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Mahathir Bin Mohamad

Mahathir Bin Mohamad

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Mahathir bin Mohamad
Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun
Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
 16 July 1981 ± 31 October 2003
Ahmad ShahIskandar Azlan ShahJaafar SalahuddinMizan Zainal Abidin
Musa HitamGhafar BabaAnwar IbrahimAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
Preceded by
Hussein Onn
Succeeded by
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
In office
 15 September 1978 ± 16 July 1981
Prime Minister
Hussein Onn
Preceded by
Hussein Onn
Succeeded by
Musa Hitam
 21st Secretary General of Non-Aligned
In office
 25 February 2003 ± 31 October 2003
Preceded by
Hussein Onn
Succeeded by
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
20 December 1925.Alor Star, Kedah, British Malaya,
United Kingdom
Political party
United Malays National Organisation-
 National Front
Siti Hasmah
Marina Mahathir, Mirzan Mahathir,Melinda Mahathir, Mokhzani Mahathir,Mukhriz Mahathir, Maizura Mahathir and Mazhar Mahathir 
Doctor of Medicine
Tun Dr.
Mahathir bin Mohamad
ir bin mohamat
born 10 July1925
) was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to2003, making him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister, and one of the longest-servingleaders in Asia.
Mahathir's political career spanned almost 40 years, from his election as aMalaysian federal Member of Parliament in 1964, until his resignation as Prime Minister in2003.As Prime Minister, he was credited with engineering Malaysia's rapid modernisation.
Duringhis term in office, he was considered by some as one of Asia's most influential leaders.
 Mahathir was also widely known as an outspoken critic of Western-style globalization.
1 Early life1.1 Personal1.2 Political career 2 Prime Minister 
2.1 Deputy Prime Ministers2.2 Major constitutional changes2.3 Economic policies2.4 1997 Asian financial crisis2.5 Sacking of Anwar Ibrahim2.6 Educational system2.7 Foreign relations2.7.1 United States2.7.2 Australia2.7.3 Middle East and Criticism of Jewish Power 2.7.4 Singapore2.7.5 People's Republic of China2.7.6 Bosnia-Herzegovina2.7.7 Russian Federation2.7.8 Developing world3 Retirement3.1 Criticism of his successor 3.2 Weblog4 Resignation from UMNO5 Other controversies5.1 September 11 Attacks5.2 Interference with the Malaysian Judiciary6 Health7 Legacy8 Books9 References10 Notes and references10.1 Other references11 External links11.1 Home pages11.2 Others
arly life
Mahathir was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, the youngest of nine children
of a schoolteacher and ahousewife. His father, Mohamad Iskandar, was of Indian descent, being the son of a MalayaleeMuslim (who migrated from Kerala) and a Malay mother, while Mahathir's own mother, WanTampawan, was Malay.
 During World War II, Japanese occupation of Malaya, he sold
 pisang goreng 
(banana fritters)and other snacks to supplement his family income. Mahathir attended a Malay vernacular school before continuing his education at the Sultan Abdul Hamid College in Alor Star. Mahathir thenattended the King Edward VII Medical College (the predecessor of present-day NationalUniversity of Singapore) in Singapore, where he edited a medical student magazine called
he also contributed to the
The Straits Times
newspaper pseudonymously under thenickname "C.H.E. Det". Mahathir was also President of the Muslim Society in the college.
 Upon graduation in 1953, Mahathir joined the then Malayan government service as a medicalofficer. He married Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali²a fellow doctor and former classmate in college² 

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