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Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad


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Prime Minister of Malaysia
16th July 1981 - 31st October 2003


Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad became the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 16 July 1981.

Born on 20 December 1925 in Alor Setar, the capital of the State of Kedah, Tun Dr. Mahathir did his early and secondary education in his home town. In 1947, he gained admission into the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore.

Upon graduation, he joined the Malaysian government service as a Medical Officer. He left in 1957 to set up his own practice in Alor Setar.

Tun Dr. Mahathir has been active in politics since 1945. He has been a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) since its inception in 1946.

He was first elected as a Member of Parliament following the General Elections in 1964. However, he lost his seat in the subsequent General Election in 1969. Owing to his keen interest in the country's education, he was appointed Chairman of the first Higher Education Council in 1968, Member of the Higher Education Advisory Council in 1972, Member of the University Court and University of Malaya Council, and Chairman of the National University Council in 1974.

In 1973, Tun Dr. Mahathir was appointed a Senator. He relinquished this post in order to contest in the 1974 General Elections where he was returned unopposed. Following the elections, Tun Dr. Mahathir was appointed the Minister of Education.

In 1976, Tun Dr. Mahathir was made Deputy Prime Minister in addition to his Education portfolio. In a Cabinet reshuffle two years later, he relinquished the Education portfolio for that of Trade and Industry. As Minister of Trade and Industry, he led several investment promotion missions overseas. Tun Dr. Mahathir was elected as one of the three Vice Presidents of UMNO in 1975. In 1978, he won the Deputy President seat and in 1981, he was appointed President of the party. He was returned unopposed as President in 1984.

In the 1987 party elections, Tun Dr. Mahathir defeated his challenger to retain the Presidency and in 1990 and 1993, he was again returned unopposed as party President. Under his leadership, the ruling party Barisan Nasional (National Front) won landslide victories in the 1982, 1986, 1990, 1995 and 1999 General Elections.

Tun Dr. Mahathir is married to a doctor, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali, and they have seven children Marina, Mirzan, Melinda, Mokhzani, Mukhriz, Maizura and Mazhar.

Tun Dr. Mahathir stepped down as Prime Minister on October 31st 2003.

 

