Chedet ��� Kuan Yew and I
All the while I have been respecting and admiring Dr.Mahathir since my childhood, things have been changed until my university times where I started getting interest on politics. Because of the hard life in Malaysia nowadays,��.
With Lee Kuan Yews death, MAHATHIR Mohamad is the last of Southeast Asias.
Both Lee and Mahathir were English-educated leaders, who successfully delivered economic prosperity - to varying degrees - and gave international prominence to their countries. But friends they were not, and the two rarely saw eye to eye. In fact, one.
World News Briefs; Malaysian Dissidents March to Mosque
More than 3,000 protesters led by youths and students headed to a mosque today after demonstrating in downtown Kuala Lumpur to denounce Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamads 17-year rule. Riot police officers in four trucks watched as the demonstrators walked past the Freedom Square for Sunset Prayers at the nearby national mosque.. More than 3,000 protesters led by youths and students head to mosque after demonstrating in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to denounce Prime Min Mahathir Mohamads 17-year rule; no incidents reported during three-hour demonstration (S)
Shall I compare Lee to a MAHATHIR?
There is a remarkable honesty in former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohameds account of his relationship with his former counterpart from across the causeway, the late Lee Kuan Yew. ���I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan Yew. But still I feel sad at.
Malaysian Leader Wont Lift Shutdown of a Popular Daily
LEAD: The Government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has rejected an appeal by The Star against the shutdown of the popular English-language daily on Oct. 28.
World Briefing | Asia: Malaysia: MAHATHIRs Foreign Targets
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad opened the annual meeting of his party, the United Malays National Organization, with an aggressive two-hour speech that criticized the largest opposition party, the foreign press, foreign traders and major lending institutions. Several times he referred to those who do not support him as idiots. Seth Mydans (NYT). Malaysian Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad opens annual meeting of his political party with aggressive speech that refers to opponents as idiots (S)
Hong Kongs Window on China, MAHATHIR, and Democratic.
On this count, we see how China has returned Mahathirs good will. As President Xi Jinpeng journeyed to the APEC meeting in 2013, he stopped over in Kuala Lumpur to engage Najib Razak, currently Malaysias prime��.
MAHATHIR and Zahid pay last respects to Anwars father
mahathir_anwar-father_600 PETALING JAYA: Anwar Ibrahims political nemesis, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was among prominent Malaysians who paid their last respects to Anwars father, Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, who died yesterday .
Shall I Compare Lee To A Mahathir? | Suara TV
There is a remarkable honesty in former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohameds account of his relationship with his former counterpart from across the causeway, the late Lee Kuan Yew. ���I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan��.
MAHATHIR hits Malaysian PM over scandals - Rappler
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ��� Influential former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday, April 2, launched a stinging attack on beleaguered Prime Minister Najib Razak, demanding explanations in two highly��.
Malaysias Leader Rattles Meeting of Financial Elite
The worlds financial commanders have had no greater nemesis in recent years than Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, who has banned the trading of his countrys currency, denounced American economic imperialism and jailed his Finance Minister for daring to challenge his economic prescriptions and his iron-handed rule. So it came as something of a jolt for the worlds most dedicated capitalists, gathering for an annual retreat of financial elite in this Swiss resort, to discover Mr. Mahathir in their midst.. Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, nemesis of worlds financial leaders in recent years, rattles participants at annual retreat of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; is been by turns charming and combative; his favorite notion--of controlling capitalisms excesses--has been subtext of half of seminars being held at Davos (M)
MALAYSIAN DEBT WARNING
The rating agency Standard & Poors lowered its outlook for Malaysias long-term foreign currency debts, citing a growing budget deficit, declining foreign reserves and an uncertain political and economic future. The announcement intensified an already gloomy mood in Malaysias stock market, where the benchmark index has fallen more than 8 percent this week. With other Asian currencies sliding in value, analysts fear that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamads insistence on pegging the Malaysian ringgit at 3.8 to the dollar will undermine exports. Wayne Arnold (NYT). Standard & Poors lowers its outlook for Malaysias long-term foreign currency debts, citing growing budget deficit, declining foreign reserves and uncertain political and economic future; announcement intensifies already gloomy mood in Malaysias stock market; analysts fear Prime Min Mahathir Mohamads insistence on pegging Malaysian ringgit at 3.8 to dollar will undermine exports (S)
Imprisoned Anwar allowed to attend fathers funeral.
Anwar Ibrahim was allowed to pay his respects to his late father Datuk Ibrahim Abd Rahman at the latters home in Kajang. Anwar arrived in a prison car, a black Toyota Fortuner, just after Mahathir had left the house.
Frenemy and former Malaysian premier MAHATHIR Mohamad.
