Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: APMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: AP
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
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Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

As Mahathir gets set to host his second Apec summit, will it be a defining moment for his legacy at home and abroad?

  • Just like in 1998, the world economy is not in great shape, a US president has been impeached and Mahathir is hosting an Apec summit. This time, he appears more convinced of the forum’s value and is set to take a hands-on approach in shaping its post-2020 vision

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: APMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: AP
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) and Hong Kong’s then chief executive Tung Chee-hwa wave on arrival at the Apec leaders’ retreat at Cyberjaya, south of Kuala Lumpur, on November 17, 1998. Mahathir is set to host another Apec summit in 2020. Photo: AP
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