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  Mahathir bin Mohamad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mahathir bin Mohamad (born July 10, 1925) was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003.
Mahathir rejoined UMNO on 7 March 1972, and was appointed as Senator in 1973.
Mahathir amended it such that approval by parliament could be legally considered as royal assent after a period of 30 days, notwithstanding the views of the monarchs.
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 Encyclopedia: Mahathir Mohamad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir bin Mohamad (born December 20, 1925 in Alor Star, Kedah) was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from July 16, 1981 to 2003.
During his twenty-two year rule, Mahathir was seen as a political "strongman", and was criticised for his authoritarian policies and use of state power to suppress opponents via the media, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies.
Mahathir's relationship with Australia (the closest country in the Anglosphere to Malaysia, and the one whose foreign policy is most concentrated on the region), and his relationship with Australia's political leaders, has been particularly rocky.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mahathir-Mohamad   (4556 words)

  
 Mahathir bin Mohamad
Mahathir greatest success is thought to be his having been able to maintain peace between the various races in Malaysia by creating a Malay middle class, independent of the traditionally dominant Chinese minority.
During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Mahathir was strongly criticized by the international financial community for contravening IMF policies by keeping interest rates down and braking the flow of foreign capital.
During twenty-two year grip on power, Mahathir was seen as a political "strongman", and was criticised for his authoritarian policies and use of state power to suppress opponents via the media, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mahathir_bin_mohamad.html   (2832 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad’s lectures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir bin Mohamad is one of the outstanding political figures of the present.
Mahathir bin Mohamad played a very important role in this respect, he has been the head of the Malaysian government for over twenty years, taking into consideration the fact that was re-elected on this position over and over again by means of honest and legal elections.
Mahathir bin Mohamad’s prestige as an ideologist, an expert in the global world and economic order is immense, so his opinions on the global issues of our times are serious and profound.
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 Mahathir bin Mohamad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir bin Mohamad (born December 20, 1925 in Alor Star, Kedah) was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003.
In general, Mahathir is perceived as a moderate Muslim, but he was not above playing the fundamentalist card for political advantage.
Opposition figures are known to have been jailed by Mahathir when he thought they were getting too far out of line, and an independent Internet news site, Malaysiakini, has regularly had its Intenet access cut off, and its servers confiscated.
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 Text of Mahathir Mohamad speech and reactions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir, whose 22-year administration transformed Malaysia from a rubber- and tin-producing backwater into the world's 17th-largest trading nation, has long been known for his blistering attacks on globalization, U.S. policy in the Middle East and Israel.
Mahathir, however, who has in the past condemned Palestinian suicide bombers as "terrorists," appeared to suggest that it was time for an end to violence against the Israelis.
Mahathir yesterday told leaders at a summit of the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference, the world’s largest Muslim grouping, that “Jews ruled the world by proxy”.
www.emjournal.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /aaoc03039.html   (4558 words)

  
 Mahathir bin Mohamad biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In short he is known as Mahathir, commonly as Mahathir Mohamad, and formally as Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.
Mahathir's greatest success is thought to be his having been able to maintain peace between the various races in Malaysia by creating a Malay middle class, independent of the traditionally dominant Chinese minority.
Opposition figures are known to have been jailed by Mahathir when he thought they were getting too far out of line, and an independent Internet news site, Malaysiakini, once had its servers confiscated and website temporarily shut down for 24 hours [3].
mahathir-mohamad.biography.ms   (4359 words)

  
 CNN.com - Mahathir attack on Jews condemned - Oct. 16, 2003
Mahathir, who steps down at the end of the month, has become notorious for controversial speeches during his 22 years as leader and has been a key proponent of a unified political stance among Muslim nations.
Mahathir has often lashed out at Israel and the United States, which he blames for fueling violence and angst in the Arab and Muslim world.
Mahathir said, "They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy, so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong, so that they can enjoy equal rights with others.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/10/16/oic.mahathir   (1150 words)

