Shafie Salleh

Shafie bin Mohd Salleh Jawi: شافعي بن محمد صالح; 29 September 1946 – 11 September 2019)[1] was a Malaysian politician who served as Higher Education Minister of Malaysia.[2] Shafie Salleh was also the Chief Scout of Malaysia.[3]

Shafie Salleh
شافعي بن محمد صالح
Malaysian Minister of Higher Education
In office
31 March 2004  2006
Succeeded byMustapa Mohamed
Member of Parliament for Kuala Langat, Selangor
In office
Personal details
Shafie bin Mohd Salleh

(1946-09-29)29 September 1946
Kuala Langat, Selangor, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)
Died11 September 2019(2019-09-11) (aged 72)
Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Political partyUMNOBarisan Nasional
Spouse(s)Puan Sri Prof Emeritus Dr. Hajah Mizan Adilah Ibrahim

Serving as a researcher

Shafie served as the Head of Research Center, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) for five years. After that he was appointed as the Division Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia. Later on he was appointed as the Undersecretary Research on Policy Analysis in the Malaysian Centre for Development Studies under the Prime Minister department.[4]


Shafie was also the Member of Parliament for the district of Kuala Langat, Selangor. He was in the UMNO International Relations committee. Later he was appointed as the Minister of Higher Education, Deputy Minister of Finance,[5] and also the Parliament Secretary for the Minister of Finance.[6]

During the 55th UMNO General Assembly Shafie said that he will uphold the aspiration of the Malays. As the Malay special was attacked by the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia Dong Zong.[7] They are pushing the Malay segment on a defence position. Shafie Salleh in a defensive stance, said at the assembly that non-Bumiputras would could not enter Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) because it has been allocated to the Malays and it was agreed by all.[8][9]


Honour of Malaysia


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