Abang Abu Bakar

Tan Sri Abang Abu Bakar bin Abang Mustapha[1] (Jawi: ابڠ ابو بكر بن ابڠ مصطفى) is a former Minister in the Prime Minister 's Department from 1999 to 2003 and former Member of Parliament for Asajaya,[2] Sarawak.


He received his primary school in St Thomas's School, Kuching then further his secondary school to the premier Malay College Kuala Kangsar. His later education was at King's College, Warrnambool, Australia, University of Adelaide, South Australia and Inner Temple, London and International Management Centre for his MBA which he received in 1990.


He was the Managing Director of Progressive Insurance Sdn Bhd, Executive Secretary of Sarawak Alliance Party in 1970. MLA for Kuching Barat (1973-1981) and for Satok (1979-1981). He was also the Speaker of the State Council from 1976 to 1981, Member of Parliament for Paloh (1981-1990) and for Kuala Rajang (1990-2000). From 1988 to 1998, he was the Deputy President of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu

In the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad first cabinet, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Defence, then the Minister in Prime Minister's Department in 1990-1999 and lastly the Minister of Defence in 1999-2003.

He was also active as the President of Sarawak Native Chamber of Commerce and Sarawak Muslim Welfare Association.


Honours of Malaysia

  •  Malaysia : Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (P.S.M.) (2013)[3]
  • Knight Commander or Dato’ Paduka of the Grand Order of Tuanku Ja’afar (DPTJ) - (19.7.1990)
  • Knight Commander of Order of the Star of Sarawak - 7.7.1985)
  • Knight Companion of Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang - (24.10.1984)
  • Companion of the Order of the Defender of the Realm

Personal life

He was married Puan Sri Tunku Puan Sri Maziah binti Tunku Mustapha in 1974.


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