Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Organisation


YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus J. Ongkili, JP
B.Agr.Sc., Ph.D (La Trobe), MPEP (Harvard), SPDK, DGSM, PGDK, ASDK
Divisional Chairman

YB Anita Baranting
ASDK
Deputy Chairman

Mr. Jalius Radani
Vice Chairman I

Mr. Jamdil Idaron
Vice Chairman II

Mr. Christopher Mandut
Vice Chairman (Youth)

Ms. Letty Michael
Vice Chairman (Women)

Mr. Webley Disim
Secretary

Mr. Lu Kim Yen, ASDK
Treasurer
 
Ms. Julita Dalinsi
Assistant Secretary
 
Mr. Majia Jaga
Assistant Treasurer
 
Mr. Hendrus Anding
Chief Information Officer
 
Mr. Kosman Sura
Committee Member
 
Mr. Ismail Mustapha
Committee Member

Mr. Majawab Masantun
Committee Member
 
Mr. Sabion Maralin
Committee Member
 
Mr. Koyo Mindong
Committee Member


Mr. Joseph Kulai
Committee Member

 
Mr. Abdul Jalil Lut
Committee Member

Vision & Mission

Menggunakan semua bakat, kebolehan, pengalaman, jaringan (networking) dan kemahiran yang ada melalui kepimpinan politik Barisan Nasional untuk merancang, menggubal dan melaksanakan program pembangunan dan transformasi sosio-ekonomi kawasan Parlimen Kota Marudu dan DUN Tandek ke arah taraf hidup masyarakat yang berkualiti, jayadiri (self-reliant) dan cemerlang serta budaya saing dengan masyarakat lain dalam negeri dan rantau ini.

