Musa Hitam

Malaysian Politician
Born Apr 18, 1934

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 chairman of Sime Darby Berhad.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Musa Hitam.


1934 Birth He was born in Johor Bahru, Johor in 1934. … Read More


1959 25 Years Old Tun Musa was born to a Malay father of Javanese descent and a mother of Chinese descent, who was adopted by and grew up in a Malay household at the age of five. Tun Musa was married to Datin Ines Maria Reyna, a Peruvian of Spanish descent, whom he first met at Lima, Peru in 1959 as an international student. … Read More


1971 37 Years Old In 1971, he was readmitted to UMNO under the Tunku's successor, Tun Abdul Razak. … Read More


1978 44 Years Old He was elected as a UMNO Vice-President in 1978. … Read More
1981 47 Years Old Before becoming Malaysia's fifth Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs in 1981-1986, Tun Musa held a number of key government posts, including


1987 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Musa was replaced by Tun Ghafar Baba as Deputy Prime Minister in 1987. In 1987, Tengku Razaleigh challenged Mahathir for the presidency of UMNO. … Read More
1989 55 Years Old Tengku Razaleigh at the same time went on his own path and found a new political party called Semangat 46 in 1989. … Read More
1990 56 Years Old Between 1990 and 1991, he was Malaysia's Special Envoy to the United Nations, and since 1995 he has been the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).
1993 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Tan Sri Musa also led the Malaysian delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights from 1993 to 1998 and was elected Chairman of the 52nd Session of the Commission in 1995.


2006 72 Years Old On 3 June 2006, he was conferred with the Seri Setia Mahkota (SSM), which carries the title of Tun by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong ke-12 Malaysia.
2007 73 Years Old In 2007, Musa became the chairman of Synergy Drive Berhad, the entity which arose out of the newly formed merger between Sime Darby, Guthrie, and Golden hope Plantations. … Read More
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