Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

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...

Ho Ching remarks to Senior member of Mahathir’s party: “Chill, man”

Even though a supreme council member of Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad’s party, has said that Singapore will get "pain by a thousand cuts” for its position on the maritime dispute with Malaysia, Ho Ching has replied rather coolly on Facebook. The...

Indonesian newspaper ‘The Jakarta Post’ applauded PM Lee for keeping out of a ‘public spat’ with Mahathir over maritime dispute

Indonesia’s English news site The Jakarta Post has weighed in on the current maritime border dispute between close neighbours Singapore and Malaysia. In an editorial piece published on December 7, The Jakarta Post openly applauded Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for not getting involved in...

Tun Mahathir: No cash, no corruption

FIGHTING corruption is one of the biggest, if not top priority, of Malaysia’s new government and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has boldly admitted that corrupt Malays do not care for race, religion, or country. Defiantly, he says those who take bribes know it...

‘Smart mediator’ Tun Mahathir quickly settles Malaysian Hindu temple riots

QUICK-THINKING intervention by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has amicably ended the stalemate surrounding the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam Temple in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The veteran Malaysian Prime Minister has been praised for pulling the strings at the highest levels to ensure that...

Bidding on Jho Low’s S$344 million yacht ends November 28

Today, November 28, is the last day for bidding on the Equanimity, Malaysian financier turned fugitive Low Taek Jho’s US $250 million (S$ 345 million) yacht, which was seized by the Malaysian government in August. The 91-meter yacht has been used by celebrities such as...

Mahathir, US VP Pence, other leaders at ASEAN take Aung San Suu Kyi to task over Rohingya crisis

Different world leaders are taking both direct and indirect approaches in addressing the Rohingya crisis to Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohammad was the first to criticize Suu Kyi’s government’s handling of the Rohingya Muslims, saying on Tuesday,...

Mahathir’s Petronas Twin Towers or Najib’s Exchange 106 – which skyscraper will rise above?

The dust may have settled on the victory of the newly elected Malaysian government nearly six months after the general election, yet Mahathir and Najib are silently locked in a battle under direct public spotlight. A legacy battle is brewing between these two leaders...