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Famous Politicians from Malaysia

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List of notable or famous politicians from Malaysia, with bios and photos, including the top politicians born in Malaysia and even some popular politicians who immigrated to Malaysia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Malaysian politicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These politicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known politician from Malaysia is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Mahathir Mohamad.

This historic politicians from Malaysia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Malaysian politicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous politicians from Malaysia?" These prominent politicians of Malaysia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Malaysian politicians.

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  • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
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    Tun Haji Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi (Jawi: عبدالله بن احمد بادوي; born 26 November 1939) is a Malaysian politician who served as Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the largest political party in Malaysia, and led the governing Barisan Nasional parliamentary coalition. He is informally known as Pak Lah, Pak meaning 'Uncle', while Lah is taken from his name 'Abdullah'. He is also referred to as the "Father of Human Capital Development" (Bapa Pembangunan Modal Insan). After Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was dismissed, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appointed Abdullah as Deputy Prime Minister in... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
  • Dato' Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob (born 18 April 1950) is a Malaysian politician and was the Menteri Besar of Pahang from 25 May 1999 to 15 May 2018. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Bentong, Malaysia
  • Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery bin Cheek (Jawi: احمد شابري بن چيق; born 10 December 1958) is a Malaysian politician. He was the Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry in the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition government (2015-2018), and sat in Parliament as the member for Kemaman, Terengganu from 2004 to May 2018. He represents the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). He was elected to the Supreme Council of UMNO in 2009.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim (Jawi: انور بن إبراهيم; born 10 August 1947) is a Malaysian politician who is currently the president of the People's Justice Party (Malay: Parti Keadilan Rakyat) and leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition. He was Leader of the Opposition between 2008 and 2015, and a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party or Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). He is styled Yang Berhormat if he is not accompanying his wife. If he is, he is referred to as Yang Amat Berbahagia. Anwar served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1993 to 1998 and Finance Minister from 1991 to 1998 when he was a member of UMNO, the major party in the ruling Barisan Nasional... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia