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Tun Mohamed Zahir bin Ismail (19 March 1924 – 14 October 2004) was a Malaysian lawyer and politician. He was the longest-serving Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Malaysian Parliament. He was also the first Chancellor of the International Medical University from 1999 to 2004.
Mohamed Zahir Ismail
SSM, PMN, SSDK
|Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat|
14 June 1982 – 14 October 2004
|Preceded by||Syed Nasir Ismail|
|Succeeded by||Ramli Ngah Talib|
|Born||19 March 1924|
Alor Setar, Kedah
|Died||14 October 2004 (aged 80)|
|Political party||UMNO – BN|
|Spouse(s)||Halimatun Sa'adiah Chik|
Early life and educationEdit
Mohamed Zahir began practising as a lawyer from 1956. After the independence of Malaya, he served on the Kedah State EXCO from 1959 to 1963, and briefly as Menteri Besar in 1963. He was appointed to the Dewan Negara (the upper house) in August 1963, and completed two terms (of three years each) as a Senator.
He was actively involved in the formation of the Malaysia, serving as a diplomat to the United Nations and as the Malayan representative to the Cobbold Commission. In 1975, he was appointed to the Kota Bharu High Court as a judge.
Now a respected figure in Malaysian politics, he was elected Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat following the 1982 general elections, a post he held for 24 years. During his tenure, he also became President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum and the ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Assembly.
Honours of MalaysiaEdit
- Dalam lembut Tun Mohamed tetap tegas MyKMU Net (from Berita Harian) Accessed 7 June 2010.
Syed Nasir Ismail
| Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat
Ramli Ngah Talib