Shafie Salleh

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Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Dr. Haji
Shafie Salleh
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Malaysian Minister of Higher Education
In office
31 March 2004 – 2006
Succeeded by Mustapa Mohamed
Member of Parliament for Kuala Langat, Selangor
In office
Personal details
Born Shafie bin Mohd Salleh
(1946-09-29) 29 September 1946 (age 70)
Kuala Langat, Selangor, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)
Political party UMNO - Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s) Dr. Mizan Adiliah Ahmad Ibrahim
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Tan Sri Dr. Haji Shafie bin Mohd Salleh is a Malaysian politician and former Higher Education Minister of Malaysia.[1] Shafie Salleh is also the Chief Scout of Malaysia.[2][not in citation given]

Serving as a researcher[edit]

Shafie serves as the Head of Research Center, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) for 5 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.[3]


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,[4] and also the Parliament Secretary for the Minister of Finance.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7][8]