Tag: Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Saifuddin Abdullah: Malaysia to submit proposal for new water prices to Singapore

Putrajaya—Talks concerning the water issue between Singapore and Malaysia are expected to arise again shortly as Malaysia has said it will be proposing an amended price for the sale of raw water to Singapore. Saifuddin Abdullah, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, told the Nikkei Asian Review in...

“No vacancy” for Anwar in my Cabinet for now: PM Mahathir

There are currently no vacancies in the Cabinet, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad said on Thursday (August 29). His statement came in response to queries on when prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will join the Pakatan Harapan coalition government. “We are not having any...

Are local opposition politicians and activists who met with Malaysian MPs doing another PJ Thum?

On Sunday, August 25, People’s Voice Party (PVP) Chief Lim Tean, political exile Tan Wah Piow, PVP member Mohamed Nassir Ismail and activist Leong Sze Hian held a discussion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their discussion, ‘Will the Singapore Opposition make a breakthrough in the...

Malaysia’s Triumvirate of Prime Ministers and a tried, tested and testy successor

Although Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy and the Malaysian King enjoys the highest respect and the deep affection of the people it is the prime minister who wields real power and governs the country. Prime ministers of the country act presidentially and are sometimes...

Essential to Curb The Malaysian PM’s Powers

Fifteen months after that sweet, splendid victory of Pakatan Harapan in GE 14, some Malaysian government leaders seem to have forgotten many things completely including the anxiety, hard work, sweat and sacrifice of the people who put them in power. Had that old government...

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...