The Makam Pahlawan (Malay for Heroes' Mausoleum) is the burial ground of several Malaysian leaders and politicians. It is located near the Malaysian national mosque, Masjid Negara in the national capital, Kuala Lumpur. Construction of the mausoleum began in 1963 under its project of the construction of Masjid Negara and was completed in 1965.
|Leadership||Malaysian National Leaders|
|Architect(s)||Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim|
|Capacity||7 (Inside dome)|
The cemetery has an interior and an exterior. Part is covered with a concrete dome in the form of a starburst, each side of which almost touches the ground, and separated by a pond from the outside. In the centre is designed with a decorative symbol of the country, the Emblem of Malaysia (Jata Negara) and carving out new flowers marble from the island of Langkawi. The centre of the domed roof is adorned with gold coloured roses.
The Makam Pahlawan area and the Masjid Negara was gazetted in the National Heritage Act 2005 (Act 645), as a National Heritage site by the Heritage Department on 6 July 2007. The plaque installation ceremony was held on 30 April 2009.
Inside the dome
- Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman – second Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1970-1973) (died 1973)
- Tun Abdul Razak Hussein – second Prime Minister of Malaysia (Father of Development) (1970-1976) (died 1976)
- Tun Hussein Onn – third Prime Minister of Malaysia (Father of Unity) (1976-1981) (died 1990)
- Tun Ghafar Baba – fifth Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (1986-1993) (died 2006)
Outside the dome
- Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar – UMNO Secretary-General and Minister of Rural Development (died 1977)
- Tun Syed Nasir Ismail – Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat (died 1982)
- Tun Sardon Jubir – Minister of Works and Communications and Penang Yang di-Pertua Negeri (died 1985)
- Tan Sri Mohamad Noah Omar – Minister of Home Affairs and Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat (died 1991)
- Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Yusuf – Minister of Law and the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Solicitor-General (died 1992)
- Tan Sri Mohd Khir Johari – Minister of Education (died 2006)
- Tun Dr Fatimah Hashim – First woman minister and Welfare Minister (died 2010)
- Tun Ghazali Shafie – Home Minister (died 2010)
- Tun Omar Ong Yoke Lin – President of the Dewan Negara (died 2010)
- General (Rtd) Tun Ibrahim Ismail – Malaysian Armed Forces Chief of Staff (1970-1977) (died 2010)
- Toh Puan Norashikin Mohd Seth – widow of Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, a second Deputy Prime Minister (1970–1973) (died 2010)
- Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah – Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, president of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) (died 2012)
- Tun Suhaila Mohamad Noah – widow of Tun Hussein Onn, the third Prime Minister (1976-1981) (died 2014)
- Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Jamaluddin Jarjis – Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysian Ambassador to the United States and also Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia Berhad (PR1MA) chairman (died 2015)
- Tun Abdul Razak, the 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (died on 1976) became the first Prime Minister to be buried there.
- Ismail Abdul Rahman, a Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (died on 1973) became the first national leader and the first Deputy Prime Minister to be buried there. On 2010 his widow, Toh Puan Norashikin Mohd Seth (died 2010) was buried outside the mausoleum dome.
- Tan Sri Syed Jaafar Albar, a UMNO Secretary-General and Minister of Rural Development (died 1977) become the first national leader buried outside the mausoleum dome.
- Tun Dr Fatimah Hashim, the first woman minister and Welfare Minister (died 2010) become the first woman leader buried there.
- General Tun Ibrahim Ismail, the Chief of the Malaysian Armed Forces (1970-1977) (died 2010) become the first military person buried there.
- Makam Pahlawan (Malay)