Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

Dr Mahathir, tragic Greek hero with a flawed character

As we head into the final stretch of 2019, the Malaysian news maker that has stolen the the headlines and the limelight for all the wrong reasons is Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. A friend commented as I wrote this article, that Aristotle...

Two statutory declarations give Mahathir the trump card in New Malaysia

The shocking revelation, contained in a statutory declaration by Death Row inmate Azilah Hadri, that former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ordered the killing of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu has sent both citizens and politicians reeling. However, another statutory declaration released last week by a...

Demise of PKR, PH and the possibility of Anwar Ibrahim becoming PM, fast approaching

Any decent and reasonable Pakatan Harapan supporter would have been utterly embarrassed by the shenanigans of PKR party apparatchiks at last week’s congress. A fracas broke out at the party’s youth convention that spilt on to the streets outside the hotel in Malacca where the...

Who next after Dr Mahathir?

By: Cogito Ergo Sum That Malaysia is at a crossroads is a no brainer. But the big question is who will lead this once prosperous, full of potential and promise nation out of a self-made quagmire after six decades of excess, corruption and debauchery at...

Malaysia: End gutter politics, and serve the people

COMMENT BY: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR M.KRISHNAMOORTHY Kuala Lumpur - May 9, 2018 was a significant date in Malaysian history. Malaysia made history when the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan ousted the 61 year long rule of a corrupt Barisan Nasional Government. A year ago my forecast was, “After May...

Anwar’s endgame plan backfires

By: Cogito Ergo Sum Anwar Ibrahim, the man who would be Prime Minister, is a great orator and charismatic speaker. A fact no one will deny. He has that uncanny ability to shock and awe his audience with his arsenal of anecdotes and mesmerises his rural...

PM Lee wishes Dr Mahathir happy birthday

In the spirit of solidarity, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed well wishes to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on his birthday. PM Mahathir turns 94 today, July 10. In the Facebook post, PM Lee gave his best wishes to the Malaysian leader. PM Lee...

“The Power of the People is more Powerful than People in Power”— Malaysians look back at May 9, 2018

#MalaysiaBaharu was trending on Twitter on Thursday, May 9, 2019, one year to the day of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition’s surprise win over Barisan Nasional, a ruling coalition that dominated Malaysian politics for six decades. This gave rise to the idea of Malaysia’s rebirth...

Malaysia revives massive China-backed project

Malaysia will revive a $34 billion Chinese-backed transport and property development that was abandoned in 2017, the prime minister said Friday, adding the project would contribute to Beijing’s global infrastructure drive. The announcement came after the countries agreed this month to resume work on a...

Jho Low can come here and I’ll go to court to defend my decision, said Dr M on Equanimity yacht sale

Petaling Jaya—The fugitive financier at the heart of the 1MDB scandal and the Prime Minister of Malaysia engaged in a duel of words over the sale of a luxury yacht this week. Low Taek Jho, more commonly known as Jho Low, accused the Government of...