Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia PM says release of murder suspect lawful

Malaysia's prime minister said Tuesday the surprise release of an Indonesian woman who was on trial for assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother followed the "rule of law", after suspicions of meddling amid an intense lobbying effort by Jakarta.

13 March 2019
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Mahathir warns Duterte about foreigner influx

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday warned the Philippines against letting in foreigners who could "disturb" the country's domestic political stability, as President Rodrigo Duterte's Beijing pivot sparks an influx of Chinese workers.

8 March 2019
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Toppled Malaysian leader's 1MDB trial delayed

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's trial over a massive financial scandal that contributed to his government's downfall was postponed Monday, in a blow to slow-moving efforts to bring the disgraced politician to justice.

12 February 2019
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Malaysian PM visits Thailand

Malaysia's new leader Mahathir Mohamad met his Thai counterpart on Wednesday in his first visit to his northern neighbour, pledging his help to bring peace in Thailand's violence-scarred south.

25 October 2018
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Malaysia's Anwar returns to politics

Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection.

14 October 2018
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Mahathir's new car brand to be ASEAN effort

Malaysia’s third push to build a national car brand may see it sourcing parts from its Southeast Asian neighbours, as the region forges stronger ties to weather out the United States (US)-China trade tensions.

10 October 2018
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Malaysia ex-PM hit with 25 new charges

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak was hit with 25 new charges of money laundering and abuse of power linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) mega-scandal Thursday, including allegations hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred to his pe

21 September 2018
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What now for New Malaysia?

100 days have now come and gone and just 21 out of the 61 promises made by Malaysia’s new ruling coalition, the Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) as part of its election pledge has thus far been completed.

29 August 2018
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The road ahead for New Malaysia

As Malaysia continues along an unfamiliar path – having only tasted rule under one party for over six decades – the new Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) government headed by Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamed must be careful to not repeat the mistake

28 August 2018
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Malaysia to shelve projects worth US$22 billion

Malaysia will shelve three China-backed projects worth a total of US$22 billion until the debt-laden Southeast Asian nation can afford to pay for them, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday during a visit to Beijing.

22 August 2018
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