Wilfred Bumburing

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Wilfred Bumburing
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Tuaran, Sabah
In office
Preceded byMadius Tangau (UPKOBN)
Succeeded byMadius Tangau (UPKOBN)
Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly
for Tamparuli
In office
Preceded byJahid Jahim
Succeeded byJahid Jahim
Personal details
Mojilip bin Bumburing @ Wilfred

(1951-12-02) 2 December 1951 (age 67)
Tuaran, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political partyPBS (1985–1994)
UPKOBarisan Nasional (1994–2012)
PKRPakatan Rakyat (2012–2016)
PCS (2016–)

Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Bumburing (born 2 December 1951) is a Malaysian politician. He is a member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly and a former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Tuaran, Sabah (2008–2013).

Bumburing was first elected to the State Assembly in 1985, as a member of the United Sabah Party (PBS). In 1994, he joined Bernard Dompok in defecting from PBS to join the Barisan Nasional coalition, setting up the party that subsequently became the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO). He was a Deputy Chief Minister in the Barisan Nasional government.[1]

He was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election for the seat of Tuaran.[2][3] His election came after UPKO's incumbent member Wilfred Madius Tangau stood down citing the wishes of the party's leadership.[4] In 2012, he left UPKO to sit in Parliament as a member of People's Justice Party (PKR) of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.[5] He recontested the 2013 election as a PKR candidate, but lost his seat to Tangau, who had returned to the UPKO deputy presidency. C did, however, win the seat of Tamparuli in the Sabah State Legislative Assembly.[6] In 2016 Wilfred Bumburing left PKR for the newly formed Love Sabah Party (PCS) and was elected as its new president.[7]

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia: P170 Tuaran, Sabah[2][3]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 Wilfred Bumburing (UPKO) 17,645 57.7% Umsery @ Ansari bin Abdullah (PKR) 11,023 36.1%
2013 Madius Tangau (UPKO) 20,685 50.8% Wilfred Bumburing (PKR) 15,495 38.0%
Sabah State Legislative Assembly: P170 N9 Tamparuli, Sabah[2][3]
Year Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct
2013 Wilfred Bumburing (PKR) 7,792 48% Jahid Jahim (PBS) 6,862 45%


  1. ^ "'Being out of action for 2 terms not a worry'". Daily Express (Malaysia). 23 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  3. ^ a b c "undiinfo - Malaysian Election Data". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Madius steps aside for Bumburing". Daily Express (Malaysia). 22 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Bumburing leaves BN, aligns with opposition". The Borneo Post. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Bumburing wins Tamparuli, loses Tuaran". The Borneo Insider. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Parti Cinta Sabah to establish 26 divisions in Sabah". The Borneo Post. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2018.