the PN coalition.

Halimah was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 general elections,[1] having previously served in the State Assembly of Johor[2] and on the Johor State Executive Council.[3] She was re-elected in the 2013 election and appointed as Deputy Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing, and Local Government in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[4]

Halimah contested and won the Kota Tinggi parliamentary in the 2018 general elections instead-but BN had lost the ruling federal government to Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Health[edit]

In January 2021, Halimah was tested positive for COVID-19.[5]

Election results[edit]

Johor State Legislative Assembly[6][7]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
1995 N24 Gunung Lambak, P136 Tenggara Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 18,048 81.36% Zainal Abidin Hj Ibrahim (S46) 3,418 15.41% 22,183 14,630 78.89%
1999 Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 19,348 76.47% Salleh Farmin (PAS) 4,980 19.68% 25,300 14,368 79.48%
2004 N35 Pasir Raja, P155 Tenggara Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 10,402 85.24% Sanip Ithnin (PAS) 1,437 11.78% 12,203 8,965 75.63%
Parliament of Malaysia[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Year Constituency Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P155 Tenggara, Johor Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 19,031 79.25% Salleh Farmin (PAS) 4,982 20.75% 25,784 14,049 79.83%
2013 Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 25,698 75.14% Muhamad Said Jonit (PAS) 8,502 24.86% 34,946 17,196 88.04%
2018 P156 Kota Tinggi, Johor Halimah Mohamed Sadique (UMNO) 26,407 69.14% Azlinda Abd Latif (PPBM) 11,786 30.86% 39,418 14,621 84.45%

Honours[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaysia Decides 2008". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 30 January 2010. Percentage figures are calculated based on total turnout. Includes results from 2004 election. Results from earlier elections are not available.
  2. ^ "Ghani set to lead Johor again". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 13 March 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Discharge your duties properly, Sultan tells excos". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 1 April 2004. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Seven strong ladies to power up M'sian cabinet helmed by Najib". Borneo Post. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Halimah latest minister to test positive". Free Malaysia Today. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.
  7. ^ a b "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  8. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". www.myundi.com.my. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  13. ^ "List of award recipients in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's birthday". The Star. 7 June 2003. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Halimah Sadique leads Melaka investiture ceremony". Kelly Koh. New Straits Times. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.