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Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia

Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محضير بن محمد‎; born 10 July 1925)[1][2] is a Malaysian politician. He is the current Prime Minister of Malaysia since May 2018. He was also the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the job for 22 years from 1981 to 2003. This made him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister. His political career lasted for almost 40 years until briefly retiring.


Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
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Prime Minister of Malaysia
Assumed office
10 May 2018
MonarchMuhammad V
Abdullah
DeputyWan Azizah
Preceded byNajib Razak
In office
16 July 1981 – 31 October 2003
MonarchAhmad Shah
Iskandar
Azlan Shah
Ja’afar
Salahuddin
Sirajuddin
Preceded byHussein Onn
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
20 February 2003 – 31 October 2003
Preceded byThabo Mbeki
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Finance
In office
5 June 2001 – 31 October 2003
MonarchSalahuddin
Sirajuddin
Preceded byDaim Zainuddin
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
In office
7 September 1998 – 7 January 1999
MonarchJa’afar
Preceded byAnwar Ibrahim
Succeeded byDaim Zainuddin
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
8 May 1986 – 8 January 1999
MonarchIskandar
Azlan Shah
Ja’afar
Preceded byMusa Hitam
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Defence
In office
18 July 1981 – 6 May 1986
MonarchAhmad Shah
Iskandar
Preceded byAbdul Taib Mahmud
Succeeded byAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
1 January 1978 – 16 July 1981
MonarchYahya Petra
Ahmad Shah
Prime MinisterHussein Onn
Preceded byHamzah Abu Samah
Succeeded byAhmad Rithaudden Tengku Ismail
4th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
5 March 1976 – 16 July 1981
MonarchYahya Petra
Ahmad Shah
Prime MinisterHussein Onn
Preceded byHussein Onn
Succeeded byMusa Hitam
Minister of Education
In office
5 September 1974 – 31 December 1977
MonarchAbdul Halim
Yahya Petra
Prime MinisterAbdul Razak Hussein
Hussein Onn
Preceded byMohamed Yaacob
Succeeded byMusa Hitam
Member of the Dewan Rakyat
for Kubang Pasu
In office
24 August 1974 – 21 March 2004
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMohd Johari Baharum
Member of the Dewan Negara
for Kedah
In office
30 December 1972 – -
Member of the Dewan Rakyat
for Kota Setar Selatan
In office
25 April 1964 – 10 May 1969
Preceded byWan Sulaiman Wan Tam
Succeeded byYusof Rawa
Personal details
Born
Mahathir bin Mohamad

(1925-07-10) 10 July 1925 (age 94)
Alor Setar, Unfederated Malay States (now Malaysia)
Political partyPPBM-Pakatan Harapan (2016–present)
UMNO-Barisan Nasional (1946–2016)
Spouse(s)Siti Hasmah
Children7 (including Marina, Mokhzani and Mukhriz)
RelativesIsmail Mohd Ali (brother-in-law)
Alma materNational University of Singapore
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

During his job, he made many laws that helped Malaysia become richer, but he also made other laws to punish people who criticised him.

At 93, he is currently the oldest living Prime Minister of Malaysia and the world's oldest head of state or government.

In 2018, Mahathir announced his bid for another term as Malaysian Prime Minister for the 2018 general election.[3][4] He won the election in May 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Faridah Abdul Rashid (2012). Research on the Early Malay Doctors 1900–1957 Malaya and Singapore. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 246–. ISBN 978-1-4691-7243-9.
  2. A Doctor In The House
  3. Hodge, Amanda (9 January 2018). "Mahathir Mohammad runs for PM in partnership with former rival Anwar Ibrahim". The Australian. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. Malhi, Amrita (12 January 2018). "Mahathir Mohamad crops up again in bid to lead Malaysia – with Anwar on the same side". The Conversation. Retrieved 11 January 2018.

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