|Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Haji
Mohd. Shafie Apdal
|Malaysian Minister of Rural and Regional Development|
10 April 2009 – 29 July 2015
|Preceded by||Muhammad Muhammad Taib|
|Succeeded by||Ismail Sabri Yaakob|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
for Semporna, Sabah
|Preceded by||Sakaran Dandai|
|Malaysian Minister of National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage|
18 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
|Preceded by||Rais Yatim
(Culture, Arts and Heritage)
|Succeeded by||Rais Yatim (Culture)|
|Malaysian Minister of Domestic, Trade and Consumer Affairs|
31 March 2004 – 17 March 2008
|Preceded by||Muhyiddin Yassin|
|Succeeded by||Shahrir Samad|
20 October 1957 |
Semporna, Crown Colony of North Borneo
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation (until 2016)
Sabah Heritage Party (since October 2016)
|Alma mater||North Staffordshire Polytechnic|
Datuk Seri Haji Mohd. Shafie bin Haji Apdal (born 20 October 1957) is a Malaysian politician. He was the federal Minister of Rural and Regional Development and currently serves as the Member of Parliament for Semporna, Sabah. He was one of the three vice-presidents of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the leading party in the Barisan Nasional coalition that governs Malaysia.
Shafie has a Diploma in Shipping Management from the London Business College (not to be confused with the more prestigious London Business School). In 1992, he received his Bachelor in Economics (Hons) from North Staffordshire Polytechnic, England.
He is married to Shuryani binti Shuaib and has six children.
Shafie started his political career with the United Sabah National Organisation (USNO). The party dissolved in 1994, and Shafie joined UMNO, which was then only starting to gain a presence in the state. In 1995 he was elected to federal Parliament as an UMNO member, for the seat of Semporna. He was appointed a parliamentary secretary before becoming Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 he was Deputy Minister for Defence.
After the 2004 election, he was appointed Minister of Domestic, Trade and Consumer Affairs in Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's Cabinet and was later given the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage. On 10 April 2009, he became the Minister of Rural and Regional Development in the first Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Razak. This coincided with his election to one of the party's three vice-presidential posts, polling in third place behind Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Hishammuddin Hussein. He was re-elected as an UMNO vice-president in 2013, this time polling in second place, behind Ahmad Zahid and ahead of Hishammuddin. He is the first Sabahan to hold a vice-presidency of UMNO.
On 28 July 2015 — Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal was removed in the Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak thus losing his rural and regional development portfolio. Following this, he formed a new Sabah-based opposition party known as Sabah Heritage Party (WARISAN) that was approved by Registrar of Societies (RoS) in 17 October 2016.
|1995||Shafie Apdal (UMNO)||17,006||78%||Sabardin Ombrah (PBS)||4,788||21%|
|1999||Shafie Apdal (UMNO)||18,570||77%||Abdul Rahim (IND)||5,245||22%|
|2004||Shafie Apdal (UMNO)||13,790||76%||Madjalis Lais (IND)||1,704||10%|
|2008||Shafie Apdal (UMNO)||19,419||90%||Abd Azis Abd Hamid (PKR)||1,957||10%|
|2013||Shafie Apdal (UMNO)||25,559||83%||Zamree @ Mohd Suffian Abdul Habi (PKR)||4,654||15%|
- "GE13: Shafie Apdal is 'village Minister' in Semporna". ABN News. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Staffordshire University
- "Ahmad Zahid, Hishammuddin, Shafie Win Umno Veep Posts". Bernama. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- "Zahid, Shafie and Hishamuddin maintain positions". Astro Awani. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Vanar, Muguntan (17 September 2013). "Shafie thanks Musa Aman for staying out of Umno elections". The Star. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
- Shafie Apdal axed in Cabinet shakeup
- "Shafie's Party Name, Logo Approved, To Be Called 'Parti Warisan Sabah'". New Straits Times. Malaysian Digest. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Parti Warisan Sabah is new name of Shafie-led party". Bernama. The Sun. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Keputusan Pilihan Raya Umum Parlimen/Dewan Undangan Negeri". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 23 June 2010. Percentage figures based on total turnout. Table excludes votes for candidates finishing in third place or lower.