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    'Not just about skyscrapers, blue skies, clean rivers important too'

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia will not be successful as a developed nation, if it did not balance physical development with the preservation of nature and maintaining the existing environment.

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    I love MAS, but it seems like we can't afford it: Dr Mahathir

    There are several parties that have expressed interest in buying the troubled national airlines Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS), says Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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    Mahathir unfazed by Najib's popularity on social media

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unperturbed by the sudden popularity of his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on social media.

  • We need to spell out what is insulting to royalty: Dr Mahathir

    Malaysia must properly define what statements are considered insulting to the royal institution, says the country's Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

  • Govt hopes new King can be elected soon: Dr Mahathir

    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government hopes that the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong would be elected as soon as possible.

  • I can quit if you want: Mahathir

    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, seeing a group of disruptive taxi drivers walk out over their dissatisfaction with the Grab e-hailing service, says it would be “no problem for him if he were to resign today as Prime Minister”.

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    Proton was a success: Dr Mahathir

    Still championing his cause for a third national car project, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad rubbishes claims that Proton was a failure.

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    Malaysian PM condemns lesbian caning

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denounced the caning of two women convicted of having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, after the punishment sparked a storm of criticism.

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    'World population would be out of control without Malaysian rubber'

    Without Malaysian rubber, the world's population growth would spiral out of control, says Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a light vein when launching the 9th International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition 2018.

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    Dr Mahathir gets 1982 photo of him meeting Trudeau

    The Canadian High Commission has presented birthday boy Dr Mahathir Mohamad a photograph of his meeting with the young Justin Trudeau in 1982.

  • A win for free media

    She was labelled as “the enemy of state” much in the style of Ibsen's famous play “An Enemy of the People” by the Malaysian

  • Jack Ma hails Mahathir for knowledge on technology

    Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and comes away surprised at the Prime Minister's knowledge on technology.

  • Mahathir's reforms could put Saudi Arabia and UAE on the spot

    Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation's relations with powerful Gulf states. A series of anti-corruption measures as well as statements by Mahathir and his defence minister, Mohamad (Mat) Sabu, since this month's upset in elections that ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak from office, are sparking concern in both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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    Ousted Malaysian govt accused of covering up scandal at state fund

    The government of ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak deceived parliament over the finances of state fund 1MDB and suppressed an investigation by intimidating and purging anti-corruption agents, officials say.

  • Forster's third democratic cheer: Mahathir (as a symbol)?

    EM Forster, almost a lone-wolf democracy crusader between the two world wars, confronted as unpalatable a European playground as many African, Asian, and Latin American countries striving to convince others of their democratic claims face today: an uphill battle in which the institutionalised forces against democracy, such as extreme rightists/leftists and militarism, were usually at least as strong as those

  • Hasina fourth senior in Asia, Mahathir top in world

    Oldest leaders: Hasina 4th in Asia, Mahathir top in world

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, 70, has been ranked the fourth senior head of state based on age in Asia while Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is the world’s oldest.

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    Malaysia cops deny raid on apartment belonging to Najib’s family

    Kuala Lumpur city police chief Comm Mazlan Lazim has denied a Reuters news report that police had raided a luxury apartment said to belong to family members of Najib Razak.

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    We accept the verdict of the people: Najib

    Barisan Nasional did not cheat in the general election, says its Chairman Najib Tun Razak.

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    'Malaysia may renegotiate some deals with China'

    Malaysia may renegotiate some deals with China, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says, just hours after his coalition secured a stunning election win against the government of Najib Razak.

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    Mahathir says poised to lead Malaysia again

    Mahathir Mohamad brushed aside doubts that he would become Malaysia's next prime minister following his shock election victory over the coalition that has ruled the Southeast Asian nation for six decades since independence from Britain.

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    Mahathir-led opposition wins Malaysia general election

    An alliance of opposition parties spearheaded by Mahathir Mohamad won Malaysia's general election on Thursday, official results show, setting the veteran strongman on course for a return to the Prime Minister's Office he occupied for 22 years.

  • Will there be a 'Malay tsunami' for Mahathir?

    Nearly 15 million Malaysians will go to polls today to elect 222 members of the 14th federal parliament and representatives for 12 state legislatures. Parliament majority is 112 seats. The 13th parliament was dissolved on April 6 and the nominations of candidates were finalised on April 28, when the 11-day formal campaigning started that would determine the fate of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak (64), who is leading the interim government.

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    Dr Mahathir admitted to hospital

    Pakatan Harapan Chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Malaysia for a chest infection.

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    Not all thrilled by idea of Mahathir as PM

    Malaysians are divided on opposition pact's choice of ex-PM to lead Malaysia if it wins polls.

  • Malaysia opposition names Mahathir as PM candidate

    Malaysia's opposition coalition has named 92-year old former premier Mahathir Mohamad as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election that must be called by August.

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    Dr Mahathir returns Selangor royal awards

    Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad returns the two awards he received from the Selangor Palace, a move believed to be related to the palace’s outrage over his remark on the Bugis, an ethnic group.