Tun Mahathir’s Top 10 Tech Legacies


Tun Mahathir in Petronas


Tun Dr. Mahathir, the fourth prime minister of Malaysia, has a long and coloured legacy that spans over two decades.

It was in 1996 that Tun Mahathir had identified that information and communication technology (ICT) would be a catalyst for growth in the coming years. A plan was devised to transition from a production based economy to a knowledge-based economy by the year 2020.

As the longest serving prime minister of Malaysia, he has many achievements under his belt. Though his tenure was marked by many new innovations it was not without its fair share of controversies.

Whether you celebrate or dislike Tun Mahathir’s contribution to the nation, there’s no denying that the impacts of his contributions are felt until this very day.

Without further ado here Tun Mahathir’s top 10 tech legacies.