Tag: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

PAP’s natural aristocrats are not going to disappear into the sunset

When Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 78, wrote in Facebook about feeling his age, I could not help thinking to myself: How has Dr Mahathir Mohamad, 93, been managing since he came back last year to be PM of Malaysia for the second...

Malaysia anti-graft top job controversy a litmus test for Anwar in PM succession plans

The controversial appointment of Latheefa Beebi Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is proving to be a litmus test for Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), and a trouble spot for Anwar Ibrahim who is to succeed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad soon. At least,...

Dr M on leaked homosexual video of minister: Show me the sex clips

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad asked reporters to show him a video reportedly showing a Malaysian federal minister having homosexual intercourse. At a press conference earlier today, Dr M said, “I am not aware of this, I just heard so I need to read...

Malaysia PM proposes common Asia trading currency

East Asia should consider a common regional trading currency based on gold to promote commerce, and free the region from relying on dollar transactions, Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday. Mohamad Mahathir said the proposed currency could be used for regional trade, but would not replace...

Mahathir says Malaysia will use Huawei ‘as much as possible’

Malaysia will continue using Huawei products "as much as possible," bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the country's prime minister said Thursday. Mahathir Mohamad, speaking at a conference in Tokyo, acknowledged the security concerns but...

Dr Mahathir confesses to being baffled by his mobile phone, admitting today’s technology is confusing to old people

In the presence of 500 alumni members of the Sultan Abdul Hamid Old Collegians Association (Sahoca), Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted he does not know how to fully utilise his smartphone. The candid disclosure took place on Monday (May 13) during the organisation's breaking of fast...

Johor crown prince: Don’t meddle with Islamic religious affairs, which are state matters

Johor Bahru—In what may be an answer to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s call to uphold the 1957 federal constitution as the highest law of the land, the Crown Prince of Johor on April 25, Thursday, emphasised that Johor is a sovereign state...

While PM Lee hails anti-fake news legislation, Mahathir warns that it could be abused by Governments

PM Lee's Malaysian counterpart, Tun Mahathir, however appeared to disagree with PM Lee that anti-fake news laws could be abused by Governments to further an agenda. 

Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat: What’s at stake?

Putrajaya—"We have much to discuss. Look forward to a fruitful meeting with PM Mahathir tomorrow,” wrote Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post on April 8, Monday, the eve of the ninth Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat. A meeting between PM Lee and Malaysia’s...

Dr Mahathir says working with Anwar more important than allowing Najib to return to power

Putrajaya—In an exclusive interview with The New Straits Times, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad spoke candidly about two other leaders, his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak, and his presumptive successor, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He emphasized that choosing to work with Mr Anwar...