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Langkawi Malaysia elex Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Langkawi parliamentary seat, Nawawi Ahmad, said he was not afraid of facing former Malaysia Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in vying for the seat in Malaysia's 14th general election. (Photos: Facebook/Nawawi Ahmad, Reuters).

In her commentary, the writer questions whether the people of the island, that former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad nurtured and made into a ... Up till Sunday night, there were still some people who did not quite believe that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was serious about contesting the general election. Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad warned Friday elections next month will be the dirtiest in the country's history due to cheating by the "monster" prime minister, but insisted his opposition alliance has a fighting chance. Mahathir, who led Malaysia for over two decades, has ...
Most analysts say a high turnout will help the opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition, led by former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad Mohamad and his one-time nemesis, Anwar Ibrahim, who is nearing the end of a second, politically motivated morality conviction. Najib Razak in ...
Malaysia will have a general election in the next 60 days in what could be the most tightly-contested poll since the country's independence in 1957. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister - from 1981 until 2003 - is making a comeback. The 92-year-old is determined to depose ...

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian opposition party formed by former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), has been provisionally dissolved by the Registrar of Societies over its alleged failure to provide necessary documents. "We have been officially notified by ...
Is it far-fetched to think that the wisdom which comes with age came to Mahathir as an epiphany, writes Khoo Boo Teik. Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim had their historic meeting on 5 September 2016. Since then, much has been written on their reconciliation, Pakatan Harapan's formation, ...
In a story April 18 based on an interview with former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he was Asia's longest-serving political leader when he retired. He was one of the region's longest-serving leaders, but not the longest. A corrected version ...
FILE - In this July 27, 2002, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, right, wave to supporters during his 21st year in power anniversary celebration at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The wife of former Malaysian leader ... women
Although many Malaysians harbour mixed feelings about her husband, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali is both loved and respected. Marriage to a politician cannot be easy, especially one as active as Mahathir. Yet their marriage has proven both stable and enduring, despite the ... women
Saying that Najib enjoys the army and police chiefs support, Mahathir Mohamad decried what he sees as their compliance to Najib. The Former PM said Najib might fall to the temptation to remain in power by non-electoral means. In a recent posting, Mahathir said he sees this as a means for Najib to ... women
Malaysia's veteran former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has been picked to lead an opposition bid for election victory, has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, authorities said on Saturday. “Currently, Dr Mahathir is being treated in a general ward for chest infection following a bout of ... women
MALAYSIAN opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad has said that he would only need two years as prime minister to fix “problems” inherited from his predecessor. Speaking during a live video session on Facebook on Wednesday, former PM Mahathir said that he was confident he could “solve the problems ... women
In the front row of this banqueting hall atop a largely abandoned shopping mall in the city of Shah Alam was Mahathir Mohamad, the man who was the country's prime minister for 22 years. He joined forces with the opposition last year. Mahathir and his wife sat alongside people who were once their political ... women
KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian prime minister and now opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad says he will be prime minister for two years should Pakatan Harapan (PH) win the 14th general election. "I can't stay for very long. At the most, I can last for two years," said Dr Mahathir. At 92, he will become ... women
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said the government should have invited former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamed or Russian President Vladimir Putin if it wanted to invite a foreigner to the Independence Day celebrations instead of an English Prince. Addressing a news ... women

