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Mahathir proposes Malaysia unity govt after resignation

Mahathir proposes Malaysia unity govt after resignation

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday proposed forming a unity government in his first public comments since his shock resignation as prime minister plunged the country into turmoil. Political factions have been jockeying for position after a bloc of ruling coalition lawmakers and opposition parties attempted to form a new government and stop the rise of […]

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a move analysts said appeared to be an effort to form a new coalition and block the succession of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The shock move followed weekend political drama that saw an attempt by Anwar’s rivals within his own “Pact of Hope” coalition — which stormed to […]

South Korea, Malaysia, France demand entry ban for Chinese travellers

South Korea, Malaysia, France demand entry ban for Chinese travellers

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Korea, Malaysia and France, on Wednesday signed online petitions aimed at banning Chinese travellers from entering their countries after the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China. In South Korea, over half a million people supported a petition which had been posted on the website of the president’s […]

Malaysia: Mahatir Mohamed suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020

Malaysia: Mahatir Mohamed suggests he could stay in office beyond 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday he may seek to stay in power after 2020, just four days after he promised to make way for his anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim. Asked at the Doha Forum in Qatar if he would step down in 2020, the world’s oldest prime minister said he wanted to […]