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Interview with Mahathir bin Mohamad: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Mohamad, Mahathir and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Mahathir bin Mohamad: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)


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Interview with Mahathir bin Mohamad, conducted 12th May 2014 in Putrajaya as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: bin Mohamad, Mahathir. 1925- . Born in Alor Setar, British Malaya (now Malaysia). Graduated from the University of Malaya, 1947. Practiced as a medical doctor before entering politics with the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the 1950s. Elected to Parliament in 1964 elections. Appointed as a Senator in 1973. Minister for Education, 1974-77. Minister of Trade and Industry, 1978-81. 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, 1981-2003, also acting as: Minister of Defence, 1981-86; Minister of Home Affairs, 1986-99; Minister of Finance, 1998-99, 2001-03. Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement, 2003.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Mohamad, Mahathir and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: ASEAN, Australia, CHOGM, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Elections, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa, Sport, Technical Assistance, United Kingdom, United Nations, Zimbabwe (see also Rhodesia)
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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