Mohamad Alamin

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Mohamad Alamin
محمد بن الأمين
Mohamad in 2023
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
10 December 2022
Ibrahim Iskandar
(since 2024)
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
MinisterZambry Abdul Kadir
Mohamad Hasan
(since 2023)
Preceded byKamaruddin Jaffar
Deputy Minister of Education II
In office
11 September 2021 – 24 November 2022
Prime MinisterIsmail Sabri Yaakob
MinisterRadzi Jidin
Preceded byMuslimin Yahaya
Succeeded byLim Hui Ying
(Deputy Minister of Education)
Chairman of the
Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia
In office
1 May 2020 – 15 March 2022
MinisterRadzi Jidin
Director GeneralMohd Roslan Mahayudin
Preceded byRozhan Othman
Succeeded byRazali Ibrahim
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kimanis
Assumed office
18 January 2020
Preceded byAnifah Aman
Majority2,029 (2020)
3,307 (2022)
Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly
for Bongawan
In office
5 May 2013 – 9 May 2018
Preceded byKarim Bujang
Succeeded byDaud Yusof (WARISAN)
Majority3,392 (2013)
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2020–Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
Personal details
Mohamad bin Alamin

(1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 51)
Kg. Kelautan, Batu Enam Kimanis, Papar, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Alma materInternational Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)

Mohamad bin Haji Alamin (Jawi: داتوق محمد بن حج الأمين) is a Malaysian politician and lawyer who has served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Unity Government administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim as well as Ministers Zambry Abdul Kadir and Mohamad Hasan since December 2022 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kimanis since January 2020. He served as the Deputy Minister of Education II in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under former Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and former Minister Radzi Jidin from September 2021 to the collapse of the BN administration in November 2022 and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) from May 2020 to March 2022.[1][2] He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component party of the BN coalition.

Personal life[edit]

Mohamad was born in Kg. Kelatuan, Batu Enam Kimanis, Papar, Sabah. His father, Haji Alamin Abdullah is an ethnic Kadazan from Kg. Kelatuan, Kimanis, Papar whilst his mother is an ethnic Brunei Malay from Kg. Brunei, Membakut, Beaufort.[3]


He received his primary education at Kelatuan Primary School in Kimanis, Papar. He then continued his studies at Toh Puan Hajjah Rahmah Religious Secondary School in Kinarut, Papar.[3]

After graduating from secondary school, he obtained a Law Degree from the International Islamic University of Malaysia.[3]


In 1997, he was accepted as an advocate & solicitor of the Sabah & Sarawak High Court.[3]

Political career[edit]

Mohamad has held various positions throughout his political career such as President of Sabahan Affairs Council, Youth Chief of UMNO Kimanis (2004–2013), and Vice Leader of UMNO Kimanis (2013–2018). He is currently the division leader of UMNO Kimanis.[3]

In 2013 general election, Mohamad contested for Bongawan state assembly seat for the first time. He won the seat by majority of 3,392 votes.

He contested again in 2018 general election to retain the same seat. However, he was defeated by WARISAN candidate, Daud Yusof who is appointed as State Minister of Education.

2020 Kimanis by-election[edit]

In January 2020, Mohamad first contested to become an MP in Kimanis by-election. The election was held after the seat was declared vacant after the Federal Court on 2 December 2019 upheld the Election Court's ruling earlier on 16 August, nullifying the sitting Member of Parliament (MP), Anifah Aman's victory in the 2018 general election (GE14).[4][5] BN decided to field Mohamad Alamin as their candidate for the by-election.[6]

He won the by-election after defeating Karim Bujang from Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN), by majority 2,029 votes.[7]

Election results[edit]

Sabah State Legislative Assembly[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 N23 Bongawan Mohamad Alamin (UMNO) 7,443 59.05% Ibrahim Menudin (PKR) 4,051 32.14% 12,866 3,392 86.80%
Ak Aliuddin Pg Mohd Tahir (IND) 455 3.60%
Awang Talip Awang Bagul (SAPP) 335 2.66%
Assim @ Hassim Matali (STAR) 321 2.55%
2018 Mohamad Alamin (UMNO) 6,117 44.79% Daud Yusof (WARISAN) 6,912 50.62% 13,953 795 85.90%
Jaafar Ismail (PHRS) 627 4.59%
Parliament of Malaysia[13][14]
Year Constituency Candidate Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2020 P176 Kimanis, Sabah Mohamad Alamin (UMNO) 12,706 54.34% Karim Bujang (WARISAN) 10,677 45.66% 23,703 2,029 79.92%
2022 Mohamad Alamin (UMNO) 13,004 41.86% Daud Yusof (WARISAN) 9,967 32.08% 31,068 3,037 76.22%
Amat Md Yusof (KDM) 4,013 12.92%
Rowindy Lawrence Odong (UPKO) 3,931 12.65%
Yusop Osman (PEJUANG) 153 0.49%



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