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Najib Criticizes Mahathir For Hypocrisy, Spent Millions Of Ringgit To Meet Bush

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SEPANG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and labelled the former prime minister as a hypocrite because he was willing to spend millions of ringgit to meet a former United States president in 2002. When disclosing the matter, Najib said Dr Mahathir had paid RM7 million to…

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Anwar To Testify On BNM Forex Losses

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PUTRAJAYA – Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was present at the Palace of Justice here today to testify at the proceedings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into foreign exchange losses by Bank Negara Malaysia around the 1990s. The former finance minister, who is now serving a jail sentence, was escorted…

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Dr Mahathir Never Entered Trading Room RCI Heard

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  PUTRAJAYA – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) director in the foreign exchange management department told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) that former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad never entered the forex trading room. Azman Mat Ali, 54, responded “he never did” to a question by Dr Mahathir’s lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla on whether…

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Salleh’s Statement On Dr Mahathir’s Article On ‘Tak Malu’ Issue

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Following is the statement by Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak posted on his blog in response to chairman of Pakatan Harapan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s article on the issue of ‘tak malu’ (shameless). Two days ago (Aug 8), Tun Dr Mahathir, in an article posted in…

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Pakatan Harapan Willing To Do Anything For Power

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  KUALA LUMPUR – The union between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the leadership of Pakatan Harapan (PH) shows that they are willing to do anything in their quest for power. President of Council of Former Elected Representatives Malaysia  (Mubarak) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Rahman said Mahathir and Anwar, who used…

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Najib Cannot Be Compared To Mahathir – Salleh

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak cannot be compared to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the latter carries with him a lot of baggage, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. He noted that Dr Mahathir was prime minister during the time a number of regimes surrounding Malaysia…

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It Was Not A Silent Treatment, Nazri Says Of Meeting With Dr. M

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PETALING JAYA – The silence between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz during their meeting on Saturday was because the former premier did not want to speak, says Nazri. The Padang Rengas MP told The Star Online that he did try to speak to Dr Mahathir but noticed that the 92-year old…

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Police Reject, Dr Mahathir – Nazri Debate Off

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IPOH – Perak police have rejected the application for a permit by the organiser to hold a debate between former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz which is scheduled to be held in Kuala Kangsar near here this Saturday. Perak acting police Datuk Hasnan…

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Dr M: Kit Siang Can’t Become PM As DAP Is ‘Small’

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BALIK PULAU – DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang cannot become prime minister as his party is too small, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic). The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) chairman alleged that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had said that Lim would become prime minister if Umno fell. “How can Kit Siang…

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Latest Revelations On BMF, FOREX Scandals Put Mahathir In Awkward Position

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KUALA LUMPUR – Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the latest revelations regarding Bumiputera Malaysia Finance Limited (BMF) and forex scandals have put Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a very awkward position. Salleh said the former prime minister’s recent posting on the issue in the latter’s blog revealed his hypocrisy…

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Mahathir’s Party Hit By Sexting Scandal

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KUALA LUMPUR – Barely four months old, former premier Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has found itself engulfed in a sex scandal involving a woman leader, Ms Anina Saadudin. Her alleged sexting with a man has been making the rounds on WhatsApp and pro-Umno blogs, forcing the party to drop her at the…

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Is PAS Confused Or Tun Dr. Mahathir Confused?

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SHAH ALAM – PAS is confused, jested former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. “PAS is confused. They are in the Selangor state government with DAP. At the same time they don’t want to be with us,” he said to the media at the Parti Amanah Negara’s (PAN) convention. He was referring to PAS’ current stand…

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Dr. M In Parliament For Opposition Meeting

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KUALA LUMPUR – It is unfair for the Government to stop Parliamentarians from speaking on issues like 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) report, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former premier was in Parliament on Tuesday for a meeting with Opposition lawmakers. “Yes, there is a limit to…

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Former Enemies Now Frenemies Something Else Tomorrow

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DAP’s newsmaker and parliamentarian Jeff Ooi marked the 29th anniversary of the notorious Operation Lalang on his Facebook. “Ops Lalang … 29 years today. A lingering Umno legacy,” he wrote. A year ago, Ooi, who is Jelutong MP, would have probably blamed the Internal Security Act (ISA) crackdown on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was…

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Past Leader Prepared To Resort To Agitation To Topple Government