  1. MEMASTIKAN Rangka Tindakan Strategik (Strategic Action Blueprint) Pembangunan Kawasan P.168 Kota Marudu yang telah siap dibentuk dkan dilaksanakan sepenuhnya agar matlamat menjadikan Kota Marudu pust pertumbuhan ekonomi yang dinamik, "sustainable" dan berdaya saing di zon utara Sabah manjadi realiti.
  2. MEMASTIKAN masalah penyuakatan dan pemilikan tanah di kalangan penduduk kawasan Kota Marudu di DUN N4 Matunggong and DUN N5 Tandek dapat diselesaikan secepat mungkin melalui pemprosesan permohonan-permohoan tanah (PT) yang sistematik dan strategi penyukatan yang menggunakan kosep "block surveying".
  3. BERUSAHA menyelesaikan tadahan air dengan menggunakan pendekatan "community friendly" (mesra masyarakat) yakni menekankan perlindungan sumber air yang berkekalan tetapi pada masa yang sama masyarakat kampung dapat meneruskan kehidupan harian mereka tanpa terganggu serta meningkatkan ekonomi mereka melalui pengusahaan tanah yang pintar dan berasaskan kepada penjagaan alam sekitar.
  4. BERUSAHA menyelesaikan masalah pemilikan kad pengenalan dan sijil kelahiran di kalangan penduduk Kota Marudu melalui program gerakan khas pendaftaran oleh Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara dengan peruntukan kewangan Ahli Parlimen. melalui usaha ini, pada tahun 2002/2003 sejumlah kira-kira 6,000 penduduk telah dibekalkan secara percuma dengan kad pengenalan dan sijil kelahiran. Dianggarkan kira-kira 3,000 orang lagi yang memerlukan bantuan serupa di DUN Matunggong dan DUN Tandek.
  5. BERIKHTIAR untuk mempastikan infrastruktur pendidikan di kawasan DUN N4 Matunggong dan DUN N5 Tandek mencukupi, berkualiti dan "accesible" kepada semua penduduk luar bandar melalui pembinaan bangunan-bangunan sekolah baru, "upgrading" bangunan-bangunan yang sudah uzur dan pembekalan guru-guru terlantih yang mencukupi serta peningkatan motivasi dan semangat saing di kalangan pelajar dan ibubapa melalui program-program motivasi diri dan pendidikan amal.
  6. BERIKHTIAR untuk mempastikan infrastruktur keperluan asas (basic needs) yang bermutu akan terus disediakan oleh pihak kerajaan Negeri dan kerajaan Persekutuan, khususnya keperluan bekalan elektrik, air, jaringan jalan raya, taliair, klinik-klinik desa, perumahan dan lain-lain.
  7. MERANCANG dan melaksanakan pelan strategik bagi menjadikan kawasan Kota Marudu pusat pengeluaran makanan di zon utara Sabah yang berasaskan pengeluaran padi, jagung, kacang, buah-buahan dan syur-sayuran, hasil-hasil laut dan pada masa yang sama memperkukuhkan sumbangan perusahaan kelapa sawit, getah, kelapa dan hasil-hasil hutan kepada ekonomi Kota Marudu. Tujuan asas ialah untuk meningkatkan pendapatan para petani melalui peningkatan produktiviti kesan daripada penggunaan teknologi moden, pengetahuan baru dan pengurusan ladang yang optima dan mapan. Matlamat Strategi ini aialah untuk meningkatkan pendapatan petani dan mengeluarkan mereka daripada belenggu kemiskinan.
  8. MERANCANG dan melaksanakan pelan strategik pembangunan eko-pelancongan yang berasakan kekayaan sumber hutan dan marin, budaya, bahasa, hidupan liar, kesenian dan kraftangan supaya kawasan Kota Marudu menjadi pusat tumpuan pelancong dan pewujudan peluang-peluang keusahawan dan pekerjaan bagi belia dan beliawanis anak-anak watan tempatan di DUN N4 Matunggong dan DUN N5 Tandek.
  9. MEMATANGKAN semangat perpaduan dan kerjasama di kalangan masyarakat berbilang kaum di kawasan Kota Marudu di bawah naungan Barisan Nasional yang menggariskan perpaduan dan perkongsian kuasa sebagai landasan perjuangan politik dan pembangunan negara.
  10. MEMATANGKAN aspirasi masyarakat kawasan Kota Marudu khususnya generasi muda bagi meningkatkan ilmu pengetahuan, kemahiran, keusahawanan, kepimpinan politik dan semangat jaya diri melalui penubuhan istitusi latihan kemahiran swasta tajaan para intelek, usahawan, NGO dan badan-badan kerajaan tempatan dan nasional supaya wira dan wirawati kawasan Kota Marudu boleh bersaing dengan masyarakat-masyarakat lain di dalam negeri dan di peringkat antarabangsa dalam semua bidang kerjaya yang diceburi.

Profile of Kota Marudu

Legendary Beginnings

Kota Marudu was originally known as Bandau. This name was used until 1974 before Sabah gained her independence through Malaysia. According to legends, Bandau is derived from a Kadazan word 'Mondou' which means a ghost that resemble a buffalo. According to beliefs, Mondou was frequently found along the Bandau river.

Historical Background

The district of Kota Marudu has its history traced back to the year 1845 or earlier with the rise of Sharif Osman, a local independence fighter from Kota Marudu.

Bandau was renamed Kota Marudu during the USNO rule. The name change was proposed by the State Assemblyman at that time, The Hon Datuk Idrus Matakim @ Andrew Matakim.

The name Kota Marudu was chosen to replace Bandau in commemoration of the existence of a town or fort located in the Marudu Bay and used by Sharif Osman and his followers to fight against the British Colonialist in the 1900s. To this day, Sharif Osman's grave and fort is still found in Kampung Marudu.

During the Chartered Company's rule established on 1st November 1881, the district was opened up for the cultivation of rubber and tobacco. The tobacco farm was within the area of Bandau town and was developed by the Dutch. Rubber was developed by an English company in Langkon. A jetty was built in Bandau town for the purpose of ferrying the tobacco on to the small ships for export. At that time, Bandau was widely referred to as Bandau Port. Other than rubber and tobacco, coal mines was also opened up in Kampun Tanjung Batu by an English company. The coal mine was closed before the 1920s.

