October 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Mahathir, 95, sparked widespread outrage when he wrote on his blog Thursday that "Muslims have a right to be angry and kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past."
October 30, 2020 10:06 am
"Since you have blamed all Muslims and the Muslims' religion for what was done by one angry person, the Muslims have a right to punish the French," he said.
September 04, 2020 5:04 pm
In August, Mahathir formed the Pejuang (Fighters) party, months after his reformist government was ousted in a political coup and he was sacked from his own party.AP
August 08, 2020 10:15 pm
"I had chosen to speak out despite being aware of the potential backlash. To my mind, keeping quiet is not an option," Mahathir Mohamad said.
July 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Voting later showed the government secured 111 votes, against 109 for the opposition, with one absent and another unaccounted for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.