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Abdul Rahman Dahlan

Abdul Rahman Dahlan

Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Rahman Dahlan.jpg
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
Economic Planning Unit

27 June 2016 - 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Najib Razak
DeputyDevamany S. Krishnasamy
Abdul Wahid Omar
Mohamed Azmin Ali
as Minister of Economic Affairs
ConstituencyKota Belud
Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government

16 May 2013 - 27 June 2016
MonarchAbdul Halim
Najib Razak
DeputyHalimah Mohamed Sadique
Chor Chee Heung
(Housing and Local Government)
Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
(Urban Wellbeing)
Noh Omar
ConstituencyKota Belud
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Belud

8 March 2008 - 9 May 2018
Salleh Said Keruak (UMNO--BN)
Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (WARISAN)
Majority3,020 (2008)
5,095 (2013)
Personal details
Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan

(1965-11-24) 24 November 1965 (age 54)
Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Norazlina Awang Had, Vie Santie Haroon Khan
Alma materSonoma State University

Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan (Jawi: ; born 24 November 1965) is a Malaysian politician. He is the former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and the Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. He is also the former Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for the Kota Belud constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) party, a component of Barisan Nasional (BN).[1]

Abdul Rahman was elected to Parliament in the 2008 general election for the UMNO-held seat of Kota Belud,[2] after UMNO dropped its incumbent member Salleh Said Keruak.[3] Before his election he was a party official for UMNO.[4]

On 16 May 2013, after the 2013 general elections he was appointed as Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government under the cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[5] On 28 June 2016, he was appointed to be the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

In the 2018 general elections, Abdul Rahman had switched to contest the Sepanggar parliamentary seat but had lost to Azis Jamman of Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN).[6]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia[2][7][8][9]
Year Constituency Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2008 P169 Kota Belud, Sabah (UMNO) 17,842 52% Saidil @ Saidi bin Simoi (PKR) 14,822 44%
2013 (UMNO) 21,768 55% Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (PKR) 16,673 47%
2018 P171 Sepanggar, Sabah Abdul Rahman Dahlan (UMNO) 15,436 32.3%2 (WARISAN) 28,420 59.47%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.



  1. ^ "Abdul Rahman bin Haji Dahlan, Y.B. Dato' Haji". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  3. ^ "Amir Kahar, Salleh axed but 'controversial' Bung included in Umno list". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Sabah Umno's new faces vow to work hard". Daily Express (Malaysia). 22 February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Full minister a big responsibility - Abdul Rahman". The Borneo Post. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Kristy Inus (10 May 2018). "Rahman loses Sepanggar, congratulates Azis Jamman via Twitter". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "SEMAKAN KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE - 14" (in Malay). Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  8. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  9. ^ "The Star Online GE14". The Star. Retrieved 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout.
  10. ^ "'Strive for people's wellbeing'". Bernama. The Star. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "235 receive state awards from Head of State". Borneo Post. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Rahman Dahlan heads list of Sabah honours". Avila Geraldine. New Straits Times. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 2018.

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