Deputy Foreign Minister Deputy Foreign Minister


Senator Marzuki Yahya is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senator of Dewan Negara. He was appointed on 17 July 2018.


Dato’ Marzuki Yahya is a founding member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PBBM) which was established on 7 September 2016. He is a member of the Supreme Leadership Council of PPBM and the Penang Chief for PBBM. His active involvement in politics started when he was appointed as Treasurer for UMNO Youth Bagan Division from 1998 to 2001 and later as UMNO Youth Exco Malaysia for the term 2004-2008 while holding the post of UMNO Youth Chief for Bagan Division.


Dato’ Marzuki Yahya built his career in the shipping industry for almost thirty years and worked his way up to the post of a Director, at a shipping company in Penang, a post he held since 1999 until his recent appointment. With passion for the industry, he is currently the Vice President of the Stevedore Employer Association (SEA) and a member of the North Malaysia Shipping Association.


Dato’ Marzuki was born in 1970 and holds a Degree in Business Administration. He is married to Zalinda binti Mat Zin and has three children.