Hanifah Hajar Taib

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Hanifah Hajar Taib

Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Mukah
Assumed office
16 July 2018
Preceded byMuhammad Leo Michael Toyad Abdullah (PBB – BN)
Majority7,000 (2018)
Personal details
Born1972 (age 46–47)
Political partyParti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)
Other political
affiliations
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Gagasan Parti Sarawak (GPS) (2018-)
Spouse(s)
RelationsAbdul Taib Mahmud (father)
Alma materUniversity of San Francisco
Occupation

Dato’[1] Hanifah Hajar Taib also known as Hanifah Hajar Taib-Alsree (born 1972[2]) is a Malaysian politician and businesswoman. She is the current Member of parliament of Malaysia for the Mukah constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in the Gagasan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition.[1]

Background[edit]

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.[3] She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.[2]

Before venturing into politics, she spent about two decades working in different fields.[2] 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.[4] She is also a shareholder of Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad and the Non-Independent & Non-Executive Director of Sarawak Cable Berhad.[2][4] She is also the Chairman of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Malaysia (PERKIM) Wanita Bahagian Sarawak.[4]

Hanifah is married to a Singaporean businessman Datuk Syed Ahmad Alwee Alsree in 2000. In 2017, her wealth was estimated at RM 309 million, making her one of the richest women in Malaysia.[2]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Mukah, Sarawak[5]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2018 Hanifah Hajar Taib (PBB) 13,853 66.90% Abdul Jalil Bujang (PKR) 6,853 33.10%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Portal Rasmi Parlimen Malaysia - Ahli Parlimen - YB DATO HAJJAH HANIFAH HAJAR TAIB". www.parlimen.gov.my (in Malay). Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ellia Pikri (26 July 2017). "Meet 9 Of The Richest Women In Malaysia As Of 2017". Vulcan Post. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ Ellia Pikri (28 April 2018). "Hanifah wants to be out of her father's shadow". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  4. ^ a b c "Sarawak Cable Bhd (SCABLE:Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  5. ^ "Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Sarawak [P.U. (B) 321/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01. Percentage figures based on total turnout.