Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Former Prime Minister Mohamed Mahathir’s political career spanned more than 40 years and was Prime Minister of Malaysia for 22 years. During Mahathir's tenure as Prime Minister, Malaysia experienced a period of rapid modernisation and economic growth, and his government initiated a series of bold infrastructure projects. As Prime Minister, he was an advocate of third-world development and a prominent international activist in support of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the interests of Bosnians in the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. He remains an active political figure in Malaysia.