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Mahathir Says Had Good Exchange Of Ideas With Jack Ma

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he had a good exchange of ideas on various subjects with Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at their meeting in Putrajaya today. Dr Mahathir disclosed this in a post uploaded on his official Twitter account, saying “we had a good exchange…

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Dr M Invites Japan To Invest In Malaysia

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TOKYO – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has invited Japan to partner Malaysia in the development of the Southeast Asian country. The Malaysian prime minister extended the invitation in a meeting with leaders of major Japanese economic organisations here on Tuesday. He said the new government in Malaysia which he led would be business friendly. “We…

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Dr Mahathir Meets Abe In Tokyo

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TOKYO – Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday held talks here with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. On arrival at the Prime Minister’s Office in Nagato-cho, Chiyoda-ku, here, Dr Mahathir inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by Japanese security forces. Dr Mahathir, who attended the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia here…

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Dr Mahathir Chairs National Finance Council 2018 Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is at the Finance Ministry here today to chair a National Finance Council meeting. Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Auditor-General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad. The…

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Mahathir To Reignite Look East Policy Interest At Japan Forum

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LANGKAWI – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to reignite the Look East Policy that he introduced back in the 1980s when he speaks at the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Japan, to be held on June 11 and 12 this year. Confirming to the media here that he would…

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Shouts Of ‘Hidup Tun’ Greets Dr Mahathir In Alor Setar

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ALOR SETAR – The maiden homecoming of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Alor Setar after being appointed to helm the nation for the second time on May 10, was greeted with joy by the people of Kedah comprising the various races at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, here this afternoon. Shortly after the…

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Dr M Demands Civil Servants’ Loyalty, Cooperation For PH Government

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PETALING JAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today demanded the loyalty and cooperation of all civil servants to enable the smooth running of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government administration. He said the government doubted the loyalty of a group of civil servants who had openly supported the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government by…

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DR M Claims Fraud In GE14 Vote Counting

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PETALING JAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today claimed that there were elements of fraud during the 14th general election, so much so that some Pakatan Harapan candidates lost due to an unbelievable number of spoilt votes. Dr Mahathir, who is also president of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), said that as a…

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DR M Receives Royal Consent For Initial Cabinet Of 13 Ministers

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KUALA LUMPUR – Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today granted an audience to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Istana Negara for the Prime Minister to present a list of 13 Cabinet ministers for His Majesty’s consent. Dr Mahathir arrived at the palace at 5.16 pm in a black official car and had the audience…

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DR M Raps Israel Over Palestinian Deaths

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PETALING JAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has hit out at Israel over the deaths of 60 Palestinian protesters at the hands of Israeli forces at the Gaza border on Monday. “We are, of course, against killing people on the part of Israel. We sympathise with the Palestinians and we’re against Israel,” he…

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Mahathir Not Sure PH Can Realise All Promises

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hinted that he was “uncertain” at the ability of Pakatan Harapan to implement all its general election manifestos. “We have made 60 promises and we hope we will be able to implement them even though they may not be like what are expected by the people,” he…

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Kelantan Palace Revokes Dr Mahathir’s Award

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KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan Palace has revoked the Darjah Kerabat Yang Amat Dihormati (Al-Yunusi) title awarded to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, effective last Tuesday. State secretary Datuk Mohd Faudzi Che Mamat, when contacted, confirmed the revocation of the award but did not mention the reason. However, he said the…

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Police Record Dr Mahathir’s Statement Over Bugis Remarks

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PUTRAJAYA – Police today recorded a statement from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his remarks allegedly linking the Bugis ethnic group to pirates. Four police officers from Bukit Aman recorded the statement at the former prime minister’s office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Precinct 8 here. Dr Mahathir’s lawyer, Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, when…

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Mahathir – Wan Azizah Team A Ploy To Mislead People

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan’s proposed appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as his deputy is seen as a ploy to mislead the people. UMNO information chief, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said this political strategy was DAP’s agenda to hide the party (DAP) which…

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Mahathir Cannot Accept Reality He’s No Longer In Power

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is seen as experiencing ‘post-power’ syndrome as he is unable to accept the fact that he’s no longer in power by hating his successors. Indonesia’s former minister of justice and human rights, Hamid Awaludin said the attitude of the former Malaysian prime minister for 22 years and seen…

