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Federal Court Dismisses Tun M Leave Application To Appeal Over RCI Panel

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PUTRAJAYA – The Federal Court today dismissed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s application to obtain leave to appeal over his challenge on the appointment of the chairman and a member of the Royal Commission Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the foreign exchange losses incurred by Bank Negara in the 1990’s. Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif, chairing a…

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Dr M: Pakatan Has Decided On Logo, Will Reveal It Tomorrow (April 6)

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PETALING JAYA – Pakatan Harapan has already decided on the logo it will use in the 14th General Election, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic). The chairman of the Opposition alliance, however, said that it would only announce the logo at an event in Pasir Gudang, Johor on Friday (April 6) night. “I will make…

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Does Pakatan Think Mahathir Shouldn’t Be PM?

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Imagine if former US president George W. Bush – the man who invaded Iraq, caused untold suffering, and who destabilised the Middle East – decided to come back from retirement. Imagine if he says he wants to “save Iraq”, undo Obama’s mess, and bring peace to the region. And he shows the whole world his…

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Dr Mahathir Fails To Attract Pekan Voters

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PEKAN – The presence of Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Felda Chini here today, failed to attract the attention of the people of Pekan. The former prime minister’s first programme at the home of a resident of Kampung Gumum which involved a meeting with the orang asli community attracted only about…

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PAS Only To Upset The Election – Tun M

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PEKAN — Chairman of Pakatan Harapan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described PAS as merely a distraction during the 14th general election to take away votes from the opposition. As such, he said, he was confident that the party led by Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will not win in the general election. “I hope…

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Mahathir, Khairuddin Fail To Get Leave To Appeal In Public Office Suit Against PM

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan failed to obtain leave to appeal over their tort of misfeasance in public office lawsuit against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). The 92-year-old former prime minister and Khairuddin, 55, former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief, had…

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Mahathir Admitted To IJN For Chest Infection

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) last night for a chest infection following a bout of cough, according to the IJN Corporate Communications Department. It said in a statement today that Dr Mahathir, 92, was being treated in the general ward. “Dr Mahathir…

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RoS Need Not Be Afraid Of Tun Mahathir

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SHAH ALAM – A former executive secretary of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) Kamarul Azman Habibur Rahman today urged the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to be fair and firm regarding party issues which were claimed to have violated its constitution. He also called on the ROS not to be afraid of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad…

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Mahathir Can Promise The Moon Because He’s In The Opposition

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KUALA TERENGGANU – UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said today Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was making an empty promise when he said he needed only two years to settle the problems that he claimed were caused by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Mahdzir, who is the Education…

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Tun M Concedes Problem In State Seats’ Distribution

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PUTRAJAYA – Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, conceded that there were problems and delays in the distribution of state seats for Pakatan Harapan including in Selangor for the 14th General Election (GE14). According to him, state seats were more complex and Pakatan Harapan in the states were given until tomorrow to resolve the…

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Tun M Not Practicing What He Preached Says Hishammuddin

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KLUANG – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, has criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for leading Pakatan Harapan (PH) in a meeting with ambassadors of European Union countries in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday. He said the move showed that the former prime minister had gone against his principles because previously during his 22-year rule,…

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Selection Of Dr M Threatens To Split Selangor PKR

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KLANG – The selection of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as prime minister and deputy prime minister designates by the Pakatan Harapan leadership is threatening to split the Opposition front in Selangor. Not only is Selangor PKR in disagreement with its state DAP, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah)…

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Return Of Mahathir As PM Can Be Damaging To Country

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KUALA LUMPUR – The return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister can be damaging to the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said Dr Mahathir would repeat the mistakes he had made during his 22-year rule as the prime minister from 1981 to 2003. Ahmad Zahid,…

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Analysts See Drama In Pakatan Choice Of Mahathir For PM

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Harapan’s choice of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for prime minister proves that the opposition concedes to an excellent Barisan Nasional administration up to now despite claiming to the contrary, said an analyst. Md Shukri Shuib, senior lecturer of political and international affairs of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), said the decision also…

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Erase Sentimental Feelings For Mahathir

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KANGAR – Barisan Nasional supporters and UMNO members in particular should erase their sentimental feelings for former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir as he has made UMNO his enemy after helming the party for 22 years, said Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man. He said it could not be denied and forgotten that Dr…

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Mahathir Accuses Hadi Of Being A Turncoat

