Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

ESM Goh looks forward to becoming an octogenarian

“Need to stay fit and healthy for the next Leap Year. By then, I would be an octogenarian”, wrote Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in a Facebook post on leap year day. Making a reference to his Malaysian counterpart Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the...

New Malaysia PM sworn in amid crisis, Mahathir fights on

by Samuel REEVES A former interior minister was sworn in as Malaysia's premier Sunday, marking the return of a scandal-mired regime to power after the last government's collapse but ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad slammed the move as illegal. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged into turmoil a...

Will Mahathir hand the reins over to Wan Azizah, making her the first female PM in Malaysia?

Kuala Lumpur—Speculation has abounded in Malaysia of late, specifically concerning who will succeed current Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad, who said earlier this week that he would step down as head of state this year just as he has pledged, but only after...

Dr Mahathir’s Malaysia tops democracy index in the Asean region

Malaysia has taken top spot in the Asean region on the 2019 Global Democracy Index of the Economist Intelligence Unit. Malaysia shares 43rd spot with Trinidad and Tobago with a score of 7.16 against the best score of 9.87 achieved by Norway in the global...

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...