DATUK Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad was born on December 20 1925, in Alor Setar, Kedah in Peninsular Malaysia. He was the youngest of nine children in his family. His father, Mohamad Iskandar was the first Malay headmaster of English school in Kedah. As the headmaster, his father must have influenced Mahathir thoughts and in the future he had a strong personality. His family still review that he.