Location and Area

The district of Kota Marudu has an area of 1,917 square kilometres or 740 square miles. According to the map, the Kota Marudu district is located between the latitude of 6° 15° to 6° 45° N and the logitude of 116° to 117° E.

The distance between Kota Marudu from the following destinations are:

  • Kota Marudu - 130 Km
  • Kudat - 90 Km
  • Kota Belud - 60 Km
  • Pitas - 52 Km

Topography

Kota Marudu is made up of 3 distinct area i.e. mountainous terrain, valley and the coastal area. More than two-thirds of the area of Kota Marudu is situated in the mountainous area. There are 5 major rivers namely:

  • Bandau River
  • Rakit River
  • Bongon River
  • Tandek River
  • Langkon River

There are two mountain within the Crocker Range namely Mount Tambayukum (8,462m) and Mount Tendok Sirong (3,315m). The type of soil found in the Kota Marudu district is the alluvium and sedimentary rock.

Electoral Information

The Parliamentary Constituency of Kota Marudu comprise of the State Constituency of N05 Matunggong and N05 Tandek. As of 31st December 2001, the total number of registered voters from the two State Constituency are as follows:

  • N04 Matunggong - 12,139 voters
  • N05 Tandek - 14,198 voters

Public Facilities

The following are the public facilities found in the Kota Marudu district:

1. Hospitals and Health Centres The Kota Marudu district hospital is located in Kampung Lotong. There are 3 Medical Centres and 8 Rural Clinic in the district of Kota Marudu. In addition to that, the Flying Doctor services and the Sabah Foundation Medical Department frequently visits the remote villages and areas inaccessible by road.

2. Religious and Spiritual Facilities

Religious Centres Nos.
Mosques 13
Surau 32
Church 90
Chinese Temple 2

3. Public Gathering Facilities

Community Centres 8
Village Halls 152

4. Educational Facilities

Type of Schools Nos.
Government Secondary Schools 4
Government Primary Schools 24
Government Aided Chinese Schools 1
Private School 2

5. Mukim and Kampung

Mukim No of villages Population (1999)
01. Simpangan 14 4,012
02. Marak Parak 17 3,869
03. Bongon 11 3,891
04. Mengaris 16 5,829
05. Tagaroh 13 3,091
06. Luba Pelumpung 12 2,298
07. Gana 10 2,248
08. Talantang 9 2,592
09. Tingkalanon 13 4,830
10. Ulu Bengkoka 14 2,648
11. Taritipan 9 2,697
12. Ongkilan 7 2,949
13. Batulai 24 4,910
Total 169 45,864*
* Unofficial figures, recorded before the 2000 Census by all JKKK. 
2000 Census states the total population of Kota Marudu is 58,841 people
Source : District Office, Rural Development Office, Native Court, Kota Marudu.

The MP


B.Agr.Sc., Ph.D (La Trobe), MPEP (Harvard), SPDK, DGSM, PGDK, ASDK

The Honourable Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili is of KadazanDusun descent and was born on October 26, 1953 in Jesselton (now known as Kota Kinabalu) in the state of Sabah. He grew up with nine other male siblings, and his father was a policeman and mother a housewife.

Despite only starting schooling at the age of 10, his capabilities, discipline and determination saw Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili winning the prestigious Colombo Plan Scholarship to study in Australia. He returned home in 1985 with a Degree in Agricultural Science and PhD in Agricultural Economics from the La Trobe University. He was made a Distinguished Alumni of the university in April 2009.

Upon his return to Malaysia, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili worked as a lecturer with Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (now known as Universiti Putra Malaysia) and later held senior research positions with the Institute of Strategic and International (ISIS) Malaysia (1985-1987). He was Executive Director/CEO of the Institute of Development Studies (Sabah) from 1991 to 1994.

Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili also completed fellowship and summer programmes at the United Nations University (Tokyo), Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Boston and Oxford University SAID Business School.

