Tag: mahathir

On Malaysia Day, Mahathir is still struggling with Pakatan’s breakup rumours

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for unity in the face of racial division in Malaysia on the occasion of the Malaysia Day, which is the Sept 16th celebration of Sabah and Sarawak joining Malaya to form the Malaysian Federation. Dr Mahathir recited...

Rebels seek peace talks with Anwar in a never-ending feud

Anwar Ibrahim, remains in a never-ending feud that could rock Pakatan's stability in the coming weeks. This despite the party President winning grassroot support, the feud is mainly due to a group of rebellious members. PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin put out a sort of challenge...

Lim Kit Siang wants Malaysians to watch ‘M for Malaysia’ documentary to understand fake news

Malaysia is facing a barrage of fake news and a focus on racial politics but if Malaysians watch the “M for Malaysia” documentary, they will see the powerful antidote to the recent disruptions in the country. This is the message from Democratic Action Party stalwart...

The world should learn from the grim reality behind Malaysia’s ‘soul searching’

After 62 years of independence and 61 years of one-party rule, a new Malaysia is coming out of the shadows with pain, acrimony and a disdain for the political class. Though we cannot compare the Malaysian experience with what happened in countries that brought down their own...

Golf cart ride for Malaysian King with Indonesian President shows strong bilateral relations

Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah riding a golf cart in the Bogor Botanical Gardens with President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo is a sign of a great bilateral relationship between both nations, say officials. The Indonesian President took the Malaysian King and his family on a golf cart...

No need for national airline in every country anymore, says Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the days where there is a national airline for every country is over. His views on the need for a national airline appeared in the Malaysia Airlines inflight magazine, Going Places. But he also said Malaysia could still have one, but it...

Fake news, racial divide among issues raised on Merdeka Day

The Selangor ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah reminded Malaysians not to believe fake and slanderous news on social media. He said these can jeopardise the country's peace and security and every citizen should have a responsibility to avoid any form of conflict and disunity arising from negative elements of...

Ruling coalition politicians hit back at Mahathir on cabinet posts

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday told the country and his political partners not to worry, and that he will resign in time. But this did not stop several political figures, including Anwar Ibrahim the PM-to-be and his wife Deputy PM Dr Wan Azizah...

Mahathir fends-off pressure to appoint an ex-Umno man and Anwar to cabinet posts

The pressure is on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to appoint both Anwar Ibrahim and an-ex Umno man who is seen as clean and intelligent to cabinet posts. Weeks ago, some members of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat or Justice Party suggested that Anwar should be nominated as a minister....

Cabinet reshuffle with ex-Umno minister tipped for a top post

Two Chinese language dailies in Malaysia sparked rumours there is a Cabinet reshuffle on the cards and that an ex-Umno minister will join the Pakatan Harapan ministerial lineup. Rumours have been circulating in Kuala Lumpur since the month of Ramadan that former international trade and industry...