Leo Michael Toyad

Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad bin Abdullah (Jawi: محمد ليو ميچايل توياد بن عبدالله; born 11 April 1950) is a Malaysian politician. He is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Mukah constituency in Sarawak, representing the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.[1]

Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad Abdullah

محمد ليو ميچايل توياد بن عبدالله
Minister of Tourism
In office
27 March 2004  14 February 2006
Prime MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
DeputyAhmad Zahid Hamidi
Preceded byAbdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir
Succeeded byTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 May 1995  26 March 2004
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MinisterAbdullah Ahmad Badawi (1995-1999)
Syed Hamid Albar (1999-2004)
Succeeded byJoseph Salang Gandum
Deputy Minister of Education
In office
11 August 1986  4 May 1995
Serving with Fong Chan Onn
Azlan Shah
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
MinisterAnwar Ibrahim (1986-1990)
Sulaiman Daud (1990-1995)
Preceded by1. Tan Tiong Hong
2. Mohd Khalil Yaakob
Succeeded byMohd Khalid Mohd Yunos
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Mukah
In office
1982  9 May 2018
Preceded byEdwin Esnen Unang
Succeeded byHanifah Hajar Taib
Majority3,083 (1986)
8,305 (1990)
uncontested (1995)
7,567 (1999)
9,178 (2004)
6,298 (2008)
12,764 (2013)
Personal details
Leo Michael Toyad

(1950-04-11) 11 April 1950
Mukah, Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Bumiputera Heritage Party (PBB)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN)
Spouse(s)Matilda Ho Kim Luan

Toyad was first elected to Parliament in the 1982 election. In 1987 he became Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs,[2] and after the 2004 election he joined the full ministry of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi as Minister for Tourism .[3][4] He was dropped from the ministry 2006, in a move that surprised observers, to be replaced by Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.[4] Ahead of the 2008 election he indicated his intention to retire, but he recontested and won his seat, both in that poll and again in 2013.[5]


Honours of Malaysia


  1. "Muhammad Leo Micheal Toyad Abdullah, Y.B. Dato' Sri Dr" (in Malay). Parliament of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  2. "Petition to ask seven-term Mukah MP to step down handed to PBB secretariat". The Star. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. Sulong, Wong (28 March 2004). "Cabinet shaped by realities". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  4. Chun Wai, Wong. "PM's choice stuns veterans". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  5. Wong, Jack; Ling, Sharon (22 February 2008). "Taib will not defend Kota Samarahan seat". The Star. Star Publications (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  6. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat".
  7. "51 tokoh dianugerah 'Tan Sri'" (in Malay). Astro Awani. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. "The Sarawak Yang DiPertua Negeri's 85th birthday honours list". The Star. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
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