Salleh Said Keruak
Salleh Said Keruak
|صالح سعيد کرواق|
|9th Chief Minister of Sabah|
28 December 1994 – 26 May 1996
|Governor||Mohammad Said Keruak|
|Deputy||Yong Teck Lee|
|Preceded by||Sakaran Dandai|
|Succeeded by||Yong Teck Lee|
|Speaker of the |
Sabah State Legislative Assembly
31 December 2010* (appointed 12 January 2011) – 28 July 2015
|Chief Minister||Musa Aman|
|Preceded by||Juhar Mahiruddin|
|Succeeded by||Syed Abas Syed Ali|
|2015–2018||Minister of Communications and Multimedia|
|Ministerial roles (Sabah)|
|1994||Deputy Chief Minister|
|1994||Minister of Finance|
|2001–2004||Minister of Housing and Local Government|
|Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat|
|Faction represented in Dewan Negara|
|Faction represented in Sabah State Legislative Assembly|
Md Salleh bin Md Said
10 July 1958[N 1]
Kota Belud, North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
|Political party||Independent (2018-2020)|
United Malays National Organisation (-2018, 2020-)[N 2][N 3]
|Barisan Nasional (-2018, 2020-)|
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020-)
Muafakat Nasional (MN) (2020-)
|Spouse||Raya Erom (m. 1984)|
|Relations||Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (cousin)|
|Children||Mohd. Syarulnizam (1986)|
Mohd. Hafeez (1996)
|Residence(s)||Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|Alma mater||Simon Fraser University|
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Datuk Seri Panglima Md Salleh bin Md Said (Jawi: محمد صالح بن محمد سعيد; born 10 July 1958), commonly known as Salleh Said Keruak, is a Malaysian politician who was Chief Minister of the state of Sabah from 1994 to 1996. He was Speaker of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly from 2010 to 2015 and has served as Minister of Information and Communications of Malaysia since 29 July 2015 until 10 May 2018. He also serves as a Senator in the Dewan Negara; previously he was the state assemblyman for the electoral district of Usukan. He is the son of Mohammad Said Keruak, who served as Chief Minister as well as Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah.
Riding on Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket to contest in the federal parliamentary seat of Kota Belud, he and two other candidates eventually lost the votes to Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) candidate as well his cousin Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis in the 2018 general election.
After further studies, he was designated as Kota Belud District Officer.
He also held some positions in the Cabinet of Sabah. In many years, he was the Minister of State for Finance, Minister of State for Local Government and Housing and Deputy Chief Minister of State.
On 28 December 1994, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appointed him as the Chief Minister of the State. His tenure as the State Chief Minister ended on 26 May 1996, and he was succeeded by Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Yong Teck Lee.
On 4 January 2010, Chief Minister of State, Musa Aman, appointed him as his Science and Technology Adviser with ministerial rank. He replaced Tham Nyip Shen, former Deputy Chief Minister of State.
On 12 January 2011, he was appointed as the Speaker of the State Legislature. Before that, on the first day of 2011, he was appointed as the Chairman of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) by the Federal Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, Dr. Rais Yatim.
Under the party of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), he is the Sabah Liaison Deputy Chairman. He also presides over the United Sabah Bajau Organisation (USBO).
On 6 October 2019, he admitted that he is submitting the admission letter to the People’s Justice Party (PKR) as the party is multiracial, and it is in line with Salleh's political beliefs, especially focusing on the future of the Malaysian state in East Malaysia, Sabah.
On 30 June 2020, he canceled his application to join PKR after 2020 political crisis including PKR's internal turmoil. He was applying to rejoin UMNO back before the snap state election but the approval is pending. On 10 September 2020, Salleh rejoin UMNO.
|1995||P148 Kota Belud, Sabah||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||17,368||62.92%||Timbun Laganan (PBS)||10,237||37.08%||27,920||7,131||81.71%|
|1999||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||7,817||62.16%||Saidil Simoi (PBS)||8,601||30.01%||28,931||9,216||77.55%|
|Bandira Aling (PAS)||1,515||5.28%|
|Paul Maidom Pansai (IND)||553||1.93%|
|Mul Marif (IND)||179||0.62%|
|2004||P169 Kota Belud, Sabah||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||19,290||64.93%||James Baga (IND)||8,869||29.85%||30,794||10,421||75.20%|
|Jaimin Giau (SETIA)||1,551||5.22%|
|2018||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||19,167||41.58%2||Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (WARISAN)||23,429||50.82%2||47,271||4,262||82.12%|
|Miasin Mion (PHRS)||2,092||4.54%|
|Laiman Ikin (PAS)||1,410||3.06%|
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.
|1994||N08 Usukan, P148 Kota Belud||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||6,274||61.67%||Datu Badaruddin Datu Mustapha (PBS)||3,591||35.30%||10,277||2,683||82.53%|
|Semat Abdul Karim (SETIA)||159||1.56%|
|Salisi Ukoh (IND)||150||1.47%|
|1999||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||7,127||61.84%||Saidil Simoy (PBS)||3,503||30.40%||11,652||3,624||80.21%|
|Mudry Nasir (BERSEKUTU)||894||7.76%|
|2013||N08 Usukan, P169 Kota Belud||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||10,879||70.85%||Mustapha Sakmud (PKR)||4,067||27.24%||15,603||6,812||83.40%|
|Bakhruddin Ismail (STAR)||285||1.91%|
|2020||N10 Usukan, P169 Kota Belud||Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO)||8,280||65.28%||Abdul Bakhrin Mohd Yusof (WARISAN)||3,982||31.40%||12,683||4,298||75.12%|
|Datu Mohd Nazaruddin 13 Datu Tiga Belas (PCS)||421||3.32%|
- Sabah :
- Malacca :
- Grand Commander of the Exalted Order of Malacca (DGSM) - Datuk Seri (1996)
He is married to Datin Seri Panglima Datuk Raya Erom on 18 December 1985 and has two sons and two daughters. The names of his children are, Mohd Syarulnizam (born 1987), Syazeera (born 1989), Mohd Hafeez (born 1997) and Syeera (born 2002). Salleh is also the second cousin of Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.
- "Abdul Rahman challenged by four in Kota Belud". The Borneo Post. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
The second cousin of former Chief Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said also said there was not objection from her family to stand under the opposition even though her cousin (Salleh) was also standing as a BN candidate for the Usukan state seat. My family is very supportive of this move, and they also believe in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) after what they had done in several states in Peninsular Malaysia, especially in Selangor and Penang. “After having a meeting with our machinery tonight, we will start our campaign in Tempasuk and Usukan areas, and after that we will continue in Kadamaian,” said Isnaraissah Munirah who is fluent in English, Malay, Dusun and Bajau.
- "Salleh Ganti Tham Sebagai Penasihat Sains Ketua Menteri". The Star (in Malay). 12 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Salleh Said Keruak dilantik Speaker baru DUN Sabah". Berita Harian (in Malay). 12 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- Abdul Rahman, Rafiuddin (12 January 2011). "Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Salleh Tun Hj. Mohd. Said Keruak dilantik Pengerusi FINAS" (in Malay). Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Salleh batalkan permohonan sertai PKR". Sinar Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 7 August 2020.
- "Tiga bekas ketua menteri bertanding PRN Sabah" (in Malay). Borneo Today. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
- "PRN Sabah: Salleh Said Keruak buat kemunculan semula". 10 September 2020.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 28 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
- "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
- "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
- "14th General Election Malaysia (GE14 / PRU14) – Results Overview". election.thestar.com.my.
- "N53 Senallang". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 30 May 2020.