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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Malaya and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Malaya, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Malaya include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Malaya alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Malaya are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Malaya.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Mahathir Mohamad and Abdul Gani Patail.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Malaya?” and “Which celebrities are University of Malaya alumni?”

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Mahathir Mohamad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Mahathir Mohamad Politician, Physician, Writer Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister. His political ...more

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Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abdul Khalid Ibrahim Politician, Lecturer Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abdul Khalid bin Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician and businessman who served as the 14th Menteri Besar of the state of Selangor from 2008 to 2014. He was elected to the ...more

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Edwin Thumboo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Edwin Thumboo Writer Edwin Nadason Thumboo B.B.M. is a Singaporean poet and academic who is regarded as one of the pioneers of English literature in Singapore. Thumboo graduated in English from the University of ...more

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Tommy Koh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Tommy Koh Diplomat, Professor, Lawyer Tommy Koh, DUNU, is an international lawyer, professor, and a diplomat from Singapore. He was also the former ambassador to the United Nations.

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Anwar Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Anwar Ibrahim Politician, Democracy activist 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 ...more

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Aznil Nawawi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Aznil Nawawi Actor, Singer, Writer Datuk Aznil bin Haji Nawawi, better known as Aznil Nawawi, Aznil Haji Nawawi, Aznil or Pak Nil, is a TV host in Malaysia. He won the Best Talk Show Award at the Asian Television Awards 2005 in ...more

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Gungwu Wang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Gungwu Wang Professor, Teacher Wang Gungwu, CBE is a prominent Australian historian of Asia. He has studied and written about the Chinese diaspora, although he has objected to the use of the word diaspora to describe the ...more

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Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Politician 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 ...more

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Shirley Geok-lin Lim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Shirley Geok-lin Lim Editor, Writer Shirley Geok-lin Lim was born in Malacca Malaysia. She is an American writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Her first collection of poems, Crossing The Peninsula, published in 1980, won her ...more

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S. R. Nathan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
S. R. Nathan Politician, Civil servant Sellapan Ramanathan, DUT is a Singaporean politician who was the sixth President of the Republic of Singapore. Usually referred to as S. R. Nathan, he was first sworn in on 1 September 1999. In ...more

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Abdul Razak Hussein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abdul Razak Hussein Politician, Lawyer Tun Abdul Razak Hussein was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, ruling from 1970 to 1976. Tun Razak was the Prime Minister responsible in setting up Barisan Nasional, which is the ruling ...more

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Catherine Lim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Catherine Lim Author, Writer Catherine Lim Poh Imm is a Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture. Hailed as the "doyenne of Singapore ...more

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Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali Physician Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah binti Haji Mohamad Ali is the wife of the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. She served as wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia for 22 years from ...more

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S. Dhanabalan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
S. Dhanabalan Politician Suppiah Dhanabalan, also known as S. Dhanabalan, DUT, is a former Singaporean politician. He was a high-profile political leader in Singapore in the 1980 and held several cabinet positions in ...more

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Teresa Kok is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Teresa Kok Politician Teresa Kok Suh Sim is a Malaysian Member of Parliament from the Democratic Action Party.

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Gopal Baratham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Gopal Baratham Writer Gopal Baratham was a Singaporean author and neurosurgeon. He was known for his frank style and his ability to write about topics that were often considered controversial in the conservative ...more

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Muhyiddin Yassin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Muhyiddin Yassin Politician Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Yassin is a Malaysian politician and the current deputy prime minister and the Minister of Education. He is also the deputy president of the United Malays National ...more

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Musa Hitam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Musa Hitam Politician Tun Musa bin Hitam, is a Malaysian politician and a former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, serving under Mahathir bin Mohamad. He was born in Johor Bahru, Johor in 1934. He is currently the ...more

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Rex Shelley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Rex Shelley Author, Engineer Rex Anthony Shelley was a Eurasian Singaporean author. A graduate of the University of Malaya in Singapore and Cambridge trained in engineering and economics, Shelley managed his own business ...more

