Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

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...

Anwar Ibrahim defends daughter Nurul Izzah, says her criticism is aimed at PH as a whole, not just Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur — Fresh from the ruckus that Nurul Izzah stirred when she made critical remarks about Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to a Singaporean news outlet recently, her father, fellow MP and Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim, defended her by saying her disappointment was...

Mahathir: Not just about respecting sanctity of agreements

The dispute over the 1962 Singapore-Johor Water Agreement is neither just about who is richer or poorer nor just about respecting the sanctity of agreements. It is simply about Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the abysmal intelligence fed to Istana before he returned to power last...

Is Malaysia doing a political zig-zag that is similar to Indonesia?

Twenty years ago, Southeast Asia's largest country was grappling with corruption, nepotism, and cronyism. A recession had landed on the Indonesian economy and the people revolted against its leader. Turn the clock to 2018 and a similar pattern is taking place in another Southeast Asian...