Mahathir Mohamad

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Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun
Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
Mahathir at National Day celebrations in 2007
4th Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
16 July 1981 – 31 October 2003
Monarch Ahmad Shah
Iskandar
Azlan Shah
Jaafar
Salahuddin
Mizan Zainal Abidin (Regent)
Sirajuddin
Deputy Musa Hitam (1981-1986)
Ghafar Baba (1986-1993)
Anwar Ibrahim (1993-1998)
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1999-2003)
Preceded by Hussein Onn
Succeeded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
4th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
5 March 1976 – 16 July 1981
Monarch Yahya Petra
Ahmad Shah
Prime Minister Hussein Onn
Preceded by Hussein Onn
Succeeded by Musa Hitam
Minister of Finance
In office
5 June 2001 – 31 October 2003
Preceded by Daim Zainuddin
Succeeded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
In office
7 September 1998 – 8 January 1999
Preceded by Anwar Ibrahim
Succeeded by Daim Zainuddin
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
7 May 1986 – 8 January 1999
Preceded by Musa Hitam
Succeeded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Defence
In office
18 July 1981 – 6 May 1986
Preceded by Abdul Taib Mahmud
Succeeded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
1 January 1978 – 16 July 1981
Prime Minister Hussein Onn
Preceded by Hamzah Abu Samah
Succeeded by Ahmad Rithaudden Tengku Ismail
Minister of Education
In office
5 September 1974 – 31 December 1977
Prime Minister Abdul Razak Hussein
Hussein Onn
Preceded by Mohammad Yaacob
Succeeded by Musa Hitam
21st Secretary General of
Non-Aligned Movement
In office
20 February 2003 – 31 October 2003
Preceded by Thabo Mbeki
Succeeded by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Member of the Dewan Negara
In office
30 December 1972 – 23 August 1974
Constituency Elected by Kedah State Legislative Assembly
Member of the Dewan Rakyat
In office
25 April 1964 – 10 May 1969
Constituency Kota Setar Selatan
In office
24 August 1974 – 21 March 2004
Constituency Kubang Pasu
Personal details
Born 10 July 1925 (1925-07-10) (age 89)
Alor Star, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Political party United Malays National Organisation
Spouse(s) Siti Hasmah
Children Marina
Mirzan
Melinda
Mokhzani
Mukhriz
Maizura
Mazhar
Alma mater University of Malaya
Profession Physician
Religion Sunni Islam
Signature

Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محضير بن محمد‎; born 10 July 1925)[1][2] is a Malaysian politician. He was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the job for 22 years from 1981 to 2003. This makes him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister. His political career lasted for almost 40 years.

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More reading[change | change source]

  • Morais, J. Victor (1982). Mahathir: A Profile in Courage. Eastern Universities Press. OCLC 8687329
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  • Sankaran, Ramanathan; Mohd Hamdan Adnan (1988). Malaysia's 1986 General Election: the Urban-Rural Dichotomy. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. ISBN 981-3035-12-9
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  • Stewart, Ian (2003). The Mahathir Legacy: a Nation Divided, a Region at Risk. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-977-X
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