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today accused PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang of being a turncoat, saying PAS turned down political cooperation with Pakatan Harapan so as to split the opposition vote and help Barisan Nasional win the next general election. The Pakatan Harapan chairman said Abdul Hadi knew that PAS would…

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Tun Mahathir Can Contest Any Seat In GE14

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad or anyone else at all can contest the Putrajaya parliamentary seat in the next general election, said the current MP, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. Tengku Adnan, who is the Umno secretary-general, was asked to comment on Dr Mahathir’s announcement yesterday that he would contest in Langkawi, Kubang…

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Selangor Palace Confirms Dr M & Wife Have Returned Their Awards

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PETALING JAYA – The Selangor Palace has confirmed that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali have returned the awards conferred to them by the Sultan. The Selangor Council of the Royal Court said in a statement Tuesday (Dec 12) that Dr Mahathir and Dr Siti Hasmah returned the…

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M’sian Honorary Consul In Sulawesi Demands Apology Form Tun M

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JAKARTA – The Bugis ethnic community in Indonesia is still waiting for a public apology from Malaysia’s former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who allegedly insulted people of Bugis descent at an opposition gathering in Selangor recently. Malaysian Honorary Consul in Sulawesi, Halim Kalla said the entire Bugis community in Indonesia, especially Sulawesi was…

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Don’t Insult Country With ‘Darul Penyangak’ Name-Calling

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad calling Malaysia ‘Darul Penyangak’ (Rogue’s Abode) has been chided as an insult to the nation itself. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said it was very inappropriate to give the country that name as it was unpatriotic and bereft of political wisdom. “Even if…

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Dr M Willing To Be Investigated On BNM Forex Losses

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TASEK GELUGOR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is willing to be investigated in relation to losses on foreign currency transactions by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in the 1990s. The Parti Pribumi Malaysia (PPBM) chairman said, however, he had not yet been called by any party regarding the issue. “But they are welcome to…

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Tun M-Nazri Debate Cancelled For Security Reason

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SHAH ALAM – The planned debate between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Culture and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz at Karangkraf Complex on April 7 has been cancelled in the interest of security and public order. Selangor deputy police chief, Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said 18 police reports had so far…

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Dr M Taken To Task For Playing The Race Card

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BENTONG: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has resorted to playing the race card with his recent attacks on investment from China, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The MCA president said foreign investment, which is crucial for Malaysia’s growth, has been spun into a racial issue by the Opposition. “DAP has also played along…

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Liow: Dr Mahathir Is Playing Race Card Against China

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BENTONG: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has resorted to playing the race card with his negative remarks on investments from China, said Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The MCA president said such foreign investments, which are crucial for Malaysia’s growth, had been spun into a racial issue by the Opposition, undermining bilateral relations.…

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Khaled Nordin: Dr M Won’t Succeed In Scaring Johoreans

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JOHOR BARU: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not succeed in his efforts to intimidate Johoreans with statements about Chinese nationals being given citizenships at the mammoth Forest City project. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said Dr Mahathir’s allegations about the US$100bil (RM443bil) investments in the project were not based on facts but rather…

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Dr M Replies On Forest City Issue

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I DON’T know if it is true about HRH the Sultan of Johor throwing a challenge to me over the development of Johor Baru. Maybe it is only The Star which is interpreting what HRH says as a challenge to me. But unless HRH denies he is challenging me, I will take the report of…

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Johor Ruler Slams Dr M Over Chinese Investment Comments

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EXCLUSIVE: JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor has said he is “deeply offended and hurt” by the political spin used by certain politicians against mainland Chinese investments in the state, saying if this is left unchecked, it would drive away investors. In a no-holds barred interview, a visibly upset Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar…

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Salleh Said: Dr M Also Set Up Aid Schemes

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PETALING JAYA: Similar schemes to 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) were set up during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s time in office as prime minister, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. The Communications and Multimedia Minister said that the former premier’s allegation that BR1M was equivalent to corruption and therefore illegal was “mind-boggling” as Dr Mahathir…

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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 M Mocks Withdrawal Of Invite To Agong’s Installation Ceremony

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PETALING JAYA: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has mocked the withdrawal of his invitation to the installation of the new king, claiming that national events appear to be part of party politics. On his blog chedet.cc on Thursday, Dr Mahathir said he received an invitation on Nov 10 from the Keeper of the Rulers’…

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