Dato' Paduka Mukhriz bin Tun Dr. Mahathir (born November 1964) is a Malaysian politician and the third son and fifth child of former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah. He is currently the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of the State of Kedah. He was previously a federal government deputy minister and has held various posts in several business firms, which include Opcom Holdings, Kosmo Tech as well as the Malaysian Franchise Association. He is also the executive director of Perdana Peace Global Organisation.
Mukhriz was noted for his continuous efforts in speaking for his father in the events of the rift between the then Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his father. In 2006, Mukhriz won the election of UMNO's Kubang Pasu division, coming in fifth. Mukhriz defended his father, who had lost in the same election he took part, by saying that there is a plan to topple him. Mukhriz drew flak from sections of UMNO after he commented on Prime Minister Abdullah's speech that he was a "little bit" disappointed and that it offered nothing new. He later apologised for his remarks.
Mukhriz is married to Datin Paduka Norzieta Zakaria, and has four children. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Malaysian cancer vaccine company, Bioven.