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Mahathir bin Mohamad

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Mahathir bin Mohamad served as the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 until 2003, when he retired.

Famous Facts

  • The son of a schoolmaster, he was educated at Sultan Abdul Hamid College and the University of Malaya in Singapore where he studied medicine
  • First elected to parliament in 1964 as a member of the United Malays National Organisation, he became a forceful advocate of policies to ensure Malaysia’s economic success and modernisation
  • Born Mahathir bin Mohamad on 20th December 1925 in Kedah, Malaysia

“I don’t accept things at face value, you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don’t jump to conclusions without thinking”

Mahathir bin Mohamad