Joseph Entulu Belaun

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Joseph Entulu Belaun

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Public Services Commission of Malaysia
In office
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
Succeeded byAzalina Othman Said
Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
In office
8 March 2008 – 15 May 2013
Serving with Joseph Kurup (2008-2009)
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
MinisterMuhammad Muhammad Taib (2008-2009)
Shafie Apdal (2009-2013)
Preceded by1. Tiki Lafe
2. Zainal Abdidin Osman
Succeeded byAlexander Nanta Linggi
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
In office
27 March 2004 – 18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Selangau
In office
21 April 2004 – 7 April 2018
Preceded byJoseph Mauh (PRSBN)
Succeeded byBaru Bian (PKR-PH)
Majority3,616 (2004)
uncontested (2008)
7,555 (2013)
Personal details
Born (1954-06-08) 8 June 1954 (age 64)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partySarawak Native People's Party (PBDS)
Sarawak People's Party (PRS)
People's Justice Party (PKR) (from May 2018)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
Spouse(s)Jacklyne Anthony

Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun (born 8 June 1954) is a Malaysian politician. He was a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and a Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Selangau constituency in Sarawak, representing the Sarawak People's Party (PRS) from 2004 until the dissolution of the Parliament on 7 April 2018.

Political career[edit]

Entulu was elected to Parliament in the 2004 general elections. Before his election, he was Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister of Sarawak.[1] He was first elected to Parliament as a member of the Sarawak Native People's Party (PBDS),[2] but joined the PRS after the PBDS was deregistered in 2004.[3] He was the Deputy President of the PRS until his sacking in April 2018, which was announced by the PRS President Dr. James Jemut Masing.[4]

Entulu was re-elected unopposed to Parliament in the 2008 general elections.[5] In October 2008, he was conferred the title of Datuk.[6]

Immediately after his election in 2004, Entulu was appointed to the federal level as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.[7] After the 2008 general elections he became Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development, and after the 2013 general elections was promoted as a full minister as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.[8]

He has spoken out against the use of the term Dayak as a generic descriptor of Sarawak's indigenous non-Muslim residents, preferring instead specific terms for each community.[9]

On 13 May 2018, People's Justice Party (PKR) Women chief Zuraida Kamaruddin announced that Entulu has joined its ranks as a party member in a press conference in Cheras.[10]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Selangau, Sarawak[11]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Joseph Entulu Belaun (PBDS) 7,876 64% Liman Sujang (SNAP) 4,260 34%
2008 Joseph Entulu Belaun (PRS) Unopposed
2013 Joseph Entulu Belaun (PRS) 12,040 70% Joshua Jabeng (PKR) 3,891 30%



  1. ^ "Some changes in Sarawak Cabinet". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 26 March 2004.
  2. ^ "Stay out of PBDS' affairs, Mawan told". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 8 July 2004.
  3. ^ Wong, Jack (20 January 2005). "Masing set to become Parti Rakyat Sarawak chief". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Joseph Entulu, empat lagu pemimpin PRS dipecat". Harian Metro. Harian Metro. 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ Jackson, Caroline (27 February 2008). "Five BN Wins, An Early Sign Tipping The Sarawak BN Scale". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Sarawak marks 45th anniversary by honouring DPM". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  7. ^ "`Sarawak ministers will be asset to PM'". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 29 March 2004.
  8. ^ "Joseph Entulu Promoted To Minister". BERNAMA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Drop the term Dayak, says deputy minister". The Star (Malaysia). Star Publications (Malaysia). 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Two MPs, ex-federal minister among six Sarawak politicians joining PKR". The Borneo Post. Borneo Post Online. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  11. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  12. ^ "Sarawak Honours List 2008". The Star. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2018.