Joseph Salang Gandum

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Yang Berhormat Dato'
Joseph Salang Gandum
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Julau, Sarawak
Assumed office
Preceded by Sng Chee Hua
Personal details
Born (1950-01-01) 1 January 1950 (age 67)
Crown Colony of Sarawak
Political party PRS
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Lucy Hon
Occupation Politician

Dato' Joseph Salang Gandum (born 1 January 1950) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Julau constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS). He is the Deputy Minister for Information Communication and Culture in the Barisan Nasional coalition government.[1]

Salang was a bank officer before entering politics. He was elected to Parliament in the 1999 election.[2] He was originally a member (and deputy president) of the Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS),[3] but sat in Parliament without a party after the PBDS was deregistered in 2004. He eventually joined the PRS ahead of the 2008 election.[2]

Salang has served in a number of government posts, including Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs,[2] Deputy Minister for Energy, Water and Communications,[4] and Deputy Minister for Information Communication and Culture.[5] He turned down reappointment to the deputy ministry after the 2013 election.[6]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: Julau, Sarawak[7]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Joseph Salang Gandum (PBDS) 9,183 67% Kong Ah Huat (IND) 2,897 21%
2004 Joseph Salang Gandum (PBDS) 8,388 59% Randan Mawat (IND) 5,700 40%
2008 Joseph Salang Gandum (PRS) 10,351 78% Labang Jamba (PKR) 2,767 21%
2013 Joseph Salang Gandum (PRS) 9,891 75% Wong Hong Yu (PKR) 2,852 23%


  1. ^ "Joseph Salang Anak Gandum, Y.B. Dato'" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Suhaini Aznam (2 March 2008). "The partyless incumbent". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sarawakians see PM's sincerity: Taib". Daily Express (Malaysia). 22 March 2004. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "PRS MPs pledge support to Abdullah". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 22 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Najib Announces 28-member Cabinet". Bernama. 18 April 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Joseph Salang Gandum rejects appointment". The Star. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for third party and independent candidates not listed).