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Mahathir Mohamad


Former Malaysian PM Mahathir and supporters removed from ruling party

May 28, 2020 9:43 pm

In a letter circulated widely on social media, the party stated that Mahathir automatically ceased to be a member after he made a show of rejecting Muhyiddin's leadership as prime minister and party president by sitting with the opposition when parliament met last week.

Malaysia's Muhyiddin sworn in as PM amid crisis, Mahathir fights on

March 01, 2020 9:14 am

The swearing-in capped a week of turmoil that began with Mahathir's resignation in an apparent bid to consolidate power, but ended with him sidelined and complaining of betrayal after decades dominating Malaysian politics.

Malaysia's Mahathir seeks urgent parliament session on PM

March 01, 2020 8:53 am

Calling for the urgent parliament session, Mahathir said all 114 members of parliament who he says currently support him would do so again if it came to a vote.

Mahathir in driver’s seat again to pick new Malaysia leader

February 25, 2020 4:49 pm

While the outcome of the power struggle is unclear, the events mark another twist in the decades-long rivalry between Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim. The distrust between them dates back to the 1990s, when Anwar was ousted from Mahathir’s cabinet and arrested for sodomy.

Explained: As Mahathir Mohamad resigns, what next in Malaysia

February 25, 2020 1:28 pm

The political intrigue could bring fresh tumult to Malaysia, and deter investors looking for stability at a time when the global coronavirus epidemic and trade wars are hurting growth.

Pakistan pledges to buy more Malaysian palm oil to compensate for India's withdrawal

February 05, 2020 10:59 am

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that he discussed palm oil with Khan who was on a visit to Malaysia and that Pakistan had indicated it would import more from Malaysia.

India’s imports of palm oil — dynamics of the trade with Malaysia

January 29, 2020 9:29 am

While curbing oil imports has been under discussion since the Budget presented in July 2019, the move has been construed as retaliation against Malaysia’s PM, who has criticised India’s internal policy decisions.

Malaysia to buy more Indian sugar to resolve palm oil spat: report

January 23, 2020 11:30 am

India is the world's biggest sugar producer but is struggling with a surplus. Its exports are expected to rise to a record 5 million tonnes for the 2019/20 season.

Malaysia talks to India over palm curbs as wider trade spat looms: report

January 16, 2020 1:44 pm

India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week placed curbs on imports of refined palm oil and has informally asked traders to stop importing all kinds of palm oil from Malaysia, the world's second-biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia.

CAA row: Malaysia's PM says 'concerned' about palm oil boycott but will speak against 'wrong things'

January 14, 2020 1:10 pm

"If we allow things to go wrong and think only about the money involved, then I think a lot of wrong things will be done, by us and by other people," Malaysia PM said. India had objected to Mahathir's criticism of CAA.