Azizah Mohd Dun

Dato' Hajjah Azizah binti Mohd Dun (Jawi: عزيزه بنت محمد دون; born 27 March 1955) is a Malaysian politician. She is the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Beaufort constituency in Sabah, presently representing the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) since 2019.[1] She had earlier left United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to be an Independent politician in 2018.[2] She is also the former State Minister for Community Development and Consumer Affairs.

Azizah Mohd Dun

عزيزه بنت محمد دون
Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development
In office
16 May 2013  10 May 2018
Serving with Chew Mei Fun (2014 – 2018)
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterRohani Abdul Karim
Preceded byHeng Seai Kie
Succeeded byHannah Yeoh
Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government
In office
27 March 2004  18 March 2008
Serving with Robert Lau Hoi Chew
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterOng Ka Chuan
Preceded byPeter Chin Fah Kui
Succeeded byHamzah Zainudin
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Beaufort, Sabah
Assumed office
Preceded byLajim Ukin
Majority5,336 (2013)
6,647 (2018)
In office
21 March 2004  2008
Preceded byAnifah Aman
Succeeded byLajim Ukin
Majorityuncontested (2004)
Member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly
for Klias
In office
08 March 2008  2013
Preceded byLajim Ukin
Succeeded byLajim Ukin
Majority2,413 (2008)
Personal details
Azizah binti Mohd Dun

(1955-03-27) 27 March 1955
Beaufort, Crown Colony of North Borneo
Political partyMalaysian United Indigenous Party (2019-present)
Independent (2018-2019)
UMNO (until 2018)
Other political
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2019-present)
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Spouse(s)Paiman Karim

Personal life

Azizah was born in the town of Beaufort on 27 March 1955. She is married to Paiman Karim. In 2012, she was involved in a car accident but survived with slight injuries while her bodyguard and driver were seriously injured.[3]

Political career

Fight against child and women abuse

Azizah strongly opposed child and women abuse. During her candidacy, she organised seminar, talks and action plans to combat domestic crimes involving children and women.[4] She frequently alerted the Malaysian society on the rise of child abuses cases and strongly urged the crimes must be stopped. She also added that children and women should not be subjected to domestic or any kind of violence.[5] Azizah is one of the leader who initiated the state committee to co-ordinate women's activity in line with the country 1Malaysia program.

Support for the disabled

Azizah is also the supporter for disabled people to be given more aid, moreover following her tragic car accident in 2012 that left her own bodyguard amputated.[3][6] In 2010, she applaud Kota Kinabalu City Hall Mayor Iliyas Ibrahim for providing more facility to people who have special needs. According to her, the movement made by the Mayor "have been a good contribution to the state".[7]


2013 general election

In the 2013 election, Azizah faced Lajim Ukin, a former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) strongman who had leaped to People's Justice Party (PKR). Azizah was the seat holder for Klias. She changed her seat candidacy to be able to face off her former colleague in the Beaufort parliamentary seat.[8][9][10]

2018 general election

Before the 2018 election, Azizah said she support whoever is the selected candidate for their party even if she is not selected.[11] Prior to the election, she was selected again to representing the Beaufort parliamentary seat and won.[12][13]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: P177 Beaufort, Sabah[14][15]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2004 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO)
2013 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 12,827 49.43% Lajim Ukin (PKR) 12,154 46.84%
2018 Azizah Mohd Dun (UMNO) 11,354 34.1%2 Lajim Ukin (PHRS) 8,023 24.1%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.


  1. Mazwin Nik Anis and Joseph Kaos Jr (15 March 2019). "Six Sabah reps who jumped from Umno get Bersatu cards". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. Muguntan Vanar, Stephanie Lee and Natasha Joibi (12 December 2018). "Sabah Umno exodus sees nine of 10 Aduns, five of six MPs leave". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. Durie Rainer Fong (22 April 2012). "Sabah minister escapes with light injuries, bodyguard critical". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. Muguntan Vanar (21 November 2010). "Many domestic violence and child abuse cases go unreported". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  5. Ruben Sario (23 January 2011). "Sharp rise in child abuse cases". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. "Accident makes minister better understand needs of disabled". The Borneo Post. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. "Disabled-friendly town". Bernama. The Star. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  8. Muguntan Vanar (14 April 2013). "GE13: Lajim Ukin to defend Beaufort parliament, eyes Klias state seat". The Star. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  9. Sandra Sokial (15 May 2013). "Azizah, Linda, Mary among new faces expected". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  10. Stephanie Lee (6 August 2013). "BN challenge on Klias seat in Sabah allowed". The Star. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  11. "Azizah prepared to shoulder responsibility if given mandate again". Bernama. The Sun. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  12. Wan Faizal Ismayatim; Mohd Nazllie Zainul (7 May 2018). "BN a 'big ship', opposition merely a 'sailboat': PM Najib". New Straits Times. Retrieved 8 May 2018. Present were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and BN candidates for the Beaufort Parliamentary seat Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun; the Klias state seat Datuk Isnin Aliasnih; and the Kuala Penyu state seat Datuk Limus Jury.
  13. Nandini Balakrishnan (10 May 2018). "Historic Win: The Complete Result Of GE14's Parliamentary Seats Across Malaysia". Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  14. "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).
  15. "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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