Mahathir Mohamad

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: AFP

Malaysian PM was ahead of his time

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is having the last laugh. Rather than going cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund, the former prime minister of Malaysia was called an idiot, an ignoramus and a pariah for introducing capital controls during the Asian financial crisis. Now look what's happening in Europe, especially with the latest rescue of Cyprus' banking system.

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