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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Ailing Mahathir Mohamad resigns as Petronas adviser

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kuala Lumpur Ailing Mahathir resigns as Petronas adviser Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s long-serving former prime minister, has resigned as an adviser to state-run oil company Petronas, giving up a position he has held since he stepped down as leader in 2003, media reported on Monday. Mahathir, 88, had resigned from the post effective on December 1, the pro-government New ...

  2. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    CIA may be withholding information about MH370, Malaysia's Mahathir says

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Mahathir asks if CIA hiding flight 370 truth One of Malaysia's most powerful politicians has suggested America's Central Intelligence Agency may be withholding information about missing flight MH370, and said the continuing search is a "waste of time and money". Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is 88, also said too much blame ...

  3. Ruling party members told to stay away from Mahathir

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Members of the ruling United Malays National Organisation have been ordered to ostracise Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's former prime minister and the party's leader for 22 years. Most of Umno's 3 million members were already limiting contacts with Dr Mahathir after he launched a barrage of criticism of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi. ...

  4. Malaysia's Mahathir worship nears climax

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... A crescendo of praise and acclaim, some of it decidedly manufactured, is being heaped on Mahathir Mohamad as his 22-year tenure as prime minister of Malaysia enters its final month today. ... Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who takes over from Dr Mahathir, launched a 10-volume compilation of the premier's speeches entitled Encyclopedia of Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Malay, ...

  5. Floodgates opened for Mahathir critics

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur After decades of fawning treatment, once-stifled critics are rounding on former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, following his criticism of his successor, ... for attacks on the former premier. The turnabout came after Dr Mahathir slammed Mr Abdullah for the abrupt abandonment of what was one of his pet projects, which he signed off on in the last days ...

  6. Abdullah to hit back at Mahathir

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, who is under attack from his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad for alleged incompetence and betrayal, will make his case on a nationwide tour. Mr Abdullah plans to refute Dr Mahathir's allegations in a move political analysts say will strengthen his hand in Malaysia. Dr Mahathir will hit the road to explain why he ...

  7. A brawler who won't quit

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysia's feisty but ailing ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 82, is back for one last fight, writes Baradan Kuppusamy Five years after retiring in a blaze of glory, at 82 and nursing an ailing heart, former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is back in a big way as leader of a growing rebel movement in the ruling Umno party. Ordinary Malaysians are unsure and divided over what ...

  8. Mahathir attacks heir for killing pet bridge project

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has openly attacked his hand-picked successor Abdullah Badawi for cancelling a pet project and accused him ... with Singapore- a decision many see as a slap in the face to Dr Mahathir. The severity of the former leader's reaction, political analysts say, suggests that the 80-year-old veteran is prepared ...

  9. Mahathir 'unafraid' of possible inquiry

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has re-emerged on the Malaysian political scene as a crusader to revive the fortunes of the battered Umno party, said he ... repeated the demands while accusing Dr Mahathir of corruption and theft of government funds. 'We need a full and through public inquiry into all his misdeeds,' Mr Anwar told about 20,000 ...

  10. Abdullah hits back with probe of Mahathir son's deals

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The escalating war of words between Mahathir Mohamad and his hand-picked successor as prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, has broadened to include the children of the two men, and in particular their business interests. Dr Mahathir last week accused Mr Abdullah's son, Kamaluddin, and son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, of corruptly benefiting ...




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