AWARDS RECEIVED BY TUN DR. MAHATHIR 
 

DOMESTIC AWARDS
YEAR
NAME OF AWARD
STATE
2008
Darjah Seri Utama Mahkota Wilayah (SUMW)
Wilayah Persekutuan
2006
Certificate of Execellent
from Multimedia University
Malaysia
2006
Anugerah Minda Agung
from Malaysian Invention & Design Society (MINDS)
Malaysia
2005
Grand Fellow
from Institut Kelautan Malaysia (IKMAL)
IKMAL
(Malaysia)
2004
Grand Fellow
from Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia Kuala Lumpur (DPMMKL)
DPMMKL
(Kuala Lumpur)
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies
from University Malaysia Sarawak
UNIMAS
2004
"Wira Perdana Negara"
from Persatuan Kebajikan Keluarga Bekas Polis dan Tentera (POLTERA) WP dan Selangor
POLTERA
(WP& Selangor)
2004
FIABCI Award of Distinction 2004 for Nation Building
Malaysia
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
from University Malaysia Sabah
UMS, Sabah
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Humanity Development
from University Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak
UPSI, Perak
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Science
from University Sains Malaysia, Penang
USM, Penang
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Knowledge Science
from Multimedia University, Cyberjaya
MMU
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Science
from University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor
UPM
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Management of Development
from University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Perlis
UUM
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Law
from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor
UKM
2004
Institute of Engineers' Distinguished Honorary Fellow
from Institute of Engineers' Malaysia
IEM
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Government and Political Science
from University Teknologi MARA (UITM), Shah Alam, Selangor
UiTM
2004
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Technology
from University Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Tronoh, Perak
UTP
2004
Sports Personality Award 2003
from National Sports Award 2003
Malaysia
2004
Doctor of Islamic Thought Honorary Degree
from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
UM
2004
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters
from International Islamic University of Malaysia
IIUM
2003
Honorary Fellow
from Acedamy of Science of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
2003
"The Father of Modern Malaysia"
from Malaysian Government
Malaysia
2003
Honorary Doctorate of Management and Engineering
from University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor
UTM
2003
S.M.N
Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara
Malaysia
2003
D.K
Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat Dihormati Selangor
Selangor
2003
The Father of National Unity Award
from Parti Bersatu Sabah
Sabah
2003
D.S.B.S.
Darjah Satria Bintang Sarawak
Sarawak, Malaysia
2003
D.K.  The Most Honourable Order Of The Royal Family Of Kedah
Kedah, Malaysia
2002
D.K.  The Most Esteemed Order Of The Royal Family Of Kelantan
Kelantan, Malaysia
1997
Tuanku Syed Putra Of Perlis Royal Outstanding Award
Perlis, Malaysia
1997
S.S.A.P. Knight Commander Of The Sultan Ahmad Shah
Pahang, Malaysia
1996
Fellowship of The International College of Surgeons
Malaysia
1996
Anugerah Cemerlang
Perlis, Malaysia
1995
D.K.
The Most Esteemed Order Of The Royal Family Of Tuanku Syed Putra
Perlis, Malaysia
1994
Wira Keadilan
Pasir Mas Foundation
1992
Melaka Historical City's Honorary Citizen Award
Melaka
1991
Wira Nusa Raya
UMNO, Sabah
1989
D.K.(I)
The Most Esteemed Order Of The Royal Family Of Johor
Johor, Malaysia
1988
D.U.K.
Kedah Order Of Merit
Kedah, Malaysia
1985
'FAR', Father of Modern Development By the Pasir Salak UMNO Division
Pasir Salak
1985
P.I.S Sultan Ibrahim Medal I 
Johor, Malaysia
1982
D.U.N.M Knight Grand Commander Of The Most Honourable Order Of Melaka
Melaka, Malaysia
1982
S.S.M.T
Seri Setia Sultan Mahmud Terengganu
Terengganu
1982
D.K.N.S The Most Esteemed Order Of The Royal Family Of Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
1981
D.U.P.N Knight Grand Commander Of The Most Honourable Order Of Pulau Pinang
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
1981
S.P.N.S Knight Commander Of The Most Honourable Order Of Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
1981
S.P.D.K
Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
1981
S.P.C.M
Seri Paduka Cura Si Manja Kini
Perak, Malaysia
1980
D.P.Sarawak
Dato Patinggi Bintang Kenyalang
Sarawak, Malaysia
1979
S.P.M.J.
Dato' Seri Paduka Mahkota Johor
Johor, Malaysia
1978
S.P.M.S.
Seri Paduka Mahkota Selangor
Selangor, Malaysia
1977
D.S.D.K.
Seri Setia DiRaja Kedah, Kedah
Kedah, Malaysia
1977
SSAP
Pahang, Malaysia
1976
The Second Tun(Dr) Ismail Oration Academy of Medical
Malaysia
1965
Pingat Perak
Perak, Malaysia

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
YEAR
NAME OF AWARD
COUNTRY
2007
Honorary Membership from IIUM Alumni Chapter of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007
Honorary Doctorate from Universitas Syiah Kuala Darussalam, Banda Aceh
Indonesia
2006
Mother  Teresa Award
India
2005
Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights
Libya
2005
Huesped de Honor from Alcalde de Medellin
Republic of Colombia
2005
Orden Del Congress Grado
Republic of Colombia
2005
Orden De La Democracia "Simon Bolivar" - En El Grado de Gran Cruz Extraordinaria - Con Placa de Oro
Republic of Colombia
2005
Diplome-Pocasnog Clana Nastavnickog Vijeca Skole
Sarajevo
2005
Honorary Citizen of the Municipality of Travnik from the Municipal Council Travnik
Travnik
2005
The Linus Pauling Award from the International League of Humanists for Peace and Tolerance
Bosnia Herzegovina

 

 

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