Jugah Muyang

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Jugah Muyang
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Lubok Antu
In office
9 May 2018 – 19 November 2022
Preceded byWilliam Nyallau Badak
(BNPRS)
Succeeded byRoy Angau Gingkoi
(GPS–PRS)
Majority1,059 (2018)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2018–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020–2022Independent
Personal details
Born
Tambat Jugah Anak Muyang

(1964-04-03) 3 April 1964 (age 59)
Sarawak, Malaysia
Political partyParti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS)
(–2018)
People's Justice Party (PKR)
(2018–2020)
Independent
(2018, 2020–2022)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU)
(since 2022)
Other political
affiliations
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(2018–2020)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
(since 2022, aligned:2020–2022)
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(–2018, aligned:2020–2022)
RelationsAndrew Janggi Muyang (brother)
OccupationPolitician

Tambat Jugah Anak Muyang[1] (born 3 April 1964) is a Malaysian politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lubok Antu from May 2018 to November 2022. He is a member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU), a component party of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition and was formerly a member of both the People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of then Pakatan Harapan (PH) opposition coalition and the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a component party of the ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition which in turn it was a former component of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition as well as an independent in support for the ruling PN and BN coalitions. He is also the younger brother of his predecessor and former Lubok Antu MP, Andrew Janggi Muyang (born 1947), who served from 1982 until his death in 1987 at the age of 40 whilst serving in office.

Personal life[edit]

Muyang was born on 3 April 1964. He is from Rumah Machau, Nanga Kumpang Engkilili, Lubok Antu, Sri Aman Division, Sarawak. He is the younger brother of Andrew Janggi Muyang, who was also his predecessor and the Lubok Antu MP for one term from 1982 until his death in 1987.

Education[edit]

He holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management.[2]

Political career[edit]

Before contesting an independent candidate and winning the Lubok Antu federal seat in the 2018 general election, he was a PRS member. After becoming Lubok Antu MP, he joined PKR, a component party of the PH coalition which was in federal government before being ousted at the start of the 2020–2022 Malaysian political crisis in February 2020.[3] On 5 June 2020, he left PKR and became a government-aligned independent politician, in which he pledged his support to Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his PN coalition as well as the BN coalition acting as a confidence and supply partner. [4] Although many former PKR MPs like him had joined BERSATU and PN, he did not follow suit and remained as an independent from 2020 to 2022, he applied to rejoin PRS but received a negative response from the party. He later joined BERSATU directly as a member in order to defend the Lubok Antu seat in the 2022 general election representing the coalition.[5]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2018 P203 Lubok Antu, Sarawak Jugah Muyang (IND) 5,834 40.09% Robert Pasang Alam (PRS) 4,775 32.82% 14,551 1,059 71.08%
Nicholas Bawin Anggat (PKR) 3,942 27.09%
2022 Jugah Muyang (BERSATU) 5,360 27.78% Roy Angau Gingkoi (PRS) 6,644 34.44% 19,294 100 66.54%
Johnical Rayong Ngipa (PSB) 6,544 33.92%
Langga Lias (PKR) 746 3.87%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member's Profile". Official Portal of The Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  2. ^ "Jugah Muyang". pru.sinarharian.com.my.
  3. ^ "PKR accepts two independent MPs from Sarawak". The Edge Markets. May 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Reporters, F. M. T. (June 5, 2020). "PKR MP from Sarawak quits party, pledges loyalty to Muhyiddin, GPS".
  5. ^ "GE15: Ali Biju, Jugah Muyang to contest on PN ticket". Borneo Post Online. November 2022. Retrieved November 1, 2022.