Director’s Message



The Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Institute of Thoughts or best known as IPDM is established to champion and propagate the forefront thoughts of the Right Honourable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to the world.

The institute aspires to play a fundamental role in shaping policy agendas and push for innovative change and build networks and communities particularly in the Kedah state and Malaysia in general. It is through these mediums that IPDM aims to nurture and spread ideas and catalyse actions with the hope of spurring the socio-economic development and sustainability of the people.

Thus, to better represent the ideals stated, the motto “BOLD” which stands for “Building Opportunities Living Dreams” is adopted. It expresses the institute’s aspiration and commitment to serve the local as well as the international communities in fulfilling the fundamental needs of achieving a better and more sustainable peace and prosperity.

There are several initiatives to empower IPDM towards achieving the Higher Institution Center of Excellence (HICoE) targets, namely by becoming a leading referral point in the country and Asean, cultivating and improving the quality of research and development (R&D) and undertake high impact research collaborations and seminars through strategic partnerships with organizations and industries, locally and abroad.