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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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Johor MB Slams Dr Mahathir’s Illogical Allegations

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JOHOR BARU: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin has blasted former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s illogical allegations that foreigners are snapping up properties in the state. He said between 2003 and Nov 30 this year, the number of applications by foreigners approved by the State Land and Mines Department were only for 29,218…

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Tun M May Not Attend Bersih

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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) may not attend the Bersih 5 rally on Saturday because of an overseas trip. “On Nov 19, based on plans made previously, I will be overseas that day,” said the former prime minister in a pre-recorded radio interview with social activist Hishamuddin Rais. Dr Mahathir, however, pledged his…

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Dr M Reveals Musa’s Secret Letters To Him On Ku Li

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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has published the contents of two secret letters said to be from his one-time deputy Tun Musa Hitam, which seemingly reveals why the latter resigned from Cabinet in 1986. In a posting on his blog on Monday, the former prime minister said he had read Musa’s published memoir, ‘Frankly…

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Rahman Dahlan Hits Back At Dr M Over Nazi Remark

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (pic) has chastised former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for comparing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and those in Government to Nazis. “The success of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s working visit to Germany this week proved wrong Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s false claims that Malaysia is…

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Muhyiddin: Opposition To Form New Alliance By Year-End

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claims the Opposition expects to form a new alliance by the end of the year as more Umno members jump ship. “The party faces declining support and many are not even sure whether Umno can survive the next elections,” the former deputy prime minister told Reuters on Tuesday. The…

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Muhyiddin To Be PM If Opposition Wins GE14, Says Dr M

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PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be prime minister if the Opposition wins the next general election, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “At the moment we are not saying anything except that if the Opposition wins, the most likely prime minister will be Muhyiddin. “But it depends on his…

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Anwar Sacked For Wanting To Topple Dr M, Court Told

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KUALA LUMPUR: An official from a government think tank told the High Court that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from his official positions in 1998 because he wanted to topple Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, 43, who was the fourth witness in the trial of the RM100mil defamation suit filed by…

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Anwar Planned To Topple Dr Mahathir Since 1998

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KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here was today told that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had planned to topple former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad since 1998. Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, 43, an officer with Special Affairs Department’s (JASA) think tank, said this was told to him by Anwar’s political secretary Mohamad Ezam Mohd…

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Dr Mahathir, Anwar Issue Joint Statement Against NSC Act

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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have jointly issued a statement over their stand to oppose the National Security Council (NSC) Act, saying that it was aimed at protecting the rights and freedom of the people. The two said the Act had set aside the power and role of the…

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Nazri ‘Promises’ To Provide Dr M What He Needs To Topple Govt

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PETALING JAYA: With tongue firmly in cheek, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz gave his “word” to provide Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with whatever he needs to topple the Government. In an article on the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) on Sunday evening, the Tourism and Culture Minister said that the ruling party had already provided this…

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Dr Mahathir: Review Approach On Islam To Fight Extremism

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KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims should review their approach on Islam, especially from the moderation aspect to combat extremist ideologies, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The former premier, who is also the Muslim Welfare Organisation of Malaysia (Perkim) president, said the real message of Islam should be clarified to curb leanings towards extremism. Muslims should also emphasise…

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