Mohamad Sabu

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Datuk Seri Haji Mohamad bin Sabu (Jawi: محمد بن سابو), commonly known as Mat Sabu, is a Malaysian politician who has served as the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration under Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim since November 2022 and Minister of Defence in the PH administration under former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad from May 2018 to the collapse of the PH administration in February 2020. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kota Raja since May 2018, Kuala Kedah from November 1999 to March 2004, Kubang Kerian from April 1995 to November 1999 and Nilam Puri from October 1990 to April 1995. He is a member of the National Trust Party (AMANAH), a component party of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. He has also served as the 1st and founding President of AMANAH since September 2015.

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Mohamad Sabu
محمد سابو
Mohamad at The Pentagon in 2018
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
Assumed office
3 December 2022
Prime MinisterAnwar Ibrahim
DeputyChan Foong Hin
Preceded byRonald Kiandee
(Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries)
Minister of Defence
In office
21 May 2018  24 February 2020
MonarchsMuhammad V
Prime MinisterMahathir Mohamad
DeputyLiew Chin Tong
Preceded byHishammuddin Hussein
Succeeded byIsmail Sabri Yaakob
1st President of the National Trust Party
Assumed office
16 September 2015
DeputySalahuddin Ayub
Preceded byPosition established
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kota Raja
Assumed office
9 May 2018
Preceded bySiti Mariah Mahmud (AMANAH)
Majority73,998 (2022)
71,142 (2018)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kuala Kedah
In office
29 November 1999  21 March 2004
Preceded byZakaria Mohd Said
Succeeded byHashim Jahaya
Majority991 (1999)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Kubang Kerian
In office
25 April 1995  29 November 1999
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byHusam Musa
Majority10,125 (1995)
Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Nilam Puri
In office
21 October 1990  25 April 1995
Preceded byMat Ali
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Majority8,139 (1990)
Personal details
Mohamad bin Sabu

(1954-10-14) 14 October 1954 (age 68)
Tasek Gelugor, Penang, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Nationality Malaysia
Political partyMalaysian Islamic Party (PAS)
National Trust Party (AMANAH)
(since 2015)
Other political
Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU)
Barisan Alternatif (BA)
Pakatan Rakyat (PR)
Pakatan Harapan (PH)
(since 2015)
Barisan Nasional (BN)
(aligned:since 2022)
SpouseNormah Alwi
Residence(s)Section 19, Shah Alam, Selangor
Mohamad Sabu on Parliament of Malaysia

Mat Sabu is known for his public speaking abilities.[1] He was detained twice under Malaysia's now repealed Internal Security Act (ISA).[2]