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Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Pandikar Amin bin Haji Mulia (born 17 September 1955) is a Malaysian politician and the current Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Parliament of Malaysia.

Contents

1 Early background 2 Political career

2.1 Pre-speakership 2.2 Speakership in the Dewan Rakyat

3 References

Early background[edit] Pandikar Amin was born in a poor family in a remote village in Kota Belud. Prior to going to England
England
for tertiary education, he received education at Sabah
Sabah
College in Kota Kinabalu. He was a graduate of Wolverhampton Polytechnic and Lincoln's Inn. Political career[edit] Pre-speakership[edit] Pandikar Amin entered politics in 1982 as a member of USNO and later as a parliamentary candidate for Kota Belud
Kota Belud
but lost to the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate. At the age of 27, he became MLA for Usukan. He became the Speaker of Sabah State Legislative Assembly
Sabah State Legislative Assembly
from 1986 to 1988.[1] In 1999, he was appointed as a Senator and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department until 2002. He was president of AKAR, one of the BN component parties in Sabah, at that time. Speakership in the Dewan Rakyat[edit] After the 2008 general elections, the BN coalition government announced that Pandikar, a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), would be the new Speaker, replacing Ramli Ngah Talib.[2] The 12th Parliament was the first to be presided over entirely by East Malaysians; Pandikar and his deputies, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
and Ronald Kiandee, hail from either Sabah
Sabah
or Sarawak.[3] In mid-May, after Parliament convened, Pandikar resigned as Kota Marudu UMNO division chief, citing the need to be a neutral presiding officer. He denied his resignation was linked to possible party-switching amongst UMNO
UMNO
MPs from East Malaysia.[4] Ahead of the 2018 general elections, Pandikar announced his intention to contest, thus returning to active politics after serving as Parliamentary Speaker for two terms.[5] References[edit]

^ "Baptism of fire for Speaker Pandikar Amin at first sitting". The Star. 1 May 2008. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2008.  ^ "MPs urged to follow the rules". The Malaysian Insider. 26 April 2008. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2008.  ^ Vasudevan, V. (28 April 2008). "A day of firsts in parliament". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2008.  ^ "Pandikar Amin quits as Kota Marudu Umno chief". The Star Online. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2018.  ^ Dol, Clarence (5 April 2017). "Pandikar returning to politics". Daily Express. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 

Political offices

Preceded by Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat 2008 – Present Succeeded by Incumbent

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Sixth Mahathir cabinet
Sixth Mahathir cabinet
(1999–2003)

Prime Minister: Mahathir Mohamad

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Ling Liong Sik Samy Vellu Lim Keng Yaik Daim Zainuddin Leo Moggie Irok Rafidah Aziz Najib Razak Law Hieng Ding Syed Hamid Albar Muhyiddin Yassin Chua Jui Meng Siti Zaharah Sulaiman Mohd Khalil Yaakob Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir Fong Chan Onn Ong Ka Ting Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz Azmi Khalid Hishammuddin Hussein Bernard Giluk Dompok Rais Yatim Mohd Effendi Norwawi Shahrizat Abdul Jalil Jamaluddin Jarjis Chan Kong Choy Abdul Hamid Zainal Abidin Kasitah Gaddam Musa Mohamad Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor Pandikar Amin Mulia

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Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat

Mohamad Noah Omar Syed Esa Alwee Chik Mohamed Yusuf Sheikh Abdul Rahman Nik Ahmad Kamil Nik Mahmood Syed Nasir Ismail Mohamed Zahir Ismail Ramli Ngah Talib Pandikar Amin Mulia

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