Ronald Kiandee

Ronald Kiandee (born 10 January 1961) is a Malaysian politician. A member of the Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) and its vice-president since August 2020, he has served as Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries for the second term in the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration under Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob since August 2021. He served his first term in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration under former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin from March 2020 to August 2021 and Member of Parliament (MP) for Beluran since November 1999. He served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration from 2018 to 2019 and Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat in the BN administration from 2008 to 2018. [1]

Ronald Kiandee
Ronald Kiandee Senate of Poland.JPG
Ronald Kiandee in the Polish Senate (2013)
Vice-President of the
Malaysian United Indigenous Party
Assumed office
23 August 2020
PresidentMuhyiddin Yassin
Preceded byAb. Rashid Ab. Rahman
Ministerial roles
2020–Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries
Faction represented in Dewan Rakyat
1999–2018Barisan Nasional
2019–2020Pakatan Harapan
2020Malaysian United Indigenous Party
2020–Perikatan Nasional
Other roles
2008–2018Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat
2018–2019Chairman of Public Accounts Committee
Personal details
Born (1961-01-10) 10 January 1961 (age 61)
Beluran, Sandakan, Crown Colony of North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia)
Political partyUnited Malays National Organisation (UMNO) (until 2018)
Malaysian United Indigenous Party (BERSATU) (2019-present)
Other political
Barisan Nasional (BN) (until 2018)
Pakatan Harapan (PH) (2019-2020)
Perikatan Nasional (PN) (2020-present)
Alma materUniversiti Putra Malaysia (BSc)
Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (MBA)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (PhD)

Early lifeEdit

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in political sociology from Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Political careerEdit

Kiandee was elected to Dewan Rakyat first in the 1999 election.[2] He was Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat from April 2008 to the collapse of the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration in May 2018 and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) from 2018 to 2019.[3][4]

Kiandee had earlier left United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the opposition Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition to become an Independent on 12 December 2018 before joining BERSATU.[5]

Election resultsEdit

Parliament of Malaysia: P183 Beluran, Sabah[6][7]
Year Government Votes Pct Opposition Votes Pct
1999 Ronald Kiandee (UMNO) 6,562 54% Dennis Rantau (PBS) 5,286 43%
2004 Ronald Kiandee (UMNO)
2008 Ronald Kiandee (UMNO) 7,090 57% Ramsah Tasim (IND) 2,738 22%
2013 Ronald Kiandee (UMNO) 13,174 72% James Miki (PKR) 3,186 17%
2018 Ronald Kiandee (UMNO) 13,007 45.6%2 Japar Zairun (WARISAN) 5,892 20.7%2
Table excludes votes for candidates who finished in third place or lower.
2 Different % used for 2018 election.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Mazwin Nik Anis and Joseph Kaos Jr (15 March 2019). "Six Sabah reps who jumped from Umno get Bersatu cards". The Star. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Kiandee, Junaidi in line for Deputy Speaker post". Daily Express (Malaysia). 10 April 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ Yiswaree Palansamy (7 August 2018). "Former deputy speaker Kiandee appointed PAC chief". Malay Mail. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ Ahmad Naqib Idris (12 April 2019). "Noraini Ahmad takes over from Ronald Kiandee as PAC chair". The Edge Market. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ Muguntan Vanar, Stephanie Lee and Natasha Joibi (12 December 2018). "Sabah Umno exodus sees nine of 10 Aduns, five of six MPs leave". The Star. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Percentage figures based on total turnout (including votes for candidates not listed).
  7. ^ "Sabah [Parliament Results]". The Star. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ a b "SEMAKAN PENERIMA DARJAH KEBESARAN, BINTANG DAN PINGAT". Prime Minister's Department (Malaysia). Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Some 320 individuals awarded in conjunction with Federal Territories Day". L. Suganya. The Star. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2018.