Muhammad Ghazali Shafie
Ghazali during the signing of Cobbold Commission.
|Malaysian Minister of Home Affairs|
|Preceded by||Ismail Abdul Rahman|
|Succeeded by||Musa Hitam|
|Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Preceded by||Abdullah Ahmad Badawi|
|Succeeded by||Ahmad Rithauddeen|
|Born||22 March 1922|
Kuala Lipis, Pahang, British Malaya
|Died||24 January 2010 87) (aged|
Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
|Resting place||Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) part of Barisan Nasional|
|Spouse(s)||Toh Puan Khatijah Abdul Majid (deceased)|
Ghazali was born in 1922 in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. He was of Minangkabau descent from Rao, West Sumatra. He was part of the clandestine resistance to the Japanese occupation of Malaya in World War II. He then studied at the University of Wales and the London School of Economics.
After a career in the civil service, Ghazali entered politics. He served as Home and Information Minister from 1973 to 1981, and was then appointed as Foreign Minister until 1984. He represented the Parliamentary seat of Lipis from 1974, before which he was a member of the Dewan Negara (upper house of parliament). As Foreign Minister, he was known for his role in ASEAN's diplomacy in respect of conflict in Cambodia. Described as a "flamboyant politician", his nickname was "King Ghaz".
In 1982, Ghazali survived an aeroplane crash in which he was the pilot. His bodyguard and co-pilot were killed. There had been reports (for example in the New York Times) that Ghazali had been killed in the crash. A coroner later blamed the accident on what the coroner found to be Ghazali's negligence.
Ghazali died on 24 January 2010 at 7.45pm, at his home in Subang Jaya. His wife, Toh Puan Khatijah Abdul Majid, died in April 2008; he is survived by his two sons, Bachtiar and Sheriffudin. He was buried at Makam Pahlawan, Masjid Negara, Kuala Lumpur.
Honours of Malaysia
Malaysia : Pahang : Selangor : Knight Grand Companion of the Order of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah (SSSA) - Dato' Seri (1985) Sabah : Grand Commander of the Order of Kinabalu (SPDK) - Datuk Seri Panglima Sarawak : Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of Hornbill Sarawak (DA) - Datuk Amar (1988)
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