Mahathir Mohamad

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Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محاضير بن محمد; IPA: [mahaðɪ(r) bɪn mohamad]; born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician, author, and physician who served as the fourth and seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held office from 1981 to 2003 and later from 2018 to 2020 for a cumulative total of 24 years, making him the country's longest-serving prime minister. Before becoming premier, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and in other cabinet positions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahathir Mohamad has received more than 7,019,657 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Mahathir Mohamad is the 688th most popular politician (up from 710th in 2019), the most popular biography from Malaysia and the most popular Malaysian Politician.

Mahathir Mohamad is most famous for being the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003. He is also known for his authoritarian rule and his strong opposition to Westernization.

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Among politicians, Mahathir Mohamad ranks 688 out of 19,576Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Christian I of Denmark, Giorgio Napolitano, Hans Frank, Anthony Eden, and Baldwin I of Jerusalem. After him are Josep Borrell, Alexandra of Denmark, Stanisław Leszczyński, Şehzade Cihangir, Ferdinand VII of Spain, and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1925, Mahathir Mohamad ranks 12Before him are Patrice Lumumba, Gilles Deleuze, Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, and Zygmunt Bauman. After him are Albert Bandura, Audie Murphy, Mikis Theodorakis, Lee Van Cleef, Carlos Castaneda, and Robert F. Kennedy.

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In Malaysia

Among people born in Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad ranks 1 out of 90After him are Tunku Abdul Rahman (1903), Michelle Yeoh (1962), Abdullah of Pahang (1959), Anwar Ibrahim (1947), Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Abdul Halim of Kedah (1927), Michael Gough (1916), Abdul Razak Hussein (1922), Najib Razak (1953), Iskandar of Johor (1932), and Hussein Onn (1922).

Among POLITICIANS In Malaysia

Among politicians born in Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad ranks 1After him are Tunku Abdul Rahman (1903), Abdullah of Pahang (1959), Anwar Ibrahim (1947), Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Abdul Halim of Kedah (1927), Abdul Razak Hussein (1922), Najib Razak (1953), Iskandar of Johor (1932), Hussein Onn (1922), Muhyiddin Yassin (1947), and Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan (1895).