His foray into politics began in early 1994 when he was nominated to stand as a Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate in the Sabah State Election where he won the state seat of Langkon. In the party, he was made PBS Secretary-General before being elevated to his present post of PBS Deputy President in October 1994.

He has been MP for Kota Marudu in Sabah since 1995, and a three-term member of the Sabah State Legislative Assembly from 1994 to 2008. He is Chairman of the party's Disciplinary Committee and also heads the party's Research and Training Bureau. He is also currently Deputy President of the Kadazan-Dusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Sabah.

Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili was first appointed into the Federal Cabinet in 2004 when he was made Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department holding the portfolio of national unity and integration, from March 2004 to March 2008. After the March 2008 General Election, he was given the post of Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. He retained the Kota Marudu parliamentary seat in the March 5, 2013 general election and was made Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister.

Prior to his appointment as a Federal Minister, he served as Science & Technology Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sabah (2003-2004). He also served two terms as member of the Public Accounts Committee both in Parliament and the Sabah Legislative Assembly.

Other posts he held included member of the National IT Council (NITC), member of the National Service (NS) Advisory Board (2002-2004), Chairman of the Select Committee on National Unity and National Service (2004-2009) and Chairman of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) from 2004 to 2008.

In October 2011, he was appointed by Parliament to head a nine-member Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral reforms which was tasked to find ways to improve the electoral process within a six-month period.

For his numerous contributions to the state of Sabah, he was awarded the second highest illustrious order Panglima Gemilang Darjah Kinabalu (PGDK) which carries the title "Datuk" by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah in 2002.

In conjunction with the 71st birthday of Melaka’s Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob on 10th October 2009, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili was conferred Melaka's highest award, Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka (DGSM), which carries the title 'Datuk Seri'.

On Oct 1, 2011, he was awarded the Sabah state’s highest honour Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu (SPDK) which carries the title “Datuk Seri Panglima”, in conjunction with the Sabah Governor’s birthday.

As Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili spearheaded the national innovation agenda and tasked to come up with inclusive actions combined with science, technology and innovation policies for all strata of society.

The year 2010 was declared Malaysia Innovative 2010, a year-long programme to promote the appreciation of science and innovation among all levels of society, which was spearheaded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). Among others, he set up the Malaysian Innovation Foundation to capture grassroot innovations, implemented grassroot innovation programmes such as “Innovation Walk”, set up innovation centres and introduced a programme to apply technologies for the communities.

He was instrumental in accelerating Malaysia’s science, technology and innovation (STI) agenda with initiatives to ensure R&D remain competitive and at the forefront. These significant advances include the formation of the National Science and Research Council, the forthcoming Academy of Social Sciences Malaysia and The Sultan Mizan National Antarctica Research Foundation. For the latter, he was instrumental in Malaysia signing the International Antarctica Treaty that allows Malaysian scientists access to the vast potential of the Antarctic region.


He also spearheaded new high impact strategies to ensure the sustainability of the nation’s knowledge-driven economy such as through the launch of Malaysia’s Bioeconomy Transformation Programme and the Digital Economy strategy, besides launching the National Nanotechnology strategy and heading the investment committee for the National Innovation Agency and other technology-driven economic initiatives.

Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili also initiated the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia designed to accelerate world-class science through translational research. Under his stewardship, MOSTI formalised the National Bioethics Council to ensure societal wellbeing in the context of economic and technological development.

As a tribute to the distinctive role he played in making innovation the foundation of Malaysia’s economic and social transformation, the LimKokWing University of Creative Technology conferred him the Honorary Doctorate of Leadership in Innovation on Dec 17, 2011.

For epitomising excellent leadership in an era where science and technology are creating opportunities and solutions for society’s needs and aspirations, the Asia Metropolitan University bestowed him the Honorary Doctorate for Life Sciences in 2012.

Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili is married to Datin Seri Joan Maluda and has two children - Rachel Jane and Andreas Jordan.