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Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister. His political career spanned almost 40 years.
Born and raised in Alor Setar, Kedah, Mahathir excelled at school and became a medical doctor. He became active in the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysia's largest political party, before entering parliament in 1964. He served one term before losing his seat, before falling out with the then Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman and being expelled from UMNO. When Abdul Rahman resigned, Mahathir re-entered UMNO and parliament, and was promoted to the Cabinet. By 1976, he had risen to Deputy Prime Minister, and in 1981 was sworn in as Prime Minister after the resignation of his predecessor, Hussein Onn.
As Prime Minister, Mahathir was credited with engineering Malaysia's rapid modernisation and economic growth, and initiated a series of bold infrastructure projects. He was a dominant political figure, winning five consecutive general elections and seeing off all of his rivals for the leadership of UMNO. However, his accumulation of power came at the expense of the independence of the judiciary and the traditional powers and privileges of Malaysia's royalty. He also deployed the controversial ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Tun M calls for more China-Malaysia Islamic expos to promote understanding
2014-07-05
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed hopes that more China-Malaysia Islamic exhibitions would be held to promote better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. He said such exhibitions could be an eye-opener for the ...
(Astro Awani)
  1. 'Use expos to boost rapport with non-Muslims'
  2. Yet he supported Allah ban, what a hypocrite! Muslims must recognize people of ...
  3. Dr M: More China-Malaysia Islamic expos to promote understanding

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Dr M: Muslims must recognise existence of people of other faiths
2014-07-05
SERI KEMBANGAN: Muslims must recognise the existence of people of other faiths in order to live in peace with one another, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former prime minister said recognition and acceptance of people of different faiths was ...
(The Star Online)

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    Malaysia is Islamic even without hudud law - Dr M
    2014-07-04
    KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia is an Islamic state despite the absence of hudud law. “There is no inconsistency in the claim that Malaysia is an Islamic state. It may not say so in the constitution or in its name.
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      'Malaysia Islamic even if it does not practise hudud'
      2014-07-04
      'Malaysia Islamic even if it does not practise hudud'. mahathir_L-650x350. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia never declared itself to be a secular state in its constitution or anywhere else because we respect all religions and their believers.
      (The Rakyat Post)
      1. Malaysia truly 'Islamic' without hudud, Dr M says

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      National Harmony Act must include religion, race and culture
      2014-07-01
      However, the proposal received different reactions from various quarters including former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who reportedly said that Malaysia could be chaotic should the government abolish the Sedition Act. On this, Ahmad Zahid ...
      (The Rakyat Post)
      1. Certain elements of Sedition Act should be maintained, says Zahid
      2. Ahmad Zahid: Religion, race and culture must be included in National Harmony ...

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      Dr Mahathir: Repeal of Sedition Act can cause chaos
      2014-06-30
      Dr Mahathir: Repeal of Sedition Act can cause chaos. PETALING JAYA: The repeal of the Sedition Act could result in people calling for the dismantling of the royal institution and for the amendment of the constitution, warned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
      (The Star Online)
      1. Replacing Sedition Act with unity bills could lead to unrest, says Dr Mahathir
      2. Dr M and Najib: Between LAZINESS and DESPOTISM - result Malaysia a MESS ...
      3. Sedition Act Exit Would Mean Open Season On Royalty, Dr M Warns

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      Malays willing to kill to get to Heaven, says Dr Mahathir
      2014-06-28
      Following reports that some Malaysians had taken arms and joined the civil wars in Iraq and Syria, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) said those who participated in them were willing to do these things because of political and ideological differences. "But ...
      (MSN Malaysia News)
      1. Suicide is against the teachings of Islam, says Dr Mahathir

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      Mahathir bemoans Malaysia's terrorist links
      2014-06-27
      Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned the lack of fatwa in place to prevent Malaysians from involving in militant activities abroad. This comes after videos emerged of Malaysian jihadist in Syria and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib ...
      (The Rakyat Post)
      1. Dr M: Malays now willing to kill for passage to heaven
      2. BLOODTHIRSTY! Himself known for ruthlesssness, Dr M laments Malays ...

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      Kassim Ahmad files for judicial review against Jamil Khir, religious body
      2014-06-26
      In March, Kassim Ahmad (pic) was charged at the Shariah High Court in Putrajaya with insulting Islam and defying religious authorities at a seminar in February that was officiated by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. ― Picture by Boo ...
      (The Malay Mail Online)
      1. Kassim Ahmad files fresh suit against religious bodies

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