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Selangor MB Sees Amicable Solution To Mahathir Issue

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SHAH ALAM – Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today the requests by certain quarters for him to stop inviting Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to attend programmes in the state can be solved amicably. Speaking to reporters at the lobby of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, he said the…

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Dr M Loses Bid To Challenge Appointment Of Two Judges

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today failed in his application to obtain leave for judicial review to challenge the appointment of Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin. High Court Judge Datin Azizah Nawawi dismissed the two applications for leave for…

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Dr Mahathir Refuses To Accept Reality – Ismail Sabri

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DUNGUN – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems unable to accept the reality that there are other leaders who are ranked higher than him at the moment, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Rural and Regional Development Minister said the negative attitude was evident when Dr Mahathir described his position…

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Tun M Must Clarify Stand On Anwar – Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR –  Tun Dr Mahathir must clarify to the people whether he stands by his statement that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had commited unnatural acts as he had claimed in 1998, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “There are many questions in the minds of the people. First, does Dr Mahathir stand by his old statement made…

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Mahathir’s Statement Over 1MDB Doubtful – Mahdzir

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KUALA NERANG – The statement by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad denying he had ever met United States officials over 1Malaysia Development Berhad is most doubtful, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. He said this was because Dr Mahathir’s two senior aides, Mathias Chang and Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan,…

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Dr M: I Can’t Ignore My Friends If They Suggest I Become PM Again

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PETALING JAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) may be “forced to consider” being prime minister again if such a plan is proposed by his friends in the Opposition. In a live question-and-answer session hosted on his official Facebook page, the former prime minister answered five questions, two of which related to a possible return…

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RTM Won’t Air Debate Between Nazri, Dr Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR – Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will not be airing the live telecast of a debate between former prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the debate, scheduled to take place in Kuala…

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Mahathir Taken To Task Over ‘U-Turns’

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad, press secretary to the Prime Minister, today took to task former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for what he said were the U-turns the latter has made in his perception of matters. “These U-turns by Mahathir are very strange. … Mahathir is either lying, or…

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Salleh Advises Dr Mahathir To Heed What Sultan Ibrahim Says

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KUALA LUMPUR – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has advised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to heed what Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has said. He said the fact the sultan was forced to rebuke Dr Mahathir when he gave the latter the worst-ever dressing down, showed the former…

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Do Not Adopt The “Good Cop, Bad Cop” Attitude, Mohd Amar Reminds Dr Mahathir

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KOTA BHARU – PAS vice president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah today reminded Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed not to adopt the ‘good cop, bad cop” attitude in trying to forge a collaboration between the two opposition parties. He said this attitude by the former prime minister would not help win…

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Mahathir Clips Kit Siang’s Political Wings

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PETALING JAYA – DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang’s silence over the Bumiputra Malaysia Finance Limited (BMF) scandal is proof that his political wings have been clipped by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Former DAP vice chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said it was weird that Kit Siang who was once highly vocal…

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Mahathir Undermining The Welfare And Livelihoods Of 3.5 Johoreans

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Mahathir’s arrogant reply to Sultan of Johor betrays that his economic outlook is still stuck in the past. He continues to demand that investments in Manufacturing is what is needed even though manufacturing investments normally provides lower income jobs that are now majority filled by migrant workers. He continues to ignore the Services sector, which…

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PM: Mahathir A ‘U-Turn Champion’

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PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a “U-turn champion” for his changed stance on the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M). Najib said the former prime minister had stated that BR1M was bribery and wrong in the eyes of the law on Dec 26 last year. “Now, just three…

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Cancellation Of Dr M’s Invitation To Palace Not On PMO’s Order

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PUTRAJAYA – The cancellation of Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s invitation to last Tuesday’s oath-taking ceremony of the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara was not on the order from the Prime Minister’s Office, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said he had checked on the cancellation of the former prime…

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Dr Mahathir A Leader With ‘Super Ego’ – Najib

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today described Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a leader with a ‘super ego’. “If he fights, he must win, tries to win. Now he is not successful, he will be more aggressive with his words,” he said in a special interview held in conjunction with the…

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