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Yang Berbahagia General (Rtd) Tan Sri
Md Hashim Hussein
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Born 2 June 1947(1947-06-02) (age 75)
Place of birth Johor Bahru, Johor, Malayan Union (now Malaysia)
Allegiance Malaysia Malaysia
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Service/branch  Malaysia Army
Years of service 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2002 (36 years)
Rank General
Unit Royal Malay Regiment
Commands held Chief of the Malaysian Army
Other work High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan

General (Rtd) Tan Sri Md Hashim bin Hussein is a Malaysian retired Army officer, diplomat and politician. He served as Chief of the Malaysian Army from 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2002.[1]


Md Hashim bin Hussein is born in Johor Bahru on 2 June 1947. He is the second child from nine siblings and early educated in Malay College Kuala Kangsar and Royal Military College.

Military Education & Service

Md Hashim trained as a cadet in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 1963. Warfare knowledge is essential to him, he is also learning military techniques in Malaysia and in foreign countries in order to bring Malaysian Army to a higher standard of the time. Following are lists of his Alma mater:

  • Army Intelligence Centre Woodside, Australia – 1971.
  • US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning – 1975.
  • Malaysian Staff College, Kuala Lumpur – 1979.
  • United Kingdom Infantry School, Warminster – 1980.
  • US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth – 1985.
  • Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College, Kuala Lumpur – 1989

In 1991, Md Hashim Hussein succeeded in acquiring a Master's Degree in War Studies in King's College London with honours.

During his military service, he is being trusted to command the following positions:

  • Instructor at the Royal Military College (Malaysia), Sungai Besi, Selangor.
  • Brigade Major, 9th Infantry Brigade.
  • Commanding Officer, 11th Royal Malay Regiment.
  • Directing Staff, Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College.
  • First Malaysian Exchange Directing Staff at the Australian Army Command and Staff College.
  • Commandant, Army Training Center, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

In 1993-1994, he is appointed as the Commanding Officer of United Nations Protection Force Malaysian Commander (UNPROFOR) stationed in Bosnia Herzegovina.

He is also the first Commanding Officer to the then newly created 10 Paratrooper Brigade (Malaysia).

In January 1999, he is selected as the 18th Chief of the Malaysian army.

In 2001, he is included in Induction of International Officer "Hall of Fame", United States Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, USA.

After 36 years of service in the military, he retires on December 2002 with the rank of General.

After Retirement from Military

Upon retiring from military service, General Md Hashim is appointed as Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan up to year 2005.

Afterwards, he is appointed as Chairman of National Authority Chemical Weapons stationed in Wisma Putra, Putrajaya till 2008.


On 6 March 2013, he announced to join Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) opposition coalition. In the subsequent 2013 Malaysian general election, he contested in parliamentary constituency of Johor Bahru but lost to United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)'s strongman of Barisan Nasional (BN); Shahrir Abdul Samad.[2]

Election results

Parliament of Malaysia[3][4]
Year Constituency Opposition Votes Pct Government Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2013 P160 Johor Bahru Template:Party shading/Keadilan | Md Hashim Hussein (PKR) 34,014 43.32% Template:Party shading/Barisan Nasional | Shahrir Abdul Samad (UMNO) 44,509 56.68% 79,965 10,134 83.02%


Malaysian Honours

Foreign Honours

  • Nishan-I-Imtiaz (Military) NI (M-Pakistan) (Pakistan)
  • The Order of National Security Merit (Republic of Korea) Tong-il(ROK)
  • 1st Bosnian Golden Medal (Ljiljan) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • High Level US Army Award ‘Legion of Merit’ (Order of Commander)
  • Bintang Kartika Paksi Utama (Indonesia)
  • Officer de I’Orde National du Merite (France)
  • Knight Grand Cross (First Class) (Thailand)


  1. The Far East and Australasia 2003. 
  2. "Jeneral (B) Tan Sri Md Hashim bin Hussein [Archived copy"]. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2017.  Results only available from the 2004 election.
  4. "KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM 13" (in Malay). Sistem Pengurusan Maklumat Pilihan Raya Umum. Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  5. "Semakan Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat". 

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