Parliament rise till Tuesday 20th, April 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Hon. Malakai Tabar, MP

Malakai Tabar

Ministerial Portfolio
Minister Transport & Infrastructure

Gazelle Open

National Alliance (NA)

Date of Election
22 July 2012

Votes Received

Contact Details

Parliament Office
National Parliament P O Parliament House WAIGANI, N.C.D

Telephone: 3277520
Fax: 3277481/3250622/9839159

Electorate Office


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Parliamentary Services

Current: Member of Parliament for Gazelle Open and Minister Transport & Infrastructure

Past: First Elected to the 8th National Parliament for the Gazelle Open Electorate in the 2007 General Elections as a Melanesian Liberal Party candidate. Appointed Special Agriculture and Livestock Committee (2007-2010), Privileges Committee (2007-2012), Public Accounts Committee (2010-2012). Also Membership to other Parliamentary Committees (2007-2012)- Special Parliamentary Committee on Community Development (2008-2010), Special Parliamentary Committee for Disasters and Emergency (2009), Special Parliamentary Committee on HIV/AIDS ADVOCACY (2009-2010), Population and Development Committee (2009-2014). Appointed Commissioner to the Constitutional & Law Reform Commission (2008-2014) and Council member to National Research Institute (2008-2014)


Religion: Christianity- United Church
Primary Education: Vunalir Primary School,1966-1971:
Secondary Education: St. Mary's High School, 1972-1975:
Tertiary Education: 2001-2002: Masters in Agri-Business, University of Queensland, Australia1991-1992: Post graduate in Agricultural Economics, University of Reading, UK1976-1978: Tropical Agriculture, Vudal Agriculture College

Achievements: Masters in Agri-Business, Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Diploma in Tropical Agriculture
Community Interests: Heavily involved in Church Activities
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Senior Lecturer in Agircultural Managment and Marketing, U.N.R.E, Vudal Capus