Rosnah Shirlin

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Yang Berhormat Datuk
Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin
Rosnah Shirlin.jpg
Malaysian Deputy Minister of Works
Assumed office
16 May 2013
Minister Fadillah Yusof
Preceded by Yong Khoon Seng
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Papar, Sabah
Assumed office
Preceded by Osu Sukam
Malaysian Deputy Minister of Health
In office
10 April 2009 – 5 May 2013
Minister Liow Tiong Lai
Succeeded by Hilmi Yahaya
Personal details
Born (1972-07-10) 10 July 1972 (age 44)
Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia
Political party UMNO
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Fadli Juanas (m. 2008)
Alma mater International Islamic University Malaysia
Occupation Politician, lawyer
Religion Sunni Islam

Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin (born 10 July 1972) is a Malaysian politician. She is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Papar constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party. She is a Deputy Minister for Works in the Barisan Nasional coalition government.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Rosnah was born on 10 July 1972 in Kota Belud, Sabah, Malaysia. Her father was an engineer while her mother was a housewife. Rosnah married Fadli Juanas on 11 July 2008. Rosnah and her family live in her hometown of Papar, Sabah.[2]

Political career[edit]

Rosnah was elected to Parliament in the 2004 election, after being nominated by Barisan Nasional to replace its incumbent member Osu Sukam.[3] Her election was unopposed.[4] Before her election, she was a lawyer,[4] and the head of UMNO's Puteri (female youth) wing in Sabah.[5]

In March 2009 she became the head of UMNO's women's youth wing ("UMNO Puteri")[6] and was subsequently appointed Deputy Minister for Health by incoming Prime Minister Najib Razak.[7]

On 16 May 2013, after the 13th General Election, she was shifted from Deputy Health Minister to Deputy Works Minister.[8] Also in 2013, she relinquished the leadership of UMNO Puteri due to her exceeding the organisation's age limit, and was elected to the Supreme Council of the full party.[9]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P175 Papar, Sabah[10]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Rosnah Shirlin (UMNO) Unopposed
2008 Rosnah Shirlin (UMNO) 15,352 62% Wahap Idris (PKR) 5,778 23%
2013 Rosnah Shirlin (UMNO) 21,196 65% Mohamad Yahya (PKR) 10,661 18%


  1. ^ "Rosnah binti Haji Abdul Rashid Shirlin, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "40 new faces for Sabah BN". Daily Express (Malaysia). 12 March 2004. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Sabah delivers half the seats". Daily Express (Malaysia). 14 March 2004. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Pictures of who's in and who's out given prominence". The Star. 13 March 2004. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rosnah new Puteri chief". The Star. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ten Fresh Faces in Najib's Administration". Bernama. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Rosnah wants Trans-Borneo Highway to become a reality". The Borneo Post. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Irwan Muhammad Zain (20 October 2013). "Three UMNO Youths in supreme council". Astro Awani. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 29 March 2010.  Percentage figures based on total turnout. Vote tallies for candidates who finished below second place are not listed.