Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

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...

On Dr. Mahathir staying two years more, “no problem,” says Anwar

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stays as prime minister for two more years to meet the challenges brought about the former Barisan Nasional administration and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declares not to have any problem with it. Beside the pressing issues that need to be addressed,...

Top Ten International News Stories of 2018: Our Pick

1. 1MDB scandal A controversy that erupted in Malaysia in 2015, and remains ongoing to this day, with those accused of money laundering and corruption still being brought to justice. Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been accused of siphoning almost S$ 660 million (RM 2.67 billion)...

Dr. Mahathir says that Jho Low will get a fair trial In Malaysia

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, has said that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, popularly known as Jho Low, has nothing to be afraid of should he return to Malaysia to stand trial, if indeed he is guiltless, which Low and...