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a former leader was prepared to resort to agitation by accusing the struggles of the party led by him has deviated from the original objective. Najib, who is also UMNO president, said the former leader was using such tactics as an instrument to draw…

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Don’t Take Lightly Mahathir-Anwar Meeting, Says Zambry

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IPOH – The meeting between former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his former deputy, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Monday should not be taken lightly. Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said UMNO or Barisan Nasional should never regard the pact that might be…

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Dr Mahathir’s Strange Apology, Not Clear Saying Sorry To Whom

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  TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad apologised for the actions he took years ago to amend the Constitution, curtailing the role of royalty in Malaysia. On the same day he apologised, he was censured by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, for criticising “Bangsa Johor”. Back then, Dr Mahathir amended the Federal…

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Mahathir’s Denial In Signing My ISA Detention Order A Lie – Tajuddin

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  GEORGE TOWN – The denial of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the signing the Internal Security Act (ISA) detention order is a lie. UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said Mahathir’s disclaimer to clean up his own name of the ISA was untrue as only the Home Minister…

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Don’t Take Tun Mahathir’s New Party Lightly

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  SEPANG – UMNO Youth have been reminded not to take the imminent formation of a new party by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, lightly. Its chief Khairy Jamaluddin said it would be arrogant to do so particularly as leaders of the new party are said to be ‘a powerhouse’ in the persons of Dr Mahathir,…

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Mahathir Does Not Understand What ‘Criticise’ Means – Salleh

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has slammed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his blog posting today which gave the impression that Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested and charged because he had criticised Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Communications and Multimedia Minister described Mahathir’s…

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Mahathir’s Anti-Najib Alliance With Opposition Doomed From Start

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s anti-Najib alliance with opposition leaders is doomed from the start. Salleh said the opposition’s idea of reforms differed greatly from that of Dr Mahathir’s and they were not united on the details. “That alone ensures that…

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UMNO Undeterred By Mahathir Quitting Party

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  JEDDAH – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s decision to quit UMNO did not come as a surprise. He also said that it would not divert UMNO’s focus from helping to drive national development and ensuring the well-being of the people. “In UMNO, we…

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Mahathir’s Actions Led To Mukhriz Downfall

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s actions have caused the downfall of his son Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir as the Kedah Mentri Besar. Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said that Dr Mahathir’s actions had caused Mukhriz to be seen as a “political failure”. “He was dropped (as Kedah Mentri Besar)…

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Nazri Challenges Mahathir To Contest Pekan Seat

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz yesterday challenged former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to contest the Pekan parliamentary seat in the coming general election if he wanted to end Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s political career. The Padang Rengas Member of Parliament said he also welcomed…

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Dr. Mahathir Unwell, Launch Of MyPerintis Today Cancelled

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KUALA LUMPUR – The launch of the newly-formed Malaysia Trailblazers Association (MyPerintis) set for Sunday has been cancelled as its patron, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, is unwell. According to his Dr. Mahathir’s aide, the former prime minister is ill and resting at home. On Saturday, MyPerintis founder Datuk Laurence Low Kah Guan said the association…

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Mahathir Awarded ‘The Star Of Soekarno’

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JAKARTA – Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was awarded ‘The Star of Soekarno’ by the Soekarno Education Foundation (YPS) for his contribution in championing human rights. He received the award from YPS founder Rachmawati Soekarnoputri at a ceremony here last night. In his speech, Dr Mahathir said despite not having met Soekarno, the…

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Salleh Raises Question Mark Over Mahathir’s Action

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak has raised a question mark over why Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not sue a former Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editor who claimed that the former prime minister had squandered vast sums of money during his rule. “According to ex-WSJ editor Barry Wain, Dr Mahathir had…

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Tun Dr. Mahathir Will Be Summoned – IGP

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PORT KLANG – Police will summon former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for questioning soon, in relation to his statements at the Bersih 4 rally. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the statesman’s speech would be examined, including his claim that there were Umno division chiefs who had been taking bribes.…

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Dr M Drops By To See What It’s Like

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali paid a visit to Dataran Merdeka, hours after the former prime minister told a crowd in Johor that he was thinking of joining the Bersih 4 rally. The couple arrived at the square at about 7.30pm and were greeted by…

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Dr M: Plot To Oust Najib ‘Known To Everyone’

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PETALING JAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dismissed talk of a conspiracy in his bid to oust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “I had openly called for his stepping down. No conspiracy. Just open declaration to the whole nation that I would like to see Najib cease to be Prime Minister. “It…

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