This post, Kuan Yew and I, is taken from the personal blog of Mahathir Mohamad: No matter how friendly or unfriendly we are, the passing away of a man you know well saddens you. I cannot say I was a close friend of Kuan��.
With Lees passing, Mahathir is the last of South East Asias.
With Lees death at age 91, Mahathir remains the last of a generation of old guards in Southeast Asia, which boomed economically under their authoritarian leadership and came to be known as the ���tiger economies.
Malaysias Mahathir Asks Who Ordered Mongolian Beautys.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has opened questions on who was behind the Oct. 18, 2006 murder of the Mongolian translator and party girl Altantuya Shaariibuu by two bodyguards of then-Defense��.
Malaysian Incumbents Retain Wide Margin
The coalition Government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad retained a commanding majority in the national Parliament in voting that ended Sunday. It easily fended off a challenge from Islamic fundamentalists.
Mahathir: JJ was an activist
mahathir_Jamaluddin-Jarjis_600 KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad described the late Jamaluddin Jarjis as an ���activist���, with whom he had shared a close working relationship. A visibly-shaken and teary Dr Mahathir was among .
Why, then, did Pak Lah and MAHATHIR make Najib PM.
Today, Lim Kit Siang and Tun Dr Mahathir gave two mind-boggling statements about Altantuya. LKS argued, ���Two former Prime Ministers, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah should be sent on a national mission to Australia to��.
Malaysian Crackdown Shatters a Bright Image
LEAD: Among the free-enterprise nations of Southeast Asia Malaysia always seemed poised for long-term success, diplomats and business leaders say.
Kuan Yew and I ��� by MAHATHIR Mohamad | The Online Citizen
By Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian Prime Minister, writes on his blog about the death of Singapores Lee Kuan Yew. 1. No matter how friendly or unfriendly we are, the passing away of a man you know well saddens you��.
Malaysia, in Crisis, Will Delay Projects
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today that Malaysia would have to delay several big projects, including the 13.6 billion ringgit ($4.55 billion) Bakun hydro-electric project, because of its currency problems, the official news agency Bernama reported here. Dr. Mahathir indicated that other projects might also be delayed: a northern regional airport in Kedah, the Linear City in Kuala Lumpur, and a road linking three highlands in the central range of the peninsula.. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will have to delay several big projects because of its currency problems (S)
More and More Malaysians Question Economic Policies
With all due respect to Frank Sinatra, investors here have had just about enough of My Way. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad adopted Sinatras swan song as the anthem for his election campaign last month to remind voters how he had steered Malaysia through Asias financial crisis while spurning foreign succor and remonstration. The public responded on Monday by giving his ruling National Front a majority and a five-year reprise to his 18-year tenure as prime minister.. Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia has won five-year reprise to his 18-year tenure by reminding voters how he steered country through financial crisis while spurning foreign aid or support; but his policies and antiforeign talk appear to have alienated foreign investment-fund managers whom Malaysia needs to finance its shift from high-technology manufacturing base to service economy (M)
World Briefing | Asia/Pacific: Malaysia: Buyer Beware
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad put some of his personal belongings on sale on the Internet, including two desktop computers, a laptop computer, a printer and 10 autographed copies of a book he wrote about the Asian financial crisis. The auction site, Lelong.com.my, carried a cautionary note that the electronic items were not operational, only for display. A spokesman for the site said, The bidding has not really caught on yet. Seth Mydans (NYT). Malaysian Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad puts some personal belongings, including computers, up for sale on Internet (S)
Mahathirs Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight | The.
But this time the abuse leveled at Najib was palpable as Mahathir spoke about taboo subjects like the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaaribuu while wondering out loud who gave the order to kill her. On matters of��.
WINNERS MARGIN IS KEY IN MALAYSIA
Malaysians will vote in national and state elections this weekend that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been been portraying as a choice between stability and chaos. In speech after speech around this peaceful and largely prosperous Southeast Asian nation, including here in his home state of Kedah, Dr. Mahathir has sounded a simple if startling election theme: If voters fail to return his National Front coalition to power with a two-thirds majority there will be racial violence and economic disaster. His opponents, rejecting such contentions and saying that the only danger to Malaysia is the unbridled power of the coalition, have responded in kind. Enough Is Enough: Deny the Front a Two-Thirds Majority is the slogan of the opposition Democratic Action Party. Here in the Kedah state capital of Alor Star, the opposition partys storefront election center was doing a brisk business handing out the slogan on posters in the four written languages of Malaysia: Malay, Mandarin, English and Tamil.
Two former Prime Ministers, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah.
Now Mahathir has joined the growing national and international chorus demanding that the whole truth about the cold-blooded Altantunya murder in 2006 should be uncovered, with Sirul revealing in an exclusive interview��.
