Tag: Dr Mahathir

K Shanmugam takes swipe at Dr Mahathir’s choice of name for new party

Singapore – Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam took a literary approach to Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad's choice of political party name and asked a rhetorical question regarding the meaning behind it. On Wednesday (August 12), Dr Mahathir introduced the...

What’s happening in Mahathir’s Malaysian Debacle?

All sorts of people and especially close friends and acquaintances call up to ask ' What's happening in Malaysia.' The quick and honest answer would be to say one really does not know. There are all kinds of manoeuvres and moves to entrench in positions...

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...