Joseph Entulu Belaun

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Joseph Entulu Belaun
Ministerial roles
2004–2008Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
2008–2013Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development
2013–2018Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Ministerial roles (Sarawak)
2002–2004Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2004–2018Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
1991–2006Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Born (1954-06-08) 8 June 1954 (age 68)
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partySarawak Native People's Party (PBDS)
Sarawak People's Party (PRS) (2004-May 2018)
People's Justice Party (PKR) (May 2018-Mar 2019)
Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) (from Mar 2019)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
SpouseJacklyne Anthony
ChildrenMagnus Ngelambong Belaun

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 (MP) 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. Immediately after his election in 2004, Entulu was appointed to the federal level as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.[1] Before his election, he was Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister of Sarawak.[2] He was first elected to Parliament as a member of the Sarawak Native People's Party (PBDS),[3] but joined the PRS after the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) was deregistered in 2004.[4]

Entulu was re-elected unopposed to Parliament in the 2008 general elections.[5] Following the 2008 general elections he became Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development and in October 2008, he was also conferred the title of Datuk.[6]

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 in 2009.[7]

After he was re-elected again in the 2013 general elections, Entulu was promoted to a full minister as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.[8]

On 13 May 2018, People's Justice Party (PKR) Women chief Zuraida Kamaruddin announced that Entulu has joined its ranks as a PKR party member in a press conference in Cheras.[9]

Entulu has joined Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) since March 2019.[10][11] Prior to that, 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.[12]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Selangau, Sarawak[13]
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) None None
2013 Joseph Entulu Belaun (PRS) 12,040 70% Joshua Jabeng (PKR) 3,891 30%


Honours of Malaysia[edit]


  1. ^ "Sarawak ministers will be asset to PM". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 29 March 2004.
  2. ^ "Some changes in Sarawak Cabinet". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 26 March 2004.
  3. ^ "Stay out of PBDS' affairs, Mawan told". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 8 July 2004.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Jackson, Caroline (27 February 2008). "Five BN Wins, An Early Sign Tipping The Sarawak BN Scale". Berita Wilayah Sarawak. Bernama. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. 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. ^ "Drop the term Dayak, says deputy minister". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Joseph Entulu Promoted To Minister". BERNAMA. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Two MPs, ex-federal minister among six Sarawak politicians joining PKR". The Borneo Post. Borneo Post Online. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Masir, Entulu, Nyallau, Entri and Banyi join PSB". The Borneo Post. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Sri Aman MP, ex-minister, Teras leader join Sarawak's PSB". Free Malaysia Today. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Joseph Entulu, empat lagu pemimpin PRS dipecat". Harian Metro. Harian Metro. 22 April 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Sarawak Honours List 2008". The Star. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2018.