Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters
Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters

Why Mahathir Mohamad can't keep out of Malaysian politics

The man who for 22 years shaped the modern Malaysian state tells Chris Wright about his disillusionment with his successors, why he feels he has to intervene, and the perils of a free press

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Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters
Mahathir Mohamad, at the International Conference on The Future of Asia, in Tokyo, in May. Photos: AP; AFP; Reuters
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