Mohamad Alamin

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Mohamad Alamin
محمد بن الأمين
Ministerial roles
2021–Deputy Minister of Education
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
2020–Barisan Nasional
Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly
2013–2018Barisan Nasional
Other roles
2020–Chairman of Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
Personal details
Mohamad bin Alamin

(1972-11-23) 23 November 1972 (age 49)
Kg. Kelautan, Batu Enam Kimanis, Papar, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Perikatan Nasional (PN)
Muafakat Nasional (MN)
Alma materInternational Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
OccupationPolitician, lawyer

Mohamad bin Haji Alamin (Jawi: داتوق محمد بن حج الأمين) is a Malaysian politician who has served as Deputy Minister of Education II in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Minister Radzi Jidin since August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kimanis since January 2020. He is also Chairman of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Mohamad was born in Kg. Kelatuan, Batu Enam Kimanis, Papar, Sabah. His father, Haji Alamin 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 of 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 Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 N23 Bongawan, P176 Kimanis 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 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%



  1. ^ "MP Kimanis dilantik pengerusi baru MyIPO" (in Malay). Malaysiakini. 4 June 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ "12,917 intellectual property applications filed between Jan–May". New Straits Times. 3 June 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Biodata Calon BN, Datuk Mohamad Alamin. #PRKKimanis". 1 January 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. ^ JOSEPH KAOS Jr (16 December 2019). "Kimanis by-election set for January 18". The Star Online. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Sabah Umno confirms taking part in Kimanis by-election". Free Malaysia Today. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  6. ^ Jason Santos (1 January 2020). "Umno to field former Bongawan rep Alamin in Kimanis polls". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  7. ^ Malaysiakini Team (18 January 2020). "Sabah Umno sees revival after BN takes Kimanis with bigger majority". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.
  9. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  10. ^ "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13". Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ "my undi : Kawasan & Calon-Calon PRU13 : Keputusan PRU13 (Archived copy)". Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13". Utusan Malaysia. Archived from the original on 21 March 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  13. ^ a b "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE – 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  14. ^ a b "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 24 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.