Sirul probably under orders to kill Altantuya: MAHATHIR.
(Malay Mail Online) ��� Malaysia should not execute former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar if he murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu under orders from his superiors, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Why does IGP get to decide whats seditious? Marina Mahathir asks after TMI 5.
Marina called the sweep on the editors of news portal The Malaysian Insider (TMI) and its owner a sad day for media freedom. ��� Picture by K.E. OoiKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 ��� Prominent social activist Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir questioned today .
MAHATHIR questions UMNOs show of solidarity
In an unmistakable dig at UMNOs current crop of grassroots leaders, Dr Mahathir Mohamed said yesterday that there appeared to be more unity in UMNO now than when he himself helmed the party. He was commenting on the meeting of UMNO division .
Malaysias MAHATHIR Mohamad Calls on Prime Minister Najib Razak to Resign
Six years ago, Malaysias former leader, Mahathir Mohamad, played a pivotal role in bringing down a prime minister. Now he is attempting to do it again, demanding Saturday that Prime Minister Najib Razak resign as the political fallout surrounding a.
A New World Order: A Threat to Sovereign States | Global.
Founded by Malaysias former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Foundation encourages dialogues between different nations, people and organisations to foster and energise global peace. Its sister foundation, the��.
MAHATHIR: Doctors should give out medicines and not pharmacists
SERDANG: Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is of the opinion that doctors should prescribe and dispense medicines instead of patients having to go to pharmacies to get their prescription drugs. He said the doctors should continue with what .
Is Mahathir the new opposition leader?
salleh_anwar_drm_300 KOTA KINABALU: Sabah speaker Salleh Said Keruak, teasing the opposition coalition about its plans to form a new federal government, has asked whether former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad was now the de facto opposition .
Outlook for Malaysia
Malaysias gross domestic product is expected to grow 5.5 or 6 percent this year, compared with a rise of 4.8 percent last year, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today in a speech.
Southeast Asians Like Idea of Using Local Currencies for Trade
Southeast Asian leaders, hoping to reduce their reliance on the American dollar and shore up their troubled economies, are rallying behind a proposal to trade goods in local currencies instead of dollars. The proposal, dismissed as quixotic by some currency experts, gathered support this weekend after a capital-hopping tour by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, its leading proponent.. Southeast Asian leaders are rallying behind proposal to trade goods in local currencies instead of dollars in move to reduce reliance on American dollar and shore up troubled economies; proposal by Malaysian Prime Min Mahathir Mohammad, has been dismissed as quixotic by some currency experts (M)
Malaysian Shares Plunge Again, by 11%
Malaysian share prices plunged 11 percent in heavy selling today as the currency, the ringgit, sank again amid fears about the health of Malaysian companies and other economic uncertainties. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that a national economic action council would be established next month in a bid to restore confidence in the economy.. Malaysian share prices plunge 11 percent in heavy selling as currency, the ringgit, sinks again amid fears about health of Malaysian companies and other economic uncertainties; Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announces that national economic action council will be established next month in bid to restore confidence in the economy; Government takes over $5 billion Bakun hydroelectric dam project from Ekran Bhd (S)
MALAYSIA TIGHTENS SECRECY ON OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
The Malaysian Government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has made jail sentences mandatory for anyone convicted of unauthorized possession of a wide range of Government documents. The action was taken last week in amendments to the 1972 Official Secrets Act covering Cabinet records, state executive committee papers and all documents relating to national security, defense or international relations. The move had been opposed by the countrys already-circumscribed press and by lawyers organizations and public interest groups. Reporters in Malaysia have been wearing buttons that proclaim, Dont jail journalists!
MH370: Interim statement unacceptable, says Dr MAHATHIR
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad finds the MH370 interim statement unacceptable and fears that ���technology games��� are behind the disappearance of the plane. I find it strange that an aircraft weighing up to 230 tonnes can vanish. In this age of .
With Lees passing, MAHATHIR is last of SE Asias old guards
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) ��� Two of Asias best-known strongmen, Singapores Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysias Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common ��� a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their .
Asians Suffer Further Damage On Malaysians New Remarks
Southeast Asian currencies again fell to record lows against the dollar yesterday, and analysts said further declines were likely because of continued concerns about the regions faltering economic growth. Contributing to yesterdays decline was a speech on Tuesday by Malaysias Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad. Reiterating comments he had made last month, Dr. Mahathir called for more regulations on currency trading.. Southeast Asian currencies again fall to record lows against US dollar, and analysts say further declines are likely because of continued concerns about regions faltering economic growth; Malaysias Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad calls for more regulations on currency trading (M)
Mahathir blasting off | Malaysia Today
Lim Sue Goan, Malay Mail Online. Former PM Tun Dr Mahathir has been harsh on PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak on the latters sixth anniversary in office. Najib is no Abdullah, and will therefore not likely to keep quiet, but the��.
