Tag: Dr Mahathir

Bilahari Kausikan calls Malaysia’s leadership crisis a waste of time, believes it’s bad news for Singapore

Singapore—Retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan has weighed in on the current leadership upheaval in Malaysia, saying it has come “full circle” and calls it a “waste of time.” However, he warns that it could mean bad news for Singapore, as he expects that old bilateral issues...

Mahathir on AirAsia probe: if money is for a certain purpose, it’s an offset, not a bribe

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad aired his opinions on the AirAsia probe and said that payments received for a high-value transaction could not be perceived as a bribe. Dr Mahathir, replying to questions by reporters on February 6, Thursday, said that the...

Dr Mahathir: Malaysia set for KL-Singapore HSR, but is considering slower train speeds to lower cost

Putrajaya—Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad has said that his country is in agreement concerning the construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR). However, he mentioned that the speed of the train could be made slower in order to decrease the overall...

What was Tanjong Piai, a black eye or a Pie in the sky

Tanjong Piai, an ethnically mixed semi rural parliamentary constituency in Southern Johor has delivered a bloody black eye to the high leadership of Pakatan Harapan (PH), Malaysia’s ruling political coalition. The teflon has come off from the Pakatan’s leadership, especially from its supreme leader,...

A Malaysian Prime Minister Cannot Go Wrong, No way

The recent decision on November 11th by a High Court judge, Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali that our former prime minister, Dato Sri Najib Tun Abdul Razak has to answer charges in respect of the SRC case is, as the former PM’s leading counsel...

Mahathir feels Malaysians identify him with his first term as PM which they miss

In an interview with the Turkish TV channel TRT, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he feels Malaysians identify him with his first term as PM, a time which they miss. He says after he resigned as PM in 2003, Malaysians had high hopes...

Malaysian minister postpones meeting with Aussie counterpart on radioactive waste

Reuters today said the Malaysian energy and environment minister Yeo Bee Yin has delayed a visit to Australia to discuss rare earth miner Lynas Corp's storage of radioactive waste in Pahang. The trip, initially scheduled for this week, has been postponed "pending further developments", a ministry...

Dr Mahathir says no to gay marriages in Malaysia

Cambridge – Dr Mahathir Mohamad, while speaking at the Cambridge Union on June 16 (Sunday), reiterated his stance on marriage and noted that Malaysia would not recognise same-sex marriage. The Malaysian prime minister touched on gay marriage during his speech at the debating society of...

“We should not be throwing rose petals on the road to dictatorship”— on “M for Malaysia”, a film on the 2018 Pakatan Harapan victory

The unexpected win of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition over the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 2018 general election in Malaysia last year, has inspired Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s granddaughter, Ineza Roussille and filmmaker Dian Lee to tell the story in a...

Dr M calls TMJ ‘stupid’ and a ‘little boy’ as tension rises between the Johor royal family and the M’sian PM

Putrajaya—The tension between Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad and the royal family of Johor seems to have escalated with Dr Mahathir labeling the Crown Prince 'stupid' and a 'little boy.’ However, The New Straits Times reports that Dr Mahathir had denied that there...