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Mahathir for Nobel Peace Prize


BOSNIAN groups have nominated Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for helping the country after its bloody civil war, the Star newspaper has reported.

It said that he was nominated by four civil groups in Bosnia spearheaded by former president Ejup Ganic.

Mr Mahathir was described in their nomination paper as the developing world’s “most courageous advocate,” the Star said.

Under Mr Mahathir, Malaysia provided economic, political and humanitarian aid for Bosnia while it reeled from the trauma of conflict and ethnic cleansing in the 1992-95 civil war.

Nominations to the Nobel Institute in Oslo closed on February 1. The winner will be announced in October and it will be awarded on December 10.

Thousands of people are eligible to make nominations. They include members of parliament and government, university professors and previous laureates as well as several international institutes.

Last year, Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank were selected from a list of 191 nominees.

Mr Ganic said Mr Mahathir had influenced the world with his lessons on managing diversity, solving conflicts and harnessing a multiethnic population to build a vibrant economy.

Mr Mahathir, 81, who stepped down in 2003, has seized on the issue of conflict in the Middle East during his retirement.

He launched an unofficial war crimes tribunal last week to focus on victims of abuse in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.

Source: Courier Mail

Monday, February 5, 2007 - Posted by | Issues, News, Politics


  1. Dr Mahathir definitely deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is truly a peace-loving man.

    Comment by NNIK ISHAH NIK MAHMOOD | Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. Mahathir should not just be nominated, HE MUST GET THAT!

    Comment by Sue | Friday, February 9, 2007 | Reply

  3. Today, and especially now, there is no bigger rewards than having international nomination and recoznition for a man of immense vision advocating strengthously for world peace and nucleur disarmament, and constantly speaks outwardly about peaceful truth about Muslim faith around the world. And this man is none other than our ex-Malaysian Prime Minester -Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamed…!!!!
    Even if he does not win this Nobel Peace Prize this time around, I personally think he’s already a winner in the hearts and mind of millions of citizens and nationals around the globe…!!!!
    And with this, I salute you because “YOU ARE ALREADY A NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER IN YOUR OWN RIGHTS..!!!!

    Comment by Steven LWT | Friday, October 12, 2007 | Reply

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