Seri Zulhasnan Rafique is a Malaysian politician and the former Malaysian
Minister of the Federal Territories. He is also the Member
of Parliament for Setiawangsa in
Lumpur and a supreme council member in the United Malay National
Organisation, the main component party in the ruling coalition
On 27 March 2004
following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
, the Federal
Territory and Klang Valley
Development Division was upgraded to a full-fledged ministry.
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
General Assembly Election of 2005.
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
the Minister for Women, Family and Community Development) assumed
the responsibilities of acting minister until a replacement could
On 16 February 2006
Datuk Seri 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