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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

Mahathir working hard to 'get rid' of 'dictator' Najib

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'Unfortunately he is not like his father,' former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says of current Prime Minister Najib Razak

DEMOCRACY. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad talks about democracy during the ASEAN Leaders Forum. Screenshot by Rappler

Forum led by Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir descends into violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Troublemakers throw shoes chairs and bottles towards former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad who is unhurt and escorted from the building

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

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Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Mahathir 92 has come out of retirement from politics formed his own party and joined forces with his old foe Anwar Ibrahim in an opposition alliance that aims to unseat Najib at elections due by 2018

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. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions – Mahathir

Dec 07, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Mahathir: He Najib is destroying this country he is bringing in racism very very serious crime has been committed

This picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaking during an interview with Agence France-Presse at his office in Putrajaya. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's Mahathir joins calls to oust 'thief' PM

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Time has come for us to topple this cruel regime ex Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad says during a protest against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

PROTEST IN MALAYSIA. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) speaks during a mass rally organized by Bersih 5.0 calling for the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2016. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 05, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Mahathir sparks a social media frenzy with a show of support at a court appearance by Anwar

SUPPORTING ANWAR. Malaysian's Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) arrives for a court appearance on September 5, 2016, in support of Anwar who was jailed again last year by Malaysia's current government on a controversial sodomy conviction. Photo by AFP

Malaysia's Najib spent 'millions' on luxury goods, election payouts

Mar 31, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Part of the money was reportedly spent at a Chanel store in Honolulu in December 2013

epa04454338 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (L) waves accompanied by his wife Rosmah Mansor (R) attend the inauguration of Indonesia's seventh president, Joko Widodo, at the Parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 October 2014. Indonesia's newly inaugurated President Joko Widodo urges Indonesians to unite and work together. Widodo said his government aimed to make Indonesia 'politically and economically independent' but acknowledged tough tasks ahead. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Opponents of Malaysian PM step up drive to oust him

Mar 27, 2016 - 10:20 PM

A coalition led by former premier Mahathir Mohamad is seeking one million signatures for a petition demanding Najib Razak s ouster

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) stands for the national anthem during a rally in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 27, 2016.  Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum said on March 27 they plan to present a petition to the country's Islamic royalty seeking the removal of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak over a corruption crisis. / AFP / MOHD RASFAN

Malaysia's Mahathir sues Prime Minister Najib

Mar 23, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Former leader Mahathir Mohamad accuses current premier Najib Razak of corruption and abuse of power

epa05226764 (FILE A file photograph showing Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak as he prepare to deliver his speech during an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 March 2016. Media reports on 23 March 2016 state that Mahathir Mohamad is to sue Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for alleged corruption in public office. EPA/AHMAD YUSNI

Malaysia cross-party alliance demands scandal-hit PM's ouster

Mar 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The historic alliance is led by former premier Mahathir Mohamad who has spearheaded calls to remove Najib over allegations of corruption and misrule

CORRUPTION CONTROVERSY. Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on November 5, 2014. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's Mahathir quits ruling party over PM's scandals

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED It is a party dedicated to protecting Najib Mahathir is quoted as saying

epa04218502 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, 88-year-old, speaks during the 20th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan, 22 May 2014. The two-day annual forum, hosted by Nikkei Inc., aims to bring together political and economic leaders from Asia-Pacific nations to discuss the future and development of the region. The forum is held from 22-23 May. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Malaysian police to question ex-PM Mahathir over rally comments

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Mahathir 90 electrified crowds at the demonstrations by tens of thousands in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday August 30 by calling for a sustained public push to topple Najib

HELLO, BERSIH. Malaysia's former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad (C) waves to protestor of a BERSIH (The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 30, 2015. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Malaysia PM reasserts command with National Day celebrations

Aug 31, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Influential ex leader Mahathir Mohamad causes a stir by attending the rally Sunday and urges a sustained effort to topple Najib

