Marina Mahathir

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Marina binti Mahathir
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Marina Mahathir
Nationality Malaysian
Alma mater University of Sussex
Occupation Novelist

Marina binti Mahathir (born c. 1957)[1] is the daughter and eldest child of the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir Mohammad and Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali. She graduated from the University of Sussex.

Career[edit]

Marina is well known as a leader in many non-governmental organizations such as the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and is currently an active socio-political blogger. She also writes in her bi-weekly column called Musings in The Star newspaper since 1989.[2] Some of her pieces in the column have been published in her books such as 50 Days: Rantings by MM, published in 1997 and Telling It Straight, published in 2012 by Editions Didier Millet.[2] The latter is a selection of her articles published in her column between 2003 and 2012. It includes a foreword by Dr Farish A. Noor, a local political scientist and historian. It contains 90 articles which are written thematically including a special written introduction on the topics discussed in the book. It also includes two previously unpublished articles.[3]

Marina has called for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientations.[4]

She had appeared in Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's Documentary released in late 2009 with the rest of the members of the Mahathir Family.

Personal life[edit]

On 7 June 1998 Marina married Tara Sosrowardoyo, a renown Indonesian photographer. They have two daughters and a son.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PASSAGE. Asiaweek (16 July 1999)
  2. ^ a b Cheng, Nicholas (11 November 2012). "Marina tells it straight". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Telling It Straight - Marina Mahathir's Musings in a book". thestar.com.my. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Asia-Pacific | PM's daughter slams Malaysian anti-gay group. BBC News (1998-10-23). Retrieved on 2014-01-07.
  5. ^ Tara Sosrowardoyo (b. 1953, New York City). artsasia.com.my

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