Tag: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Keeping fit, going hi-tech: Malaysia’s Mahathir, 94, in lockdown

by Patrick Lee Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, who is 94 and was the world's oldest leader until he quit earlier this year, has passed the country's virus lockdown by keeping fit on a treadmill and exercise bike. He's also been getting to grips with video platforms like...

Siti Nurhaliza interviews Dr M and his wife on MCO and Ramadan favourites

Malaysian songstress Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza spoke to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali in an Instagram Live session yesterday as part of her Bicara Santai #Duduk Rumah podcast. Her podcasts keep followers entertained during...

ESM Goh on age: “The building and I have grown old. But we are still useful, and will serve a larger purpose”

Reminiscing about an old building in Marine Parade he used to visit as a child, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong once again broached the topic of age. In a Facebook post yesterday (Mar 4), he shared a photo and wrote: “I stood at...

Malaysian police quiz Mahathir’s daughter over protest

Malaysian police questioned ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad's daughter and 18 other activists Wednesday over several small, peaceful protests triggered by the elderly leader losing power and a corruption-tainted party's return. The reformist "Pact of Hope" alliance, which took power in a historic victory two years ago,...

Malaysia: With Mahathir still pulling the strings, will Muhyiddin Yassin last till March 9?

A week can be an eternity in Malaysian politics. The events which took place since Feb 23 proved that. Right up to that day, Pakatan Harapan was in power, Dr Mahathir Mohamad was Prime Minister and Anwar Ibrahim was the PM-in-waiting. Yesterday (Feb 29),...

Malaysia’s Mahathir out as PM as rival takes power

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad lost a power struggle Saturday with a little-known ex-interior minister named as the country's new prime minister in a surprise twist that returns a scandal-plagued party to power. Muhyiddin Yassin will be sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Sunday,...

Malaysia’s Mahathir, Anwar ally again amid crisis

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad put his name forward Saturday to return as premier with the backing of rival Anwar Ibrahim, as the old foes put their differences aside to keep a scandal-mired party from power. It was the latest twist in a drama that began when...

Angry Malaysian lashes out at Singapore on social media over criticism against Mahathir

SINGAPORE — An angry Malaysian lashed out on Facebook at the Singaporean government for its supposed criticism against Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned as Malaysian Prime Minister on Monday (Feb 24). He was appointed interim PM by Malaysian King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah shortly...

Malaysia’s Anwar says group of MPs back him to become PM

Veteran Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday a group of lawmakers had backed him to become the country's next prime minister days after Mahathir Mohamad's shock resignation. But his comments came moments after Mahathir, at 94 the world's oldest leader, said that he wanted to...

Dr Mahathir Demits Office in Disgust?

This last week of February 2020 was perhaps Malaysia’s most ominous, off-putting and obnoxious week of the past decade. According to the original plan envisaged by the seemingly everlasting Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad the country would have begun enjoying by this week...