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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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Dr M Willingly Become Opposition’s Trojan Horse

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz today said that former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had willingly become the opposition’s Trojan Horse. He said this was because Dr Mahathir was willing to sacrifice his principles and to share the stage with the opposition when he realised that…

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Mahathir’s Presence At Parliament House Shows Opposition Desperate

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KUALA LUMPUR – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the opposition MPs have shown how desperate they are by inviting former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Parliament House. She said in a statement that their act of inviting Dr Mahathir, who is chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu…

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Dr Mahathir In The Dark Over Khairuddin’s Resignation

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would reach out to Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan to discuss the decision by his key loyalist to quit Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) just a month after joining. Khairuddin, who was the former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief, issued a statement Thursday, saying he was quitting…

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Mahathir Admits Failure To Convince King Over Declaration

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that he failed to convince Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah to act in relation to the declaration that he initiated. The former prime minister said that during the 70-minute meeting at Istana Anak Bukit, Alor Setar, last month, he also showed the King pictures…

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Mahathir Should Not Make Wild Accusations – Salleh

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KOTA BHARU – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should not make wild and baseless accusations against individuals who do not agree with him, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said today. He said Dr Mahathir should accept the fact that the present situation was not the same as before…

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Guan Eng, Ambiga Squabble Over Dr Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng turned the tables against social activist Ambiga Sreevanasan at a conference and questioned why she was working with former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “You are working with Mahathir. Why are you doing this? Are you forgiving him for what he has done (to the country)?” Lim…

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Opposition Campaign Heats Up As Dr M Jumps In

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KUALA KANGSAR: With polling just a day away, the Opposition campaign is heating up with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad joining in. In Manong and Jerlun, the former prime minister told the crowds to ensure that Barisan Nasional candidate Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid loses her deposit. Accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah, he spoke…

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Dr. Mahathir’s Action A Betrayal To UMNO And BN

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  JOHOR BAHARU – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to campaign against Barisan Nasional in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-election is an act of deceit to UMNO and BN. Pulai UMNO division chief Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said his act of deceit will also remain a lesson in the legacy…

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Let Mukhriz Stand On His Own Two Feet: PM To Dr. M

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should retire gracefully and allow his son, Datuk Seri Muhkriz to stand on his own feet politically, especially as the ex-Kedah Mentri Besar now claimed to have 80 percent support within Umno, said the Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Tengku Ahmad. Datuk Seri Najib…

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Dr Mahathir Among Three Seeking To Freeze Najib’s Assets

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is among three applicants seeking the High Court’s leave to stop the Prime Minister from dealing with his assets, bank accounts and shares. The two others are former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and former Langkawi Wanita Umno member Anina Saadudin. They…

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PAC Report Proves Mahathir Wrong About PM, Says Salleh

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KUALA LUMPUR: Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said today the Public Accounts Committee report on 1MDB has proven Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wrong. As such, he said, Dr Mahathir should be held accountable for the damage his campaign against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had caused to Malaysia’s…

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Why I Quit Proton: Dr. M

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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he resigned as Proton chairman, that he was not expelled, as the company “seems to be having difficulties with the Government.” “I was not expelled by the Proton management or owners. I decided on my own, for the sake of Proton I should leave. I therefore have no…

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Dr M Confident Pak Lah Will Do Good Job As Petronas Adviser

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PUTRAJAYA – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is confident that Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who succeeded him as Petronas adviser, would do a good job. The Cabinet yesterday decided to appoint Abdullah, who had succeeded Dr Mahathir as prime minister, as Petronas adviser, effective April 1, replacing Dr Mahathir whose tenure…

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Dr Mahathir’s Suit Against Najib Just A Political Agenda

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PETALING JAYA – The legal suit against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak filed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was just a continuation of a political agenda to bring down the prime minister, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. “As far as the party and the government are concerned, we are completely in…

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Dr Mahathir Has No Locus Standi To Interfere In UMNO Affairs

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KUALA PILAH – UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad no longer has any locus standi to suggest anything to UMNO members. Ahmad Shabery, who is also Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, said this was because Dr Mahathir had quit from UMNO on Feb 29.…

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Coalition Of NGOs Hands Over Memorandum Protesting Mahathir Declaration

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PUTRAJAYA – More than 500 members of a coalition of Malaysian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) gathered outside the gates of the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Precinct 8 here Friday to hand over a memorandum protesting a declaration made by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently. The extreme hot weather at about 3 pm did…

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Mahathir Declaration’ Merely Dr Mahathir’s Polemics – Perlis UMNO

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PADANG BESAR: Perlis UMNO members and leadership are fully behind the party’s president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as Prime Minister, and condemned the “Mahathir” Declaration as polemics by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Perlis UMNO chief Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said former prime minister Dr Mahathir’s actions had confused the people, making it seem…

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