Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

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Student ID: IDI 12-01-041 Course: DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATION (DEC) Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING Code: ENG 1213 Assignment no: 3Due Date: APRIL 20, 2012 Assignment topic: BIOGRAPHICAL RECOUNT: TUN DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD Academic staff member: MADAM HAZLINA BINTI MOHD KASIM Student’s comments (e. g. if extension was granted) I declare that the work contained in this assignment is my own, except where acknowledgement of sources is made. Signed: ________________________________ Date: APRIL 20, 2012 Academic staff member’s comments: Office Use Date received |Assessment/grade |Academic staff member |Recorded | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Share/All Eng Unit Stuff/ Assignment Information Sheet He is the symbol of modernization.

The longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia and Asia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a hero who brings Malaysia from the third-world country to 17th largest trading nation in the world. His outstanding vision and breadth of principle were impressed and feared by many others world leader. The purpose of this biographical recount is to highlight on his personal life, politic history and achievements. Born as Mahathir bin Iskandar [email protected], he is mostly known as ‘Che Det’ among Malaysians. Eventhough his registered birth date is 20 December 1925 but the actual date is 10 July 1925. The reason behind this is because during that ra, his father wants to avoid hassles regarding age while registering for entering school’s session. Grow up in a family that emphasized on the importance of academic as well as the teachings of Islam are the secret that makes him as a great leader. Despite being only half Malay and half Indian Muslim heritage, he generally considers himself to be Malay. He is known as the sole fighter of Malay nationalism, who fights for Malay Supremacy or Lordship. Due to his primary profession as a government doctor, he had to restrain himself from getting involved in either politics or business.

However, after he left Government service in 1958 to set up his own medical practical, her politic journey began when he was elected as a member of the Kedah UMNO committee. From Minister of Education to Deputy Prime Minister, he finally reaches the top on 16 July 1981 after the former third Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn. Although there was numbers of event, significance and controversial happenings under his leadership include removing of the veto power and the Royal immunity from prosecution, he never give up but stand proud with his own stance without failure.

During his 22 years of serving period, he embarked on various large scale national projects, such as the Multimedia Super Corridor, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, and an adjacent Formula One circuit, Olympic-class stadium in Bukit Jalil and the Petronas Twin Towers that once become the world’s tallest building. In addition, he was considered to be one of Asia’s most influential leaders and also noted as an outspoken critic of Western-style in the Western world. As for Malaysian, he has been granted the soubriquet of Father of Modernization as for his economic development efforts.

It is obvious that Dr. Mahathir was a remarkable leader sent by Heaven. Whatever judgments that neither his admirer nor his critics gave, his place in Malaysian history is secure as the amount of efforts he possessed for Malaysia’s peace, security and prosperity are amazingly remarkable. (447 words) REFERENCES Abdullah, A. (2008) Dr. Mahathir’s Selected Letters to World Leaders, Marshall Cavendish, Malaysia, pg. 16-21 Cox, K. & Hill, D. (2004) EAP now! English for Academic Purpose, Pearson Longman, Australia, pg. 111 Mahathir, M. 2011) A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, MPH, Malaysia, pg. 1-326 Savage, A. & Mayer, P. (2005) Effective Academic Writing 2, Oxford University Press, New York Suzieana, U. A. (2009) ‘A leadership scheme for international young executives hopes to unravel the mind of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and groom transdisciplinary leaders, Internship: Understanding an Icon, News Straits Times Online, http://www. nst. com. my/channels/learning-curve/internships-understanding-an-icon-1. 35465 ( 17 April 2012)