  
 CNN.com - Mahathir fires parting shots - Oct. 30, 2003
They see Mahathir as a national hero for pulling a third-world, rubber and tin-producing Malaysia out of the mist of British colonial rule and charting a course to become one of Southeast Asia's most modern and wealthy countries.
Mahathir has taken a tough stance against those who opposed or were against him, jailing opposition figures, shutting down media organizations and altering legislature to suit his visions.
Mahathir -- who abandoned his own medical practice in pursuit of a political career -- has also been an outspoken critic of his own religion, Islam.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/10/30/mahathir.retire   (928 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Profile: Mahathir Mohamad
Anwar Ibrahim, once his deputy and heir apparent, is still serving a jail sentence he began in 1998 after the prime minister abruptly dismissed him from his cabinet post and accused him of sodomy and corruption.
Mahathir Mohamad's political career began in 1946, when at the age of 21 he joined the newly founded nationalist organisation United Malays National Organisation (Umno).
With the onset of the Asian economic crisis in 1997, Dr Mahathir refused to accept that his grandiose schemes were partly to blame for Malaysia's massive debt.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2059518.stm   (813 words)

  
 The World Today - Mahathir Mohamad: a look back
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD: I was that recalcitrant who did not attend the first APEC meeting.
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD: The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain.
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD: If anybody fires rockets or uses unmanned aircraft to assassinate anybody in Malaysia, we will consider that as a crime and we will also consider that as an act of aggression.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2003/s979829.htm   (511 words)

  
 The Hindu : Address causes of terrorism: Mahathir
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has called for a balanced approach to the terrorist problem, even as much of South East Asia today remained seized of the political implications of the ongoing anti-terror campaign in the region.
More important to the regional psyche, though, was Dr. Mahathir's official comment that a security-oriented agenda would not help free the world from the scourge of terrorism.
Mahathir commended Malaysia's own example of having fought a ``terrorist'' menace in the past through military means as also the political process of "winning the hearts and minds of the people'' during the period of communist `insurgency'.
www.hinduonnet.com /2002/09/23/stories/2002092302821400.htm   (492 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Malaysian explains anti-Jewish remarks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad refused to apologize Friday for a speech in which he said Jews ruled the world, accusing the West of a double standard in criticizing Muslims and Jews.
Mahathir, 77, a senior statesmen in the developing world who will retire Oct. 31 after 22 years in office, has long been an outspoken leader.
Mahathir said the thrust of his speech had been to urge Muslims to step back from violence, rethink their strategies, and find a peaceful way through acquiring knowledge to gain strength and unity so they would gain respect and their rights.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-10-17-pm-apolgizes_x.htm   (765 words)

  
 'Americans are ignorant'
Mahathir, however, wrote an open letter dated October 15 to American Muslims, urging them to vote for Kerry because Bush has been "the cause of the tragedies" across the Muslim world.
Mahathir stepped down as prime minister after 22 years in office October last year, but has remained as candid as ever in criticising American leaders and Jews, as was evident in Tuesday's interview with The Star.
Mahathir, who cracked down on terror while in office, repeated his view that Islamic terrorism has been fuelled by US and Israeli injustices against the Palestinians.
www.news24.com /News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1607351,00.html   (480 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Mahathir bin Mohamad (Southeast Asia History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir bin Mohamad[mAhA´tir bin mOhAm´Ad] Pronunciation Key, 1925–;, Malaysian political leader.
A doctor by training, he first entered parliament in 1964 and rose in the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), holding several ministerial posts in the 1970s, including deputy prime minister beginning in 1976.
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 Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day: Mahathir Mohamad's immoral words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The implication of what Mahathir Mohamad is saying is that US and European economic power is a justification for terror and that if it is not modified then we can expect more terrorism.
The resentment and dishonesty of Mahathir Mohamad and his like must be exposed and opposed every bit as vehemently as it is expressed.
Mahathir Mohammed is a nasty bigot who knows perfectly well the agenda of Al Qaeda, and would seem by his statements over the last couple of years to be a fellow traveller.
www.eamonn.com /archives/000711.html   (592 words)

  
 Mahathir bin Mohamad on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Subsequently readmitted into UMNO, he was reelected to parliament in 1974 and held several ministerial posts in the 1970s, including deputy prime minister beginning in 1976.
Substantial growth for Malaysia and Japan.(January 10, 2002 Official Dinner to honor Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan)(remarks by Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia)(Brief...
Malaysia and Mahathir proving critics wrong; Malaysia was supposed to become the basket case of Asia after implementing capital controls in response to the 1997 crisis.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/MahathirM1.asp   (518 words)

