Mahathir Mohamad


Malaysia's new PM Muhyiddin pushes parliament to May, buys time to shore up support for confidence vote

(Mar 4): Malaysia has delayed its parliament sitting by more than two months, forcing former leader Mahathir Mohamad to wait until May for a confidence vote against the new premier.


Mahathir poised to split with Anwar again in Malaysia shakeup

(Feb 24): Malaysian politics is set for another shakeup, but with a familiar script: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad refusing to hand power to Anwar Ibrahim.

Palm oil

US$1.4 bil of Malaysian palm oil caught in crossfire as Mahathir angers India

(Jan 22): A brewing diplomatic spat between India and Malaysia has got an unusual victim in the crossfire: palm oil.


Influential People

SINGAPORE (DEC 27): These individuals left their impact on the world in 2019.

Joseph Schooling


Dr M: Graft committed openly by top leaders

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 6): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said corruption in this country has over the years reached a level of almost becoming a lifestyle, with cash ushered in and heralded as

Global Markets


SINGAPORE (Oct 14): “We have certainly received a lot of questions regarding the freedom to move money.” Clifford Ng, managing partner at Zhong Lun

Fake News

Malaysia to scrap anti-fake news law once used against Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 10): Malaysia is set to scrap an anti-fake news law that was once used to investigate Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during his election campaign.


Rough road to national reform in Malaysia

SINGAPORE (Sept 2): Who would have thought that as Malaysia celebrates its second Merdeka Day since voting in a new government, the question on everyone’s lips would be whether the Pakatan Harapan


Malaysia has room to pump-prime, revise 3% fiscal target for 2020

SINGAPORE (Aug 12): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is slated to table Budget 2020 on Oct 11, has said that meeting the country’s fiscal consolidation targets will be “challenging” on the back o


Mahathir uses Huawei to needle the US

(June 20): China is definitely the new Japan. For Mahathir Mohamad, at least.

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