Richard Riot Jaem
Dato Sri Richard Riot anak Jaem (born 1 December 1951) is a Malaysian politician from the Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP). He is seven-term Member of Parliament (MP) of Malaysia for Serian constituency in the state of Sarawak and was previously the Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia in former prime minister Najib Razak's cabinet. He has also served as chairman of the Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB). He is the deputy president of the SUPP.
Richard Riot Jaem
|Minister of Human Resources|
16 May 2013 – 10 May 2018
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Deputy||Ismail Abdul Muttalib|
|Preceded by||Subramaniam Sathasivam|
|Succeeded by||Murugesan Kulasegaran|
|Deputy President of Sarawak United Peoples' Party|
|Assumed office |
12 December 2011
|President||Peter Chin Fah Kui|
Sim Kui Hian
|Preceded by||Law Hieng Ding|
|Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs|
4 June 2010 – 15 May 2013
|Monarch||Mizan Zainal Abidin|
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Preceded by||Lee Chee Leong|
|Succeeded by||Hamzah Zainuddin|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Lainus Andrew Luwak|
Richard Riot anak Jaem
1 December 1951
Serian, Crown Colony of Sarawak (now Sarawak, Malaysia)
|Political party||Sarawak United Peoples' Party (SUPP)|
|Barisan Nasional (BN)|
Sarawak Parties Alliance (GPS) (2018–present)
|Spouse(s)||Mincha @ Kayen Lingeng|
Riot first contested and won the Serian parliamentary seat in 1990 as an independent candidate. He was later re-elected for six consecutive terms beginning in 1995, all on a National Front (BN) ticket.
After the 12th Malaysian general election in March 2008, there was speculation that Riot would defect to the opposition People's Justice Party (PKR); however, Riot denied the speculation and the move did not materialised.
In September 2017, Riot was engulfed in a corruption allegation after RM40 million was found to be missing from the Skills Development Fund Corporation (SDFC) under the Ministry of Human Resources which he helmed as its minister. Among those arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) included his political secretary. Riot himself was called in by the MACC and questioned for 10 hours.
Following the historic 14th Malaysian general election in May 2018 which saw the fall of the BN coalition from power, rumours swirled around with speculation that Riot was looking to, yet again, join the PKR, which was now a component party of the ruling Alliance of Hope (PH) coalition. This was denied by PKR Sarawak state liaison committee chairperson Baru Bian. Moreover, PH Sarawak chairperson, Chong Chieng Jen, advised his allied parties against accepting Riot in a statement declaring that his own, the Democratic Action Party (DAP), will not.
Less than a year later in February 2019, Riot was again surrounded by speculation that he may jump ship, this time to the Sarawak United Party (PSB) which is a splinter party of the SUPP.
|1990||Serian||Richard Riot Jaem (IND)||10,349||57.45%||William Aham||7,664||42.55%||18,516||2,685||66.93%|
|1995||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||12,116||60.26%||Marcellus Munjan (IND)||4,562||22.69%||20,690||7,554||65.40%|
|Michael Runin (PBS)||1,753||8.72%|
|Andrew Nyabe (IND)||959||4.77%|
|Betram Sading Jihok (IND)||716||3.56%|
|1999||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||12,491||71.77%||Anthony Polycarp Munjan (STAR)||4,040||23.21%||17,974||8,451||59.76%|
|Shamsuddin Abdullah @ Pok Ungkut (IND)||872||5.01%|
|2004||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||13,960||76.60%||Henry Ginai Langgie (IND)||4,265||23.40%||18,686||9,695||59.13%|
|2008||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||15,793||86.97%||Belayong Jayang (SNAP)||2,366||13.03%||18,516||13,427||66.36%|
|2013||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||19,494||74.33%||Edward Andrew Luak (DAP)||6,343||24.19%||26,562||13,151||78.79%|
|Johnny Bob Aput (STAR)||390||1.49%|
|2018||Richard Riot Jaem (SUPP)||17,545||63.99%||Edward Andrew Luak (DAP)||7,640||27.86%||27,880||9,905||74.09%|
|Senior William Rade (IND)||2,234||8.15%|
Malaysia : Pahang : Grand Knight of the Order of Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang (SSAP) - Dato' Sri (2013) Sarawak : Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of Sarawak (PNBS) - Dato Sri (2017)
- "DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Malaysia). Retrieved 26 September 2015.
- Wong, Jack (4 November 2004). "Cut fares, boatmen warned". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- "Peter Chin elected SUPP chief". New Straits Times. 12 December 2011.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for other candidates not listed).
- "Appointment A Gawai Gift, says Riot". Bernama. 2 June 2010.
- "Richard Riot Promoted To Full Minister". Bernama. 16 May 2013.
- "I'm not crossing over, says Serian MP". The Star (Malaysia). 23 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- Aznam, Suhaini (18 May 2008). "Hoping for a better future". The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- Chia, Jonathan (28 September 2017). "Those arrested in MACC investigation innocent until proven guilty – Riot". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- Nik, Mazwin (30 September 2017). "Richard Riot questioned for 10 hours". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- Tawie, Sulok (15 May 2018). "Sarawak PKR chief: Riot hasn't joined party". Malay Mail. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- Ogilvy, Geryl (16 May 2018). "Sarawak Pakatan says 'no' to Riot joining them". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- "Riot not welcomed in PH – Chong". The Borneo Post. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- "Indications suggest Riot may be joining PSB". The Borneo Post. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
- "The Yang di-Pertuan Agong's 62nd birthday honours list". The Star. 5 June 2005. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "Artistes among those conferred titles in conjunction with Pahang Sultan's birthday". The Star. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "Former TYT leads Head of State's honours list". Borneo Post. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
| Minister of Human Resources (Malaysia)
Lee Chee Leong
| Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (Malaysia)
|Parliament of Malaysia|
Lainus Andrew Luwak
| Member of Parliament for Serian
|Party political offices|
Law Hieng Ding
| Deputy President of Sarawak United Peoples' Party