Mahathir Mohamad (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir in self-quarantine 

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is observing self-quarantine after coming into close contact with a member of parliament who tested positive for Covid-19, Malaysian media reported. “He is under…

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Mahathir says Muhyiddin is not rightful prime minister

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Sunday that newly sworn-in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin does not have majority support in the Parliament. Claiming that Muhyiddin is not the rightful…

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This handout photo taken and released on February 25, 2020 by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia shows interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad working in his office in Putrajaya. – Mahathir, 94, the world’s oldest leader, has been appointed interim leader while intense political jockeying is underway to form a new government. (Photo by Khairul Ariffin / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / Khairul Ariffin” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mahathir loses out in PM bid, but refuses to give up

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in a battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a…

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Malaysia’s monarchy to rule on pathway out of political turmoil

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s nine monarchs are due to meet on Friday to determine how the country’s next government will be formed after the shock resignation of Mahathir Mohamad…

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This handout photo taken and released on February 25, 2020 by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia shows interim prime minister Mahathir Mohamad working in his office in Putrajaya. – Mahathir, 94, the world’s oldest leader, has been appointed interim leader while intense political jockeying is underway to form a new government. (Photo by Khairul Ariffin / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia / Khairul Ariffin” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Mahathir, Anwar make rival efforts to form government

As Malaysia’s interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad begins his attempts to form what he describes as a non-partisan administration his political rival Anwar Ibrahim is nominated as prime minister candidate…

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Mahathir made caretaker PM after King accepts resignation

KUALA LUMPUR – Hours after accepting his resignation as prime minister, Malaysia’s King on Monday appointed Dr Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister. Mahathir will continue to run the administration…

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Mahathir urges ASEAN to be vigilant against big power involvement in region

KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said today  big power rivalry and foreign interference swirling around the Middle East is yet another reminder why Malaysia and ASEAN must…

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir pledges to help bring about peace in southern Thailand

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets his Thai counterpart General Prayut Chan-o-cha in Bangkok and pledges his help to bring peace in Thailand’s violence-scarred south

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“New window of opportunity” for peace process in southern Thailand: Panitan

Political changes in Malaysia and eagerness demonstrated by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who will visit Thailand next week,  to help solve the long-running conflicts in southern Thailand coupled with the…

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Mahathir to keep promise to hand reins to Anwar after 2 years

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will honour his promise to be prime minister for only two years before handing over the reins to his former political adversary Anwar Ibrahim,…

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“I inherited a corrupt government”: Mahathir

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that he inherited a government riddled with corruption and untrustworthy officials.   “From outside we saw the damage, but we never expected the…

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Malaysian government promises more press freedom

The new Malaysian government led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has given an assurance that press freedom in the country would be given more space to grow, national news agency…

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