Douglas Uggah Embas

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (born 28 July 1956) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently one of three Deputy Chief Ministers of Sarawak.[1][2][3] He was seven-term Member of Parliament of Malaysia for the Betong constituency before deciding not to contest in the 2018 Malaysian general election. He is currently the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Sarawak for the Bukit Saban constituency in Sarawak, representing the United Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB).[4]

Douglas Uggah Embas

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities
In office
16 May 2013  12 May 2016
MonarchAbdul Halim
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
DeputyNoriah Kasnon
Preceded byBernard Dompok
Succeeded byNancy Shukri (Acting)
Mah Siew Keong
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
In office
19 March 2008  8 March 2013
MonarchMizan Zainal Abidin
Abdul Halim
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Najib Razak
Deputy1. Maznah Maslan (2008-2009)
2. Joseph Kurup (2009-2013)
Preceded byAzmi Khalid
Succeeded byPalanivel Govindasamy
Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak
Assumed office
13 May 2016
Serving with 1. James Jemut Masing
2. Awang Tengah Ali Hasan
GovernorAbdul Taib Mahmud
Chief MinisterAbang Abdul Rahman Zohari
Preceded byAlfred Jabu Numpang
ConstituencyBukit Saban
Deputy Minister of Transport
In office
29 September 2001  18 March 2008
Mizan Zainal Abidin
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterChan Kong Choy
Preceded byIbrahim Saad
Succeeded byLajim Ukin
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
In office
15 December 1999  29 September 2001
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterAbdul Hamid Othman
Preceded byIbrahim Saad
Succeeded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Betong
In office
6 October 1986  9 May 2018
Preceded byAlfred Jabu Numpang (PBB-BN)
Succeeded byRobert Lawson Chuat (PBB-GPS)
Majority5,619 (1986)
7,173 (1990)
uncontested (1995)
uncontested (1999)
9,723 (2004)
11,709 (2008)
10,887 (2013)
Member of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
for Bukit Saban
Assumed office
7 May 2016
Preceded byRobert Lawson Chuat
Majority4,599 (2016)
Personal details
Born (1956-07-28) 28 July 1956
Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Sarawak Parties Alliance (GPS) (2018-)
Spouse(s)Doreen Mayang @ Lee Mei Hua
Alma materUniversity of Malaya
Bachelor's Degree (Economics)

He was the former Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities in the federal Barisan Nasional government cabinet until his resignation after his appointment as Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak.[5] Uggah was appointed to the Cabinet after the 2008 election, to replace Azmi Khalid as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.[6] He had previously served in non-Cabinet government posts such as Deputy Minister of Transport,[7][8] and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.[9] After the 2013 election, he was appointed as Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities under the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak.[10]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia: Betong, Sarawak[11][12][13]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1986 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 8,052 64% Wilfred Gomez Azarias Malong (IND) 2,433 19%
1990 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 9,178 74% Musa Jamaluddin (PERMAS) 2,005 16%
1995 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) Unopposed
1999 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) Unopposed
2004 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 11,618 85% Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh (SNAP) 1,895 14%
2008 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 13,708 86% Edmund Stanley Jugol (SNAP) 1,999 13%
2013 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 15,476 88% Cecilia Siti Una (PKR) 4,589 20%
Sarawak State Assembly: Bukit Saban, Sarawak[11][12][13][4]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
2016 Douglas Uggah Embas (PBB) 5,524 86% Noel Changgai Bucking (PKR) 925 14%



  1. "PRN 11: Jabu berundur, Uggah di Bukit Saban". Utusan Borneo Berita Sarawak. Borneo Post. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. Razif Yusuf (13 May 2016). "Tiga ADUN Dilantik Sebagai Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak". Bernama. KLXpress. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. "Sarawak dapat 3 timbalan KM, Sim bukan antara mereka". Malaysiakini. Malaysiakini. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  4. "Douglas Uggah wins in Bukit Saban". By Bernama. NEW STRAITS TIMES PRESS. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  5. "Douglas Uggah Embas, Y.B. Datuk" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  6. "Uggah aims to break the record". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 25 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  7. "Chan gets Transport in minor Cabinet reshuffle". Ivy Soon. The Star. 29 June 2003. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  8. "MAS to raise fares in bid to avoid losses". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). 23 November 2005. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  9. "No plan to make voting compulsory". New Straits Times. New Straits Times Press. 27 October 1992. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  10. "Douglas Uggah Appointed As Minister of Plantation Industries And Commodities". BERNAMA. 15 May 2013. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  11. "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.
  12. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM PARLIMEN NEGERI BAGI TAHUN 2016". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 May 2016. Percentage figures based on total turnout, including votes for third parties. Results before 1986 election unavailable.
  13. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017. Results only available from the 2004 election.
  14. "Curriculum Vitae - Douglas Uggah Embas" (PDF). European Palm Oil Alliance. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  15. "Tunku Mahkota Johor ketuai senarai penerima darjah". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  16. "Masing and Uggah now Datuk Amar". The Star. 15 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
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