Mahathir saddened by Lee Kuan Yews death despite their clashes
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysias former leader Mahathir Mohamad, one of Lee Kuan Yews greatest rivals, said on Friday he was saddened by the death of Singapores founding father although the two Southeast Asian strongmen often clashed and .
Malaysias MAHATHIR Asks Who Ordered Mongolian Beautys.
Another question that has to be asked, however, is why Mahathir didnt ask who killed the Mongolian beauty eight years and six months ago. It is tempting to suspect that Mahathir, who asked the questions on his blog��.
Malaysian Chief Moves Against the Judiciary
LEAD: The Government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suspended five Supreme Court judges today and ordered them to face a tribunal that will decide whether they will be removed permanently.
Silicon Valley Of the East? Try Malaysia
Malaysias Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, made a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley last week, calling on the areas companies to join in an ambitious effort to build a replica of the region in his nation. Speaking here before a group of Silicon Valley executives, Mr. Mahathir sketched out a vision of a 25-year plan to build a multimedia supercorridor that would stretch south from Kuala Lumpur, the capital, to the citys new international airport, which is under construction.. Malaysias Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, visits Silicon Valley to outline to executives there his vision of 25-year plan to build multimedia supercorridor in his country that would stretch south from Kuala Lumpur to citys new international airport, now under construction; 9-mile-by-30-mile area would include two new cities and computer network designed to exceed those in worlds most advanced technology centers; Malaysians hope that generous tax and financial incentives will attract hundreds of corporations to build research and development as well as manufacturing operations; several computer industry leaders have agreed to serve on advisory group for Malaysian project; Sun Microsystems has already agreed to locate software development group in the region (M)
Fearing Instability, Malaysians Keep Leader
Like other nations, Malaysia has a national anthem. But it also has a theme song, played repeatedly in the recent election campaign, Frank Sinatras My Way. The brilliant, cranky, put-up-your-dukes prime minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, prides himself on defying just about everybody, and he has created a rather eccentric but mostly successful modernizing nation.. Malaysian Prime Min Mahathir Mohamad wins new five-year term in election that gives him huge parliamentary majority; voters, apparently fearing instability, reject type of change that has toppled leaders across Asia since economic crisis (M)
Even Twitter Cop is scared of Mahathir
As far as I know, Mahathir is the first to utter these words but this is not seditious? So now everyone can start accusing Najib of criminal activity relating to Altantuya Shaariibuu and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD) and not be arrested for.
Will MAHATHIR be sacked again from Umno?
Mahathir had not been quiet in the past month, but had waded into the RM42 billion 1MDB scandal which has put all the mega financial scandals in Mahathirs 22-year premiership to shame in scale and scope, warning that Umno/BN may just lose in the next .
Foreign Affairs; Excuse Me, Mohamad
Malaysias Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, used the latest World Bank meeting in Hong Kong to denounce the evils of globalization, after Malaysias stocks and currency were ravaged by global traders. Mr. Mahathir blasted morons like George Soros, who speculate in currencies, and he criticized the great powers, accusing them of forcing Asians to open their domestic markets to global traders and then manipulating their currencies to destroy them as competitors. U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin listened diplomatically to this outburst. But heres what I suspect Mr. Rubin would have liked to have said to Mr. Mahathir: Excuse me, Mohamad, but what planet are you living on? You talk about participating in globalization as if it were a choice you had. Globalization isnt a choice. Its a reality. There is just one global market today, and the only way you can grow is by tapping the global stock and bond markets for investment and selling into the global trading system what your factories produce. And the most fundamental truth about globalization is this: No one is in charge, you moron! Global markets are just like the Internet -- every day these markets become more widespread, everyday they weave us more tightly together and no one is in charge -- not George Soros, not great powers, and not I. I didnt start it, I cant stop it and neither can you.. Thomas L Friedman Op-Ed column upbraiding Malaysian Prime Min Mahathir Mohammed for using World Bank meeting in Hong Kong to denounce evils of globalization, after Malaysias stocks and currency were ravaged by global traders (M)
Blog of former Malaysian PM MAHATHIR suspended; last posting was on 1MDB
Dr Mahathirs posting on 1MDB, calling for a police investigation into allegations over the fund, read: An audit of its financials by the Auditor-General as ordered by Putrajaya earlier this week is not enough to uncover the truth behind the debt.
MAHATHIR blasting off
Former PM Tun Mahathir has been harsh on PM Najib on the latters sixth anniversary in office. Najib is no Abdullah, and will therefore not likely to keep quiet, but the exhaustive fight between the duo is going to do Umno more harm than ever. Najib.