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Malaysia’s Mahathir backs new candidate for prime minister

06 June, 2020 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has thrown his support behind the chief minister of the Borneon state of Sabah as candidate to lead the country, a statement from Mahathir said on Saturday. Mahathir said supporters and allies had unanimously agreed at a meeting on Thursday to nominate Shafie Apdal, among … Read More


Malaysia swears in new prime minister as Mahathir forced outa

03 March, 2020 9:03 am 9:03 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad. The swearing-in capped a week of turmoil that began with Mahathir’s resignation in an apparent bid to consolidate power, … Read More


Malaysia, Mahathir, out, former interior minister, named, PM

Malaysia’s Mahathir out as former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin name...

02 February, 2020 5:58 pm 5:58 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in the battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king named former interior minister Muhyiddin Yassin after a week of political turmoil sparked by Mahathir’s resignation. The decision could again reshape politics in the Southeast Asian country less than two years after an … Read More


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Turmoil reshapes Malaysian politics with Mahathir role in doubt

02 February, 2020 7:47 pm 7:47 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia edged nearer a political turning point on Friday with uncertainty over the fate of both 94-year-old Mahathir Mohammed and rival-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim, 72, who have vied for power for a generation. A week of turmoil was triggered by Mahathir’s surprise resignation as prime minister, breaking an alliance with Anwar that … Read More


Malaysia, Mahathir, Anwar, new, showdown, turmoil

Malaysia’s Mahathir and Anwar in new showdown amid turmoil

02 February, 2020 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s decades-old political rivals Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim set out claims to lead the Southeast Asian country on Wednesday after Mahathir’s shock resignation as prime minister sparked turmoil. The struggle between Mahathir, 94, and Anwar, 72, who formed a surprise pact to win a 2018 election, has shaped Malaysian politics … Read More


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Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation in shock move, leaves government ...

02 February, 2020 11:41 am 11:41 am

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to the country’s king, his office said on Monday, leaving the government in limbo amid talk of forming a new governing coalition. The fate of Malaysia’s ruling coalition had been in doubt after weekend talks between some of its members … Read More


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94-year-old Mahathir’s dance video becomes viral on social media

02 February, 2020 5:02 pm 5:02 pm

PETALING JAYA (92 News) – 94-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s dance video became viral on the social media. According to the viral video, Dr Mahathir Mohamad lighting up the dance floor at a charity event is making its rounds on WhatsApp. In the one-minute video, Mahathir can be seen moving rhythmically to the … Read More


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PM Imran, Mahathir writing new chapter of friendship: Firdous

02 February, 2020 3:36 pm 3:36 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad are writing a new chapter of friendship, trust, cooperation and partnership between the two countries. In a tweet on Tuesday, the special assistant said that PM Khan’s ongoing visit to Malaysia is … Read More


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Imran Khan, Mahathir vow to further strengthen bilateral relations

02 February, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan and Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad held one-on-one meeting at Putrajaya and they expressed commitment to further strengthen bilateral relations. During the meeting, Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to build a strong economic partnership and work together on issues affecting the Muslim Ummah. The two sides agreed … Read More


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Will work together to address challenges facing Muslim Ummah, says PM

02 February, 2020 8:39 am 8:39 am

KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan expressed his commitment that Pakistan and Malaysia both will work together to address the challenges facing by the Muslim Ummah. Addressing a joint news conference along with the Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad, the prime minister said that impression of division between Muslim Ummah from Kuala … Read More


Sad, Imran Khan, able, attend, summit, Mahathir

We are sad that Imran Khan has not been able to attend summit: Mahathir Moh...

12 December, 2019 9:27 pm 9:27 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (92 News) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that they would have been happy had Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan attended the Kuala Lumpur Summit. Talking to 92 News on Saturday, he said that they are sad that he (Imran Khan) has not been able to attend the summit for certain … Read More


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King Salman, Mahathir review relations between two countries

12 December, 2019 12:02 am 12:02 am

RIYADH (92 News) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Tuesday received a telephone call from Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. During the telephonic conversation, the two leaders also reviewed relations between the two countries and opportunities of enhancing them in various fields. King Salman reiterated the importance of Islamic joint action … Read More


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PM informs Mahathir about decision for not attending Kuala Lumpur Summit

12 December, 2019 6:31 pm 6:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday informed his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Muhammad about decision for not attending Kuala Lumpur Summit. According to the sources, Imran Khan informed Mahathir about his decision during the telephonic conversations. He also explains the Malaysian prime minister regarding Saudi Arabia’s reservations. The sources also said … Read More


U.S,. sanctions, Iran, violate, international law, Mahathir

US sanctions on Iran violate international law: Mahathir

12 December, 2019 12:38 pm 12:38 pm

DOHA (Reuters) – The American sanctions imposed on Iran violate the United Nations charter and international law, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told a conference in Qatar on Saturday. “Malaysia does not support the reimposition of the unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran,” he told the Doha Forum, also attended by Qatar Emir Tamim … Read More


Mahathir, prime minister, prepares, APEC summit

Mahathir, world’s oldest prime minister, prepares to host his second ...

12 December, 2019 12:37 pm 12:37 pm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally launched on Wednesday preparations to host next year’s APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ago, but also flagging risks. The 94-year-old, who unexpectedly won a general election last year, has said he will stay on as … Read More