Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
Founder & Chairman of KLFCW
4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Tun Dr. Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister and one of the longest-serving leaders in Asia, was born on 20 December 1925 in Alor Star, the capital of the State of Kedah in northern Peninsular Malaysia. He completed his early and secondary education in his home town before gaining admission into the King Edward VII College of Medicine in Singapore in 1947. Upon graduation, he joined the Malaysian government service as a Medical Officer. He left in 1957 to set up his own practice in Alor Star. Tun Dr. Mahathir has been active in politics since 1945 and became the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia on 16 July 1981 and stepped down as Prime Minister on 31 October 2003. During his term in office, he was credited for engineering Malaysia’s rapid modernization and promoting non-individualistic “Asian values”. Tun Mahathir is also known for his criticisms of western and developed countries. Even after his retirement as Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir is still considered as one of Asia’s most influential leaders as well as among developing nations and non-aligned movement. He is also noted in the Western world as an outspoken critic of Western civilization.
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 and a host of grandchildren.