Hanifah Hajar Taib
|Deputy Minister of Economy|
|Assumed office |
10 December 2022
|Prime Minister||Anwar Ibrahim|
|Preceded by||Eddin Syazlee Shith |
(Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy))
|Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department |
(Sabah and Sarawak Affairs)
30 August 2021 – 24 November 2022
|Prime Minister||Ismail Sabri Yaakob|
|Succeeded by||Wilson Ugak Kumbong|
10 March 2020 – 16 August 2021
|Prime Minister||Muhyiddin Yassin|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
9 May 2018
|Preceded by||Leo Michael Toyad |
|Majority||7,000 (2018) |
|Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat|
|2018||Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu|
|2018–||Gabungan Parti Sarawak|
Hanifah Hajar Taib
28 August 1972
|Political party||Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)|
|PH-BN Unity Government (PH-BN) |
(–2018, aligned:since 2022)
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
|Relations||Abdul Taib Mahmud (father)|
|Alma mater||University of San Francisco|
Dato Hanifah Hajar Taib also known as Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree (born 1972) is a Malaysian politician and businesswoman who has served as the Deputy Minister of Economy in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Minister Rafizi Ramli since December 2022 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mukah since May 2018. She served as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Sabah and Sarawak Affairs for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Maximus Ongkili from August 2021 to the collapse of the PN administration in November 2022 and the first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Minister Maximus Ongkili from March 2020 to August 2021. She is a member of the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), a component party of the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition and formerly BN coalitions. She is also the daughter of Abdul Taib Mahmud, the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak.
Hanifah is the youngest daughter of Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, who was the longest-serving Chief Minister of Sarawak. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Before venturing into politics, she spent about two decades working in different fields. She serves as chief executive officer at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology as well as the Executive Director at Cats FM and Miri Marriott Resort & Spa. She is also a shareholder of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and the Non-Independent & non-executive director of Sarawak Cable Berhad. She is also the Chairman of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) Wanita Bahagian Sarawak.
|2018||P213 Mukah, Sarawak||Hanifah Hajar Taib (PBB)||13,853||66.90%||Abdul Jalil Bujang (PKR)||6,853||33.10%||21,205||7,000||69.28%|
|2022||Hanifah Hajar Taib (PBB)||21,733||78.23%||Abdul Jalil Bujang (PKR)||6,047||21.77%||28,167||15,686||59.155|
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