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Sudirman Arshad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Sudirman Arshad Actor, Singer, Writer Dato' Sudirman bin Haji Arshad, DIMP, JMN, AMN, AMP was a famous Malaysian singer and songwriter. He had started his career after winning the Bintang RTM on 11 August 1976. Also, he is the title ...more

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Mohd Khalil Yaakob is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Mohd Khalil Yaakob Politician, Diplomat Tun Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob is the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of the Malaysian state of Melaka. Khalil is a United Malays National Organisation politician from Pahang, and served as the state's ...more

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G. Palanivel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
G. Palanivel Politician Datuk Seri Palanivel s/o. Govindasamy, commonly known as Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, is the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. He held his last positions in the Malaysian Government as ...more

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Abu Bakar Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abu Bakar Abdullah Tan Sri Abu Bakar Hj. Abdullah is former Director General of the Public Service Department of Malaysia. He succeeded Ismail Adam, whose tenure ended on June 30, 2010 and being controversially ...more

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Sim Kee Boon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Sim Kee Boon Sim Kee Boon was one of Singapore's pioneer civil servants - men who worked closely with the Old Guard political leaders and played a key role in the success of Changi Airport and turned the ...more

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Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas Teacher Tun Dato' Seri Utama Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas is the current Yang di-Pertua Negeri of the state of Penang, Malaysia. The post is synonymous with its English term - Governor. He is a ...more

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TC Ooi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
TC Ooi TC Ooi, full name is the Executive Director of DTC Group Asia. DTC Group is a regional conglomerate operating in Asia with major businesses present in South Korea and Malaysia. DTC Group is the ...more

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Liow Tiong Lai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Liow Tiong Lai Nutritionist Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai is a Malaysian politician who is currently serving as Transport Minister and as a Member of Parliament for Bentong, Pahang. He served as the Health Minister in the ...more

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Adnan Yaakob is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Adnan Yaakob Politician, Teacher 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.

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Rayson Huang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Rayson Huang Rayson Huang, CBE, was a Hong Kong chemist, who was an expert on radicals. He was the first Chinese Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, a position in which he served from from 1972 ...more

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Abdul Gani Patail is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Abdul Gani Patail Prosecutor Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Gani bin Patail is a Malaysian prosecutor. He is the current Attorney General of Malaysia. Abdul Gani was the lead prosecutor in former Deputy Prime Minister ...more

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Fadzilah Kamsah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Fadzilah Kamsah Dato' Dr. Hj. Mohd. Fadzilah bin Kamsah is a Malaysian motivational expert. He was born in Kampung Sungai Pinang, Kelang. Fadzillah began his career as a lecturer at the Universiti Putra ...more

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Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Manso... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Datin Seri Paduka Rosmah Mansor Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah Mansor is the wife of the 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia. Rosmah was married to Mohd Najib in 1987, when Najib was the UMNO Deputy Youth Chief and Minister of Culture, ...more

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Anwar Fazal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Anwar Fazal Anwar Fazal is a grassroots environmental activist. He was trained at the University of Malaya in Economics and Education. "Fazal is probably the most influential figure in the worldwide ...more

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Jamil Khir Baharom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Jamil Khir Baharom Mejar Jeneral Dato' Seri Jamil Khir Baharom is a Malaysian politician and former military officer. He is the Member of Parliament for the seat of Jerai, Kedah, and a Minister in the Prime ...more

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Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah Dato' Seri Haji Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah is the current Second Minister of Finance of Malaysia. He was appointed on 10 April 2009 when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak became Prime Minister. He ...more

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Annuar Rapaee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Annuar Rapaee Yang Berhormat Dr. Annuar Rapaee, MBBS,MRCP,Adv.MCardiol is a Member of Sarawak State Legislative Assembly for Nangka,and a cardiologist by profession.

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Mohd Sidek Hassan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
Mohd Sidek Hassan Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek bin Hj. Hassan was the 12th Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, appointed by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong for the post on 3 September 2006. He served until his ...more

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G. Gnanalingam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Malaya Alumni
G. Gnanalingam Businessperson Tan Sri Datuk G. Gnanalingam is a prominent Malaysian businessman. He is the current executive chairman of Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia's leading port operators. The US$700 ...more