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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.

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Malaysia
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Tun Haji Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi is a Malaysian politician who served as prime minister from 2003 to 2009. He was also the President of the United Malays National Organisation, 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 called as the Father of Human Capital Development. After Anwar Ibrahim left the office due to serving in prison, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad appointed Abdullah as deputy prime minister. Abdullah went on to succeed Mahathir as prime minister in 2003. In the 2004 general election, Abdullah scored a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 78

Birthplace: Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

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Dato' Seri Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob is a Malaysian politician and the current Menteri Besar of Pahang. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Bentong, Malaysia

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Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek is a Malaysian politician. He is the Minister of Communication and Multimedia in the Barisan Nasional coalition government, and sits in Parliament as the member for Kemaman, Terengganu. He represents the United Malays National Organisation. He was elected to the Supreme Council of UMNO in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Terengganu, Malaysia

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Anwar Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Malaysia
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Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician. He is a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party, component party of Pakatan Rakyat. 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 coalition. However, he was removed from his post by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and jailed for corruption and sodomy. His prosecution has been criticised by human rights groups and several foreign governments, including the US, UK and Australia. Following his release in 2004, Anwar became the leading figure in the opposition and helped coalesce the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Cherok Tok Kun, Malaysia

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