Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (Malaysia)

The current Malaysian Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources is Dr. Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam, since 2 July 2018.

Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources
Incumbent
Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

since 2 July 2018 (2018-07-02)
Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources
StyleYang Berhormat Menteri
(The Honourable Minister)
Member ofCabinet of Malaysia
Reports toParliament of Malaysia
SeatPutrajaya
AppointerYang di-Pertuan Agong on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Formation1955 (1955)
First holderIsmail Abdul Rahman
as Minister of Natural Resources
DeputyTengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji
Websitewww.nre.gov.my

The minister is supported by Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources is Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji, since 2 July 2018.

The minister administers the portfolio through the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources.

List of ministers of water

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Water, or any of its precedent titles:

Political Party:   Alliance   BN   Pakatan Harapan

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Leo Moggie Irok
(b. 1941)
MP for Kanowit
BN (PBDS) Minister of Energy, Water and Communications 15 December 1999 26 March 2004 Mahathir Mohamad
(VI)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(I)
Lim Keng Yaik
(1939–2012)
MP for Beruas
BN (Gerakan) 27 March 2004 18 March 2008 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(II)
Shaziman Abu Mansor
(b. 1964)
MP for Tampin
BN (UMNO) 19 March 2008 9 April 2009 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(III)
Peter Chin Fah Kui
(b. 1945)
MP for Miri
BN (SUPP) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water 10 April 2009 15 May 2013 Najib Razak
(I)
Maximus Ongkili
(b. 1953)
MP for Kota Marudu
BN (PBS) 16 May 2013 10 May 2018 Najib Razak
(II)
Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

MP for Kuala Langat
PH (PKR) Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources 2 July 2018 Incumbent Mahathir Mohamad
(VII)

List of ministers of land

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Land, or any of its precedent titles:

Political Party:   Alliance   BN   Pakatan Harapan

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Mohamed Ghazali Jawi
(1924–1982)
MP for Kuala Kangsar
Alliance (UMNO) Minister of Agriculture and Land 1971 1973 Abdul Razak Hussein
(I)
Asri Muda
(1923–1992)
MP for Nilam Puri
Alliance (PAS) Minister of Lands Development 1973 1974 Abdul Razak Hussein
(I)
Asri Muda
(1923–1992)
MP for Nilam Puri
BN (PAS) Minister of Lands and Mines 1974 1976 Abdul Razak Hussein
(II)
Asri Muda
(1923–1992)
MP for Nilam Puri
BN (PAS) Minister of Lands and Regional Development 1976 1977 Hussein Onn
(I)
Abdul Kadir Yusuf
(1917–1992)
MP for Tenggaroh
BN (UMNO) 1977 1978 Hussein Onn
(I · II)
Shariff Ahmad
(b. unknown)
MP for Jerantut
BN (UMNO) 1978 1982 Hussein Onn
(II)
Mahathir Mohamad
(I)
Rais Yatim
(b. 1942)
MP for Jelebu
BN (UMNO) 1982 1983 Mahathir Mohamad
(II)
Mohd. Adib Mohd. Adam
(b. 1941)
MP for Alor Gajah
BN (UMNO) 1983 1986 Mahathir Mohamad
(II)
Sulaiman Daud
(1933–2010)
MP for Santubong
BN (PBB) 1986 1988 Mahathir Mohamad
(III)
Kasitah Gaddam
(b. 1947)
MP for Kinabalu
BN (USNO) 1988 1990 Mahathir Mohamad
(III)
Sakaran Dandai
(b. 1930)
MP for Semporna
BN (UMNO) Minister of Lands and Co-operatives Development 27 October 1990 16 March 1994 Mahathir Mohamad
(IV)
Osu Sukam
(b. 1949)
MP for Papar
BN (UMNO) 21 August 1994 13 March 1999 Mahathir Mohamad
(IV · V)
Kasitah Gaddam
(b. 1947)
Senator
BN (UMNO) 14 March 1999 26 March 2004 Mahathir Mohamad
(V · VI)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(I)
Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

MP for Kuala Langat
PH (PKR) Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources 2 July 2018 Incumbent Mahathir Mohamad
(VII)

List of ministers of natural resources

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister of Natural Resources, or any of its precedent titles:

Political Party:   Alliance   BN   Pakatan Harapan

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Constituency
Political Party Title Took Office Left Office Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
Ismail Abdul Rahman
(1915–1973)
Alliance (UMNO) Minister of Natural Resources 1955 1957 Chief Minister of the
Federation of Malaya

Tunku Abdul Rahman
Bahaman Samsudin
(1906–1995)
MP for Kuala Pilah
Alliance (UMNO) 1957 1959 Tunku Abdul Rahman
(I)
Adenan Satem
(1944-2017)
MP for Batang Sadong
BN (PBB) Minister of Natural Resources and Environment 27 March 2004 14 February 2006 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(II)
Azmi Khalid
(b. 1940)
MP for Padang Besar
BN (UMNO) 14 February 2006 18 March 2008
Douglas Uggah Embas
(b. 1955)
MP for Betong
BN (PBB) 19 March 2008 15 May 2013 Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(III)
Najib Razak
(I)
Palanivel Govindasamy
(b. 1949)
MP for Cameron Highlands
BN (MIC) 16 May 2013 29 July 2015 Najib Razak
(II)
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
(b. 1946)
MP for Santubong
BN (PBB) 29 July 2015 10 May 2018
Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam

MP for Kuala Langat
PH (PKR) Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources 2 July 2018 Incumbent Mahathir Mohamad
(VII)

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