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Keyword: Mahathir Mohamad

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News & Analysis

Mahathir Acts to Clean Up Malaysian Politics

Waseem Shehzad

Shawwal 17, 14392018-07-01

Going after the crooks in Malaysia has exposed some unsavory foreign characters as well, including the Saudis.

News & Analysis

Mahathir is Back!

Waseem Shehzad

Ramadan 16, 14392018-06-01

The 92-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is back in power ousting his former protégé, the scandal-ridden Najib Razak.

Daily News Analysis

Mahathir Wins Stunning Victory in Malaysian Elections

Crescent International

Sha'ban 25, 14392018-05-11

Like a mad uncle coming down from the attic wielding a cane to sort out noisy children, Mahathir Mohamad has once again stormed Malaysian politics. At 92, the coalition he led, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), achieved a stunning victory against the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional (BN).

Editor's Desk

Defections raise Anwar’s hopes in Malaysia

Editor

Shawwal 14, 14332012-09-01

Are the political fortunes of Anwar Ibrahim, a former deputy Prime Minister who fell out of favour with Dr Mahathir Mohammad, about to change? Recent developments in Malaysia have boosted his party’s hopes.

South-East Asia

Sleaze clouds Mahathir-endorsed new prime minister

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

In the ongoing political drama that has played out over the last decade, more so since the opposition’s impressive gains in last year’s general elections, the government imposed a three-month ban on one of the country’s most widely circulated newspaper, Harakah, the bilingual voice of the Islamic Party (PAS), which now controls two of the five states the opposition alliance captured last year.

South-East Asia

Abdullah’s early exit and Anwar’s failure to take over raise the spectre of Mahathir’s return

Abdar Rahman Koya

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14292008-11-01

The creases from his predecessor’s seat had hardly settled when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced on October 9 that he would step down as prime minister and president of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in March 2009.

South-East Asia

Mahathir’s resignation from UMNO increases pressure on Badawi after election fiasco

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

As the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) growls like a wounded tiger about its setbacks since the general elections in March, former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim is almost like a vulture, waiting his chance to pound at the best opportunity he has had in more than a decade.

South-East Asia

Malaysians wait as government hesitates over election date

Abdar Rahman Koya

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14282008-01-01

As Crescent went to press, Malaysians were still awaiting announcement of the date of the country’s general elections, which had been widely expected to take place before the end of the year. They have been delayed because of a number of man-made and natural events that have shaken the confidence of the government of prime minister Abdullah Badawi.

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s judiciary exposed again, this time by a video-clip

Abdar Rahman Koya

Ramadan 19, 14282007-10-01

Nine years after he was dismissed, arrested, beaten and brought to the trial that displayed the utter corruption of Malaysia’s judiciary, former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, now a leader of the opposition, seems to have got something on a silver plate on September 19.

South-East Asia

Anwar’s return to politics worries government as it looks ahead to general elections

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 14, 14282007-05-01

Barely a month after he announced his intention of returning to the political stage, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister, is back in limelight. Since being released from jail in late 2004, he had been travelling around the world delivering speeches to academic institutions and thinktanks. Now he has promised to give the Malaysian opposition a shot in the arm.

South-East Asia

A letter from former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14282007-04-01

In last month’s issue of Crescent International we published an article about an anti-war conference convened in Malaysia by former prime minister DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. We received this letter in response, which we are publishing in full.

South-East Asia

Mahathir using his position and standing to target US policies

Kuala Lumpur Correspondent

Safar 11, 14282007-03-01

One has to look to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia, for a slap to the Americans once in a while. Many have dismissed him as suffering from “former president syndrome”: ex-rulers indulge in rhetoric and tell others what they themselves should do were they still in power. But in the case of Mahathir, one thing many of his enemies and friends agree on is that the man has a lot of stamina for putting up a good fight.

South-East Asia

Doubts over Anwar’s friends as he re-enters Malaysian politics

Abdar Rahman Koya

Shawwal 18, 14252004-12-01

Since his return on October 31 after undergoing spinal surgery in Germany, former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has been wooing large crowds wherever he goes...

South-East Asia

Malaysia’s new premier facing hard task following Mahathir

Abdar Rahman Koya

Shawwal 07, 14242003-12-01

Riding high after his speech at the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit in October, Malaysia’s Dr Mahathir Mohamad finally kept his promise by stepping down after 22 years in power. He seems to have followed the advice from his mother...

South-East Asia

The last days of Malaysia’s Mahathir

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14242003-07-01

It could have been yet another festival of tears for the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO), Malaysia’s ruling party, when it held its annual congress last month. That party-president-cum-prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad would weep as he has in previous years was taken for granted.

South-East Asia

Vacuum at the heart of the Non-Aligned Movement

Abdar Rahman Koya

Muharram 13, 14242003-03-16

What’s in a NAM? This was answered even before the so-called non-aligned countries, which constitute the Non-Aligned Movement, began their summit in Kuala Lumpur on February 24. For many heads of state who attended, it was a short holiday in the tropics.

South-East Asia

Mahathir’s reconciliation with Washington raises possibility of rehabilitation of Anwar Ibrahim

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Awwal 19, 14232002-06-01

There are no permanent enemies or allies in politics. Malaysia’s opposition front, dominated by the Islamic Party (PAS), which has joined hands with former UMNO members disenchanted with prime minister Mahathir Mohamad over his injustices to Anwar Ibrahim, are already feeling the winds of betrayal blowing.

South-East Asia

Mahathir moving Malaysia closer to being a US protectorate

Abdar Rahman Koya

Safar 18, 14232002-05-01

The Malaysian regime has engaged in a fresh round of arrests: another 14 people were abducted on April 18 under the Internal Security Act, accusing them of links with ‘Islamic militants’...

South-East Asia

Mahathir forms alliance with Jakarta and Manila to fight ‘Islamic militancy’

Abdar Rahman Koya

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14222001-09-16

‘President’ Yasser Arafat found his host cooler towards him when he flew to Kuala Lumpur late in August. In a change from the past, he was given a less-than-friendly welcome by the Malaysian regime, which was caught in the middle of a virtual war against Islamic militants, and had to downplay its reception to the Palestinian delegation.

South-East Asia

Mahathir eyes White House invitation as repression continues in Malaysia

Abdar Rahman Koya

Rabi' al-Thani 18, 14382001-08-16

The beleaguered Mahathir regime in Malaysia appears to have a knack for finding strategies that have unintended effects. In its latest campaign to silence the opposition, ten more people, including Nik Adli Nik Abdul Aziz, the son of PAS chief Nik Abdul Aziz, were abducted in the first week of August under the notorious Internal Security Act (ISA)...

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