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H.E. Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili

Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia

H.E. Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili

Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia

Biography

Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Johnity Ongkili (born 26 October 1953) is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water and the member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the seat of Kota Marudu in Sabah. He is a member of the United Sabah Party (Malay:Parti Bersatu Sabah or PBS) in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition.

Ongkili was born on 26 October 1953 in Kota Kinabalu but hails from the district of Tambunan in the interior part of the state. He is married with two children and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics, conferred by Australia’s La Trobe University.He is a Christian.

Ongkili is the nephew of current Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah Joseph Pairin Kitingan and Jeffrey Kitingan, who is a former vice-president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

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