  
 Asean News Network: Mahathir bin Mohamad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1964, Mahathir entered the Malaysian parliament as a member of the dominant United Malays National Organization (UMNO) party.
More recently, the 2003 invasion of Iraq caused additional friction between the two countries; Mahathir was highly critical of Bush (and the Singapore government) for acting without a United Nations mandate.
Shortly before leaving office, Mahathir sparked off a controversy when he called on Muslim leaders at the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit to "fight back against their Jewish oppressors" who "ruled the world by proxy".
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /2004/03/mahathir-bin-mohamad.html   (3333 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Kerry scores 1 foreign endorsement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, whose anti-Semitic tirade last year was personally rebuked by President Bush, says he's behind Kerry.
Mahathir also revisited the storm of controversy surrounding his final days yesterday, by saying that Muslims should reject terror and learn from the Jews.
Mahathir has been the focus of accusations of anti-semitism often in the past.
worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37653   (372 words)

  
 Dr Mahathir Mohamad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mahathir Mohamad is an international icon in the Islamic world respected as a great modern Islamic leader who turned
Because of the high regard Dr Mahathir is held in the Islamic world he has been tipped as becoming the next General Secretary of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).
The Malay Dilemma (a publication by Mahathir Mohamad) struck such a chord with younger UMNO (United Malaya National Organisation, the political party of Mahathir Mohamad) leaders that he was eventually appointed minister of education.
www.aljazeera.com /cgi-bin/review/people_full_story.asp?service_id=3066   (779 words)

  
 No apology from Malaysian PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
No apology from Malaysian PM Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is seen on a giant screen during his speech at the opening of the 10th Organization of Islamic Conference summit in Putrajaya near Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad refused to apologize Friday for a speech in which he said Jews ruled the world, accusing the West of a double standard in criticizing Muslims and Jews.
Mahathir said the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims “cannot be defeated by a few million Jews.”
www.msnbc.com /news/981170.asp?0cv=CB10   (858 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - International - West biased towards Jews, claims Malaysian leader
FAR from apologising for his comments that Jews rule the world, Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, declared yesterday that Western countries are biased and use a double standard for criticising Jews and Muslims.
Mr Mahathir told a news conference that the uproar reflected hypocrisy that allowed the American televengelist Jerry Falwell to label the Prophet Mohammed a "terrorist" with little fallout, while stating facts about Israel’s repression of the Palestinians drew immediate charges of antisemitism.
In his news conference, Mr Mahathir stressed that the thrust of his speech had been to urge Muslims to step back from violence, rethink their strategies, and find a peaceful way through acquiring knowledge to gain strength and unity on the world stage so they would gain respect and their rights.
news.scotsman.com /international.cfm?id=1151372003   (612 words)

  
 CBC News:Canada files diplomatic protest over Malaysian PM's anti-Jewish speech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has refused to apologize for the speech he gave in which he accused the West of a double standard in criticizing Muslims and Jews.
But Mahathir insists he is opposed to violence.
Mahathir is scheduled to leave office at the end of the month.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/10/17/malaysiapm031017   (262 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Fight Jews, Mahathir tells summit
The Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, yesterday opened the largest gathering of heads of state from Islamic countries since September 11 with a stinging attack on what he perceived as the global Jewish domination.
He urged the world's 1.3 billion Muslims, represented by their leaders in Malaysia for the annual summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference to unite, modernise, become smarter and develop the capacity to counter the faith's detractors.
Dr Mahathir, who retires in two weeks after 22 years in power, told the leaders from 57 countries that Muslims could prove "victorious" but should use tactics other than suicide bombings which provoke retaliation.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,1064681,00.html   (279 words)

  
 Malaysia - Mahathir Mohamad - Worldpress.org
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s June 22 resignation announcement on national television came as a shock not just to the nation, but even to Mahathir’s closest party and family members.
According to reports, Mahathir was persuaded, during intense backroom efforts by party leadership, to stay in office until October 2003 instead of immediately resigning.
The primary concern of Netto’s editorial, however, was the ramifications that Mahathir’s resignation will have for Anwar Ibrahim, a former deputy prime minister and reform advocate who fell out of favor with Mahathir in 1999.
www.worldpress.org /Asia/672.cfm   (606 words)

  
 TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD : malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Tun Dr. Mahathir was elected as one of the three Vice Presidents of UMNO in 1975.
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