|Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Dr Haji
|Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories|
27 March 2006 – 9 April 2009
|Preceded by||Isa Abdul Samad
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (acting)
|Succeeded by||Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin|
|15th Malaysia Ambassador to the United States|
28 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Najib Razak|
|Preceded by||Awang Adek Hussin|
|Member of the Malaysian Parliament
21 March 2004 – 5 May 2013
|Preceded by||New constituency|
|Succeeded by||Ahmad Fauzi Zahari|
20 September 1954 |
Selangor, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
|Political party||United Malays National Organisation|
|Spouse(s)||Puan Sri Datin Seri Utama Siti Nooriah Razak|
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Haji Zulhasnan Rafique (born 20 September 1954) is a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian Minister of the Federal Territories. He is a former Member of Parliament for Setiawangsa in Kuala Lumpur and a supreme council member in the United Malay National Organisation, the main component party in the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional.
On 27 March 2004, following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Federal Territory and Klang Valley Planning and Development Division was upgraded to a full-fledged ministry. Its responsibility expanded to include jurisdiction over the territories of Labuan and Putrajaya. Zulhasnan was the first deputy minister to be appointed to the ministry.
Tan Sri Isa bin Hj Abdul Samad was the first minister to be appointed. However, Isa was dismissed from office after found guilty of corruption charges related to money politics during the UMNO General Assembly Election of 2005. Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (then the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development) assumed the responsibilities of acting minister until a replacement could be found.
On 16 February 2006, Tan Sri Zulhasnan Rafique was appointed the Federal Territories Minister. Under the leadership of Zulhasnan, a strategic plan that focused on development plans for all three Federal Territories was created. He was dropped from the new cabinet on 9 April 2009 by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who took over as the 6th Prime Minister. He was not chosen by Barisan Nasional to recontest the Setiawangsa seat in the 2013 election.
He currently served as the Malaysian ambassador to the United States, replacing Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin in December 2016.
- "Ex-pilot scales new heights as Federal Territories minister". TheStar Online. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
- Lingham, Mitra (3 April 2013). "Setiawangsa : Zulhasnan not one to rest on his laurels". The Malaysian Times. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- "Former FT Minister Zulhasnan Appointed As The New Malaysian Ambassador To United States". Malaysian Digest.