BERSIH. A Malaysian protestor waves the national flag while amongst thousands of protestors seated along the streets during a BERSIH (The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections) rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 30, 2015. Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Pressure rises on Malaysian PM as ex-leader backs protests

Aug 30, 2015 - 8:36 PM

Participants were electrified by the statesman s appearance

PROTEST. Malaysia's former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad (C) attends the rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 30, 2015. Photo by Ahmad Yusni/Rappler

Malaysian protesters rev up 2nd day of rallies vs Najib

Aug 30, 2015 - 1:24 PM

While demonstrators call for his resignation Najib denies all wrongdoing alleging a political conspiracy to topple him

OUST. Tens of thousands of Malaysians streamed into central Kuala Lumpur to call for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demand broader reforms, spurning warnings by police who have declared the rally illegal. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP)

Malaysian ringgit hits 16-year low over scandal

Jul 06, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Analysts say investors confidence has been shattered and unless the political issue involving Prime Minister Najib Razak and 1MDB is settled the ringgit could slide lower

Malaysia PM claims party's support despite mounting scandal

May 11, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Pressure on Najib Razak mounts over allegations of fraud and embezzlement at a debt ridden state owned investment company that he launched and still oversees

AIRLINE TRACKING. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak presents a keynote address at The National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 May 2014. Shamshahrin Shamsudin/EPA

Malaysian ruling coalition wins by-election by lower margin

May 06, 2015 - 11:40 AM

The May 5 by election was the first of two this week with speculation rife over Prime Minister Najib Razak s future

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, January 20, 2015. Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysia PM defends himself against mounting criticism

Apr 10, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Najib is under fire over a state owned investment company he launched now under 11 billion of debt and allegations of fraud and huge sums of missing money

NAJIB RAZAK. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a 2015 Budget review in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20 January 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA

Mahathir hits Malaysian PM over scandals

Apr 02, 2015 - 3:51 PM

The influential ex Prime Minister demands explanations from current PM Najib Razak in two highly sensitive scandals and warns the ruling party will lose power with Najib at the helm

INFLUENTIAL. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Malaysia’s Najib under fire at UMNO meeting

Nov 26, 2014 - 1:43 PM

No open rebellion but Najib faces a rebellion over Malay privilege

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on November 5, 2014. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for Internet censorship

Aug 02, 2014 - 12:36 PM

I don t care how sacred is freedom but I think the time has come for governments at least the Malaysian government to censor the Internet

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir in hospital

Nov 18, 2013 - 4:36 PM

Mahathir 88 is admitted to hospital with a chest infection

IN HOSPITAL. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Former Malysian Prime Minister, in a file photo dated 03 September 2004. EPA/Akhtar Soomro

Malaysian leader strengthens hand in party polls

Oct 20, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Analysts said Najib appeared to have held off conservatives for now

Ex-leader's son in focus as Malaysia ruling party votes

Oct 19, 2013 - 1:35 PM

All eyes are now on Mukhriz Mahathir 48 whom analysts expect will seek to protect his father s legacy

PARTY POLLS. Voters cast their vote during the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) party elections in Ampang, in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur on October 19, 2013. AFP/Mohd Rasfan

Malaysia's Mahathir steps out of the shadows

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Mahathir is 87 but has peeled back the years to step from the shadows and whip up support for the long ruling regime he moulded

Malaysia has own conspiracy theory

Mar 04, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Media reports say a Malaysian opposition politician invited the gunmen to Sabah

CONSPIRACY THEORY. Malaysian PM Najib Razik (L) wants to investigate if opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (R) 'invited' the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III (C) to cross over to Sabah. Graphic by Bobert Elyas

Mahathir: Shun currency trading, focus on 'real business'

Jun 18, 2012 - 1:35 AM

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticizes currency trading anew He told a recent Manila gathering that Asians should focus on real businesses that produce jobs and provide services

Mahathir warns vs 'too much democracy'

Jun 11, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Democracy works only when people understand the limitations of democracy itself