It boasts, among its top three leaders, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, former deputy prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and former Kedah chief minister Mukhriz Mahathir. The party has positioned itself as a Malay party. In an era where opposition parties are generally racing to become colour-blind ... women
FORMER MIC president S. Samy Vellu today let bygones be bygones and praised his former boss, calling Dr Mahathir Mohamad “a good man and good leader” during his tenure as prime minister. But the 81-year-old former works minister declined to comment as to whether Dr Mahathir would make a good ... women
Older women reminisce about Dr Mahathir Mohamad's term as Prime Minister with fondness yet feel that his alliance with old foes in the opposition has poisoned him and his party. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, it seems neither the Barisan Nasional nor the opposition offers a compelling choice. women
Rural support for Pakatan surges after Dr Mahathir named as PM Professor Dr Mohammad Redzuan Othman at a a forum on electoral re-delineation exercise. The Institut Darul Ehsan (IDE) chief executive says Dr Mahathir Mohamad's stamina could outlast those half his age. – The Malaysian Insight pic by ... women
Dr Mahathir Mohamad may be an enemy of the government, but he appears to still be a popular figure in nation's administrative capital, Putrajaya. Scores of traders and early visitors at a night market in Precinct 2 took turns shaking Mahathir's hand and taking selfies with him today as he did a walkabout at ... women
COMMENT | On December 30, 2017, at the Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Bersatu in Shah Alam, Dr Mahathir Mohamad issued an "apology," for all the wrongs that he had done as a politician. Professor Aziz Bari of DAP, speaking for himself, claimed that a mere apology cannot absolve Mahathir from ... women
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police on Friday (Jan 26) questioned Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, the 91-year-old wife of former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, over a speech she gave at a women's rally against “toxic politics” last year. This was the first time the soft-spoken, low-key medical doctor had ... women
KUALA LUMPUR: At 92, Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest person to be voted prime minister if he wins Malaysia's upcoming general election. But to do that, he needs to woo people in their 20s and 30s, the country's dominant: and mostly undecided: vote block. With the Southeast Asian ... women
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says as befits a dictator's wife, Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali is 'fond of pink diamonds and Hermes handbags'. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 17, 2018. Former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman, who served under Dr Mahathir, has openly stated that it was actually the King who ... women
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country's relationship with neighboring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his closest rival in upcoming elections. "We believe in good relations with our neighbor, with Singapore, and we've proven that we can bring tangible benefits to the people if ... women
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 15): He remains Malaysia's longest-ruling prime minister and was one of 20th Century Asia's most outspoken political leaders. Now Mahathir Mohamad cannot even meet opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, a former colleague-turned-rival. The two are back on the same side, but prison ... women
KUALA LUMPUR -- He remains Malaysia's longest-ruling prime minister and was one of 20th Century Asia's most outspoken political leaders. Now Mahathir Mohamad cannot even meet opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, a former colleague-turned-rival. The two are back on the same side, but prison ... women
On January 8, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad announced his intention to contest the next general election, due sometime before August this year. In an unprecedented political turnaround, Mahathir is now leader of the alliance of opposition parties bidding to oust the incumbent, Najib ... women
Choosing Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime ministerial candidate is Pakatan Harapan's strategy to win Malay votes, Khalid Samad said today. In a Facebook Live session, the Shah Alam MP and Amanah communication director said the country is currently facing an "illness" in the form of Malays who fear ... women
When it comes to being a world leader, how old is too old? Voters in Malaysia will soon have to ponder that question, after the country's opposition alliance selected former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to lead its challenge against Najib Razak, the scandal-ridden current Prime Minister. At 92, Mahathir ... women
KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was not allowed to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital on Wednesday (Jan 10) afternoon, with hospital officials telling the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman that they had received instructions not to allow him ... women
Methods such as gerrymandering, misuse of institutional tools, elite cohesion pacts, and malapportionment have been used to retain power in the past – including by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, just tapped by the opposition as their candidate. With that in mind, it's worth looking at what ... women
KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was not allowed to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital on Wednesday (Jan 10) afternoon, with hospital officials telling the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman that they had received instructions not to allow him ... women
Perlis Menteri Besar Azlan Man says former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad should accept people's criticism of his leadership. ... in particular, should erase their sentimental feelings for former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he has made the Malay party his enemy after helming it for 22 years ... women
Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition. The decision means the 92-year-old, a hugely divisive figure criticised for ... women
Malaysia's long-serving former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, has been chosen once again as a candidate to run for the top job, at the age of 92. On Sunday, he was picked by the opposition alliance as its prime ministerial candidate for a general election that must be called by August. Mr Mahathir ... women
7, 2018, photo, Malaysia former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, center, and Wan Azizah, wife of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, wave during ... KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime ... women
Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition. The decision means the 92-year-old, a hugely divisive figure criticised for ... women
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysia's opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from a coalition that has ruled since independence. The announcement ... women
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad maintained that Tun Salleh Abas' removal was prompted by the Agong's displeasure over a letter Salleh had allegedly written to the monarch regarding construction noises from the Ruler's nearby private home. ― Picture by Azneal Ishak. PUTRAJAYA, Jan ... women
Dr Mahathir thumbs nose at Najib's TN50 Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Putrajaya's national transformation plan 2050 is admission that the Najib administration has failed to achieve the aspirations of Vision 2020. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, January 3, 2018. women
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivers his speech during Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's first annual general meeting in Shah Alam, December 30, 2017. ― Picture by Azneal IshakKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may soon ... women
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that TN50 was meant to distract the public from the alleged failure of the federal government to deliver on his Vision 2020. — Picture by Saw Siow FengPUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad alleged today that the National ... women
I dare to swear on Quran I didn't order Salleh Abas' sacking, Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the firing of Salleh Abas as Lord President was triggered when the latter sent the then Yang di-Pertuan Agong a letter, complaining of the noise level from renovations being carried out at the Agong's private residence. women
PAKATAN Harapan will resolve the issue of who is the opposition prime minister at its presidential council meeting tomorrow, said coalition chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "We have not decided (yet) but tomorrow is the 4th and we are having the presidential council meeting. Tomorrow we will know (who ... women
JOHOR Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin today reminded people in the state not to be influenced by Dr Mahathir Mohamad's criticisms of the Forest City project in Gelang Patah. He said the former prime minister's allegations that the development involved land being sold to foreigners were not true. women
KUALA SELANGOR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he believes that the Opposition will be greatly helped by Indian and Chinese votes in the upcoming general election. The chairman of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance said the ... women
"That should be accepted and understood in a civilised society, for we do not believe in, and nor will we return to, the viciousness practised under a former leader," he said in an apparent reference to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In contrast, Najib accused the opposition of attempting to ... women


 

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