the second son of the
, Mahathir Mohamad
, is also a
business man. However he is the only one who
followed his father into politics, currently
holding the post of Treasurer to the UMNO
Mokhzani Mahathir's main business vehicle
is the listed Tongkah Holdings of which he
is chairman. It has at least 31 subsidiaries
spread across a range of activities. The core
focus however is health-care services,
followed by manufacturing and stockbroking.
Tongkah has a 15-year contract to provide
hospital support services to 19
government-owned hospital in Malaysia, and a
majority stake in Hospital Pantai, a listed
operator of and supplier of services to
private hospitals in Malaysia.
Mokhzani, started work as a petroleum
engineer. Searches made at the Registry of
Companies at the end of 1994, show Mokhzani
had interests in 48 companies.
It has been published that Mokhzani
Mahathir is director of Tongkah Holdings
Berhad one of the three companies awarded
Hospital Support Services privatisation
project by the Malaysian Government.
The Star, June 19, 1998 "Umno Youth and
Wanita General Assemblies"
The New Sunday Times, June 21, 1998,
"Recipients of privatised projects"
The Asian Wall Street Journal, October 16, 1998,
"Mahathir Is No Suharto"