Marina Mahathir
Daughter of Malaysian Prime Minister
Marina Mahathir
Marina binti Mahathir is the daughter and eldest child of the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Mahathir Mohammad. She 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 a bi-weekly column in The Star. Marina has called for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation. Marina has 3 children and is married to an Indonesian professional photographer, Tara Sosrowardoyo.
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Contraception Day campaign goes limp on many Malaysians - Malaysia Star
Google News - over 5 years
PUTRAJAYA: AIDS activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir's tweet “Tomorrow is World Contraception Day. Get those condoms on!” sparked a frenzy of responses about their preferred method. Despite the enthusiastic response, only a few are aware
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Nazir, is your big brother listening? - Malaysia Kini
Google News - over 5 years
We have no difficulty acknowledging Marina Mahathir's statements on various issues as being made with conviction and belief. We do not say that her statements lack credibility because of her father. Nazir has consistently advocated reform and open
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Iranian Exiles Flock East, to Multiethnic Malaysia - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
Moved by her seven years there, Motlaq published a photo book, A Given Path, about the rituals of Malaysia's three main ethnic communities — Chinese, Indian, Malay — with Marina Mahathir, daughter of Malaysia's former Prime Minister,
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SMS from readers - Malaysia Star
Google News - over 5 years
Bravo Marina Mahathir, I truly salute all ur articles. – Jccwan Marina's 'We r always an exception' hit d nerve. Tq again 4 daring 2 voice out. VM'sians r well behaved, x rioters. – jk Sometimes a little Musing will calm your mind
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We are always an 'exception' - Malaysia Star
Google News - over 5 years
By Marina Mahathir Malaysian policies often state that we are different and therefore cannot be compared with others. Yet those who join peaceful marches are likened to British rioters. Suddenly we are the same? ARE we getting progressively
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Did Marina Mahathir also get RM50 from Bersih? - Malaysia Kini
Google News - over 5 years
We are sick, sick, sick, of seeing and hearing from Umno politicians like yourself. Please take back your statement and apologise before all the rally participants sue you. For a start, go ask Marina Mahathir if she received RM50
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CJ, who protects the minority if not the court? - Malaysia Kini
Google News - over 5 years
Marina Mahathir is right in saying that we wanted to project an image of a first world country but we were not capable of first world conduct, for example, in the way the Bersih rally was handled. Kit P: The CJ, in referring to the majority taking
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Let's fight to keep Malaysia moderate - Malaysia Star
Google News - over 5 years
A day after the operation, AIDS activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir tweeted that she has given talks about HIV/AIDS in churches and members have had no problem listening to her. There seems to be this suspicion, whether imagined or otherwise,
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大选提早或延后, 纳吉铁定被逼宫? - 独立新闻在线
Google News - over 5 years
更甚的是,纳吉政府处理净选盟2.0大集会的方式已经令许多人义愤填膺,从被认作文化象征的国家文学家,到在宗教上具有影响力的前州宗教司;从骑墙派,到巫统领袖的后裔玛丽娜马哈迪(Marina Mahathir)。 照一般估计,纳吉
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Behind the Tony Yew-Chan Lilian spat - Malaysia Kini
Google News - over 5 years
Actually, the level of sycophancy I've noticed accorded Marina Mahathir for her Bersih walk makes me wonder that a tongue infection epidemic had not broken out. Second, the knee-jerk assertion that Tony is trying to get a ministerial post,
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Ninth Church Vandalized in Malaysia as Tensions Rise
NYTimes - about 7 years
A ninth church was vandalized Monday in Malaysia in a series of arson attacks that have raised religious tensions surrounding a dispute over the use of the word ''Allah'' by Christians in this mostly Muslim nation. ''Allah'' is the common term for God in Malay-language Bibles, but the government and many Muslim groups insist that the word should be
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Churches Attacked Amid Furor In Malaysia
NYTimes - about 7 years
An uproar among Muslims in Malaysia over the use of the word Allah by Christians spread over the weekend with the firebombing and vandalizing of several churches, increasing tensions at a time of political turbulence. Arsonists struck three churches and a convent school early Sunday, and black paint was splashed on another church. This followed the
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Within Islam's Embrace, a Voice for Malaysia's Women
NYTimes - about 11 years
Sometimes it seems that Zainah Anwar -- articulate, a little brassy, a presence wherever she goes -- single-handedly keeps the flame for women's rights alive in Malaysia, a country that portrays itself as the model of a progressive Muslim society. With the acid touch that has made her an accomplished campaigner, Ms. Zainah calls the officials in
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Malaysians Are Stunned by Reports Detailing Abuse of Servants
NYTimes - about 17 years
One young woman said she was kept in a cage by her employer. One was beaten with a heavy object that fractured her skull. One said she was poked with a stick in the gums and forced to beat herself on the thighs with a cane whenever she ''made a mistake.'' Almost every day now in Malaysia, people are reading newspaper accounts of foreign domestic
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DEADLY TURNING POINT: A special report.;AIDS Epidemic, Late to Arrive, Now Explodes in Populous Asia
NYTimes - about 21 years
A ribbon of acrid yellow smoke rose from the crematory as a Buddhist monk approached, clutching his saffron robe in a bony, withered hand. His skin was mottled, his body wasting away from the disease that would soon take his life, just as it had killed two others whose bodies had been committed to the fire only hours before. "I know that my body
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marina Mahathir
    FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 52
    In 2010, she was awarded UN Person of The Year for her volunteer work in combatting HIV/AIDS. On 7 June 1998 Marina married Tara Sosrowardoyo, a renown Indonesian photographer.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters and a son.
  • 2009
    Age 51
    She had appeared in Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's Documentary released in late 2009 with the rest of the members of the Mahathir Family.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 48
    She is an active campaigner for women's rights. In 2006 she has described the status of Muslim women in Malaysia as similar to that of the Black South Africans under apartheid.
    More Details Hide Details Marina has called for an end to discrimination based on sexual orientations in 1998 and 1999.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    The latter is a selection of her articles published in her column between 2003 and 2012.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born in 1957.
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