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LOOK: PH lawmakers' 'very cordial' meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:10 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs

COURTESY CALL. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III pose for a picture with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. All photos courtesy of Arroyo's office

Mahathir sees Bangsamoro region boosting PH-Malaysia economic ties

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he expects the new Bangsamoro region to spur growth and development

Malaysian PM Mahathir warns Philippines vs foreigner influx

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Mahathir Mohamad, who has suspended several of his nation’s major projects with China, says 'foreign direct investment should not involve bringing huge numbers of foreigners to live in the country'

MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on October 25, 2018. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir arrives in Manila for official visit

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:47 PM

The world's oldest statesman begins his two-day visit to the Philippines, which includes a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with AFP at his office in Putrajaya. Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections. In an interview with AFP, the 91-year-old former prime minister excoriated Najib over the sensational graft allegations swirling around the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.  / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY MALAYSIA-POLITICS-CORRUPTION-NAJIB-1MDB-MAHATHIR,INTERVIEW BY M. JEGATHESAN

Malaysia's Mahathir to visit Philippines, meet Duterte

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:39 PM

This will be the 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad's first visit to the Philippines since he returned as Malaysia's prime minister in 2018

MALAYSIA'S LEADER. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad addresses civil servants from the Prime Minister's Office during his first assembly in Putrajaya on May 21, 2018. Photo by AFP

Malaysia financier faces new charges in 1MDB scandal

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low, faces new charges of laundering more than $1.0 billion, in a massive corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB

MORE CHARGES. A motorist rides past a hoarding at the construction site of the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) flagship Tun Razak Exchange in Kuala Lumpur on July 8, 2015. File photo by Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The nonagenarian leader jokes during an interview: 'I should be dead now, actually'

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP) in Putrajaya on November 1, 2018. Six months after winning power in a shock election victory, Mahathir, the world's oldest leader at 93, concedes he's exhausted as he battles to rebuild a "destroyed" government. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

Mahathir to renegotiate or cancel mega-projects during China trip

Aug 16, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The 93-year-old Malaysian leader rails against a series of deals struck with Chinese state-owned companies by the administration of toppled leader Najib Razak

Mantan PM Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad. FOTO oleh Regina Safri/ANTARA

Duterte to watch Pacquiao fight in Malaysia, meet Mahathir

Jul 09, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Plans are being made for the Philippine leader to catch his Senate ally's boxing match and then meet with Malaysia's new prime minister

PEOPLE'S CHAMP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hand of Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao as the latter paid a courtesy call to the President at the Malacañan Palace on November 14, 2016 after successfully capturing the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Jesse Vargas recently. SIMEON CELI JR/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 8, 2018

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

Malaysia's central bank chief latest to fall as 1MDB probes accelerate

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:56 PM

(UPDATED) Muhammad Ibrahim is the latest leading public figure to either quit or be forced from his post after the return to power of Mahathir Mohamad

CONTROVERSIAL. Rosmah Mansor (left), wife of the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, arrives to give a statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on June 5, 2018. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

[OPINION] 100 days for Mahathir's media reform

May 26, 2018 - 7:01 PM

I was a career journalist mostly during the Mahathir years. I am now following his example to come out of retirement, to monitor his first 100 days.

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as world's oldest leader

May 10, 2018 - 8:23 PM

(UPDATED) Mahathir's opposition alliance scores a shock win at the polls to break the grip on power of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has governed Malaysia uninterrupted since its birth as an independent country in 1957

HE'S BACK. Former Malaysian prime minister and winning opposition candidate Mahathir Mohamad (center) speaks to journalists while flanked by Wan Azizah (left), the wife of jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and Democratic Action Party (DAP) party leader Lim Guan Eng during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 10, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Mahathir stresses need for rule of law amid EJKs in PH

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, 92, also says the police 'should not be too free with using lethal weapons'

RULE OF LAW. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says investors don't care about politics, but look for rule of law. Screenshot from Rappler video

Malaysia's troubled 1MDB fund defaults on bonds

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:35 PM

1MDB s house of cards has all but collapsed says opposition lawmaker Tony Pua

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows a Malaysian woman walking past a billboard with the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) logo at the funds flagship Tun Razak Exchange construction site in Kuala Lumpur.  Troubled Malaysian state fund 1MDB said it had defaulted on $1.75 billion in company bonds after missing an interest payment, heightening fears of a market-rattling bailout of the scandal-hit company. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

As first anniversary looms, MH17 families demand justice

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:56 PM

It s Ramadan and we feel the sadness

DAY OF MOURNING. A young boy lights a candle in commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Malaysian cartoonist defiant 'to the last drop of my ink'

Apr 19, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Malaysian political cartoonist says the looming threat of imprisonment will not stop his hard hitting caricatures

Malaysia PM’s step-grandmother on MH17 – report

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:41 PM

Malaysia s The Star reports that Prime Minister Najib Razak s step grandmother was on board the ill fated MH17 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine

RELATIVE, TOO? Malaysia's The Star reports that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's step-grandmother was on board MH17 that was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Philippines names mom, 2 kids killed in MH17 tragedy

Jul 18, 2014 - 3:22 PM

UPDATED A 54 year old mother and her two children aged 20 and 15 die in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash according to the Philippine government

DAY OF MOURNING. A young boy lights a candle in commemoration of the victims of Malaysia Airlines plane accident in eastern Ukraine in front of the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Philippines to check security along MH17 path

Jul 18, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The Philippines also vows to help in repatriating the remains of the 3 Filipino victims in the downed Malaysia Airlines flight

SHOT DOWN. Debris of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Photo by Alyona Zykina/EPA

Malaysia draws flak for jet crash announcement

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Malaysia draws criticism for announcing that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian ocean even before any wreckage was found

LAST LOCATION. Malaysia announces 17 days since MH370 went missing that the plane crashed at the southern Indian Ocean. Photo by AFP

Malaysian PM Najib predicts victory at polls

Apr 04, 2013 - 4:28 PM

The vote is tipped to be the closest ever

Malaysia forms Eastern Sabah Security Command

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:20 PM

The security command will be activated on April 1 following the appointment of Sabah Immigration Director Datuk Mohammad Mentek as its head

Malaysian soldiers man a security check point in Semporna, the new area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen in Simunul village on the Malaysian island of Borneo on March 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Standoff 'wake-up call' for Malaysia - PM

Mar 13, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Securing the porous border of eastern Sabah is a huge challenge for Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak says

WAKE-UP CALL. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Lahud Datu to inspect the security operations against Kiram's men. Photo from Najib's account on Instragram

'Moderation is the hallmark of all religions'

Oct 16, 2012 - 2:58 PM

The Framework Agreement is a historic document but it does not solve all the problems Rather it sets the parameters in which a lasting peace may be found

'Ink on paper not enough to bring peace'

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:47 AM

President Aquino the government and the MILF admit the Framework Agreement is just an initial victory

'MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.' MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim (second from left) describes the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro as the most important document in this chapter of the MILF's history. He watches the signing of the peace roadmap along with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and President Benigno Aquino III. MILF Peace Panel Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Government Peace Panel Chairman Marvic Leonen sign the deal in the presence of Malaysian Facilitator Tengku Dato'Abdul Ghafar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau.

Kris entertains Malaysian PM's spouse

Oct 15, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Kris Aquino entertains the wife of the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister

From Kris Aquino's Instagram account.