The Political Outlook
Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal
Former Chief Minister and State Minister of Finance of Sabah

Datuk Seri Panglima Shafie Apdal is Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University Malaysia Sabah and served as Chief Minister and State Minister of Finance of Sabah (2018-2020). He has been the MP for Semporna Constituency since 1995 and Assemblyperson of Senallang State Seat since 2018. DSP Shafie is the President of the WARISAN political party, which he founded in 2016. Prior to this, he was Vice-President of the United Malays National Organization (2009-2015), and held senior cabinet positions including: Minister of Rural and Regional Development (2009-2015); Minister of Unity, Culture, Arts, and Heritage (2008-2009); Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (2004-2008); Deputy Minister of Defence (1999-2004); and Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government (1999).