A look at Mahathir, the former Malaysian prime minister

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A look at Mahathir, the former Malaysian prime minister

Here is a look at the former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad.

Father: Mohamad Iskandar, an Indian Muslim and a teacher in Northern Malaysia.

He became the oldest world leader at 92 when he was sworn in as the prime minister of Malaysia in 2018, a decade and a half after retirement. Mahathir was Malaysia's prime minister from July 1981 to October 2003.

A physician is one of his nicknames, and one of his nicknames is Dr. M.

After losing his first seat in Parliament, he wrote a book called The Malay Dilemma. The book contained racist stereotypes but helped establish Mahathir as an advocate for Malay rights.

Credited with turning Malaysia into a major trading and economic force in southeast Asia.

I was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1964.

1969 - Loses his seat in Parliament and is expelled from the UMNO.

In 1973, I elected a Senator in the Malaysian Parliament.

He is elected as Minister of Education in 1974.

July 1981 - Malaysia becomes Malaysia's fourth prime minister, minister of home affairs and minister of justice.

1998 - Dismisses his deputy Anwar Ibrahim and accuses him of sodomy and corruption.

On October 16, 2003 - At a 57-nation Islamic summit in Malaysia, Mahathir claims in a speech that Jews rule the world by proxy. October 31, 2003 - Mahathir retires and passes the leadership to his deputy, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

September 2007 -- Has heart bypass surgery after two heart attacks within 10 months.

May 16, 2008 - The Malaysian government announced in the 1980s and 1990s that it has begun an investigation into corruption by the Mahathir administration.

May 19, 2008 - Mahathir resigned from the United Malays National Organization, the ruling party of Malaysia.

A December 1, 2013 - Steps down as an adviser to Petronas, due to ill health.

March 30, 2016 - Resigns as chairman of the board of Malaysian automaker Proton Holdings after serving more than two years. Proton is Malaysia's leading auto manufacturer and was founded by Mahathir in 1983 as the sole national auto company.

A candidate for prime minister has been named by January 2018 - Mahathir. He says the country is hampered by Prime Minister Najib Razak and that the opposition parties need him because they have not been able to get rural Malay votes. May 9, 2018 - Mahathir's coalition wins 121 seats in the country's parliament, enough to form a simple majority and take control of the House. According to the Malaysian Election Commission, voter turnout is over 76%.

May 10, 2018 - Is sworn in as prime minister by Malaysia's constitutional ruler, King Muhammad V.

February 24, 2020 - Mahathir s office announces his resignation as prime minister of Malaysia.

November 19, 2022 - Mahathir loses his seat in Parliament, his first election defeat since 1969.