Md Isa Sabu

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Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Dr.
Md Isa Sabu
7th Menteri Besar of Perlis
In office
17 March 2008 – 7 May 2013
Monarch Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
Preceded by Shahidan Kassim
Succeeded by Azlan Man
Member of the Malaysian Parliament for Kangar, Perlis
In office
Preceded by Ishak Arshad (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
Succeeded by Abdul Hamid Pawanteh (UMNOBarisan Nasional)
Personal details
Born (1946-08-24) 24 August 1946 (age 70)
Kampung Kechor, Kangar, Perlis, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysian
Political party United Malays National Organisation
Children 7
Alma mater Universiti Sains Malaysia
Occupation Politician
Religion Sunni Islam

Datuk Seri Dr. Md Isa Sabu (born 24 August 1946) was the seventh Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Perlis, in office from 2008 to 2013. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He held the state assembly seat of Bintong, in the Perlis capital of Kangar, until his retirement from politics in 2013.

Md Isa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Perlis on 17 March 2008 following the 2008 Malaysian election. The Raja of Perlis appointed Md Isa despite Perlis UMNO leader Shahidan Kassim having a letter of appointment from Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Md Isa claimed the support of eight of his fellow UMNO assemblymen, satisfying the Raja that he could command the support of a majority of the 15-member Perlis state assembly.[1] He did not re-contest his seat in the 2013 election, citing his age (66).[2] He was replaced as Chief Minister by Azlan Man.

Md Isa is married with seven children.[3] He was member of the federal parliament for Kangar from 1995 to 1999.


Preceded by
Shahidan Kassim
Menteri Besar of Perlis
17 March 2008 – 7 May 2013
Succeeded by
Azlan Man