The former prime minister said Malaysia ‘has too many problems’ and indicated he would be happy to lead it for a third time ‘if I have enough votes’.
Since independence, the country’s monarchs have mainly performed ceremonial functions like swearing-in ministers or pardoning criminal convicts.
Scandal-tainted former prime minister Najib says his party risks defeat at Malaysia’s next election if it continues to back the current administration.
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah issued a fresh statement on Friday urging calm following a meeting with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim earlier in the week.
Analysts say prime minister solidified position to call – and win – snap election despite plan by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to oust him.
Lawyer Gopal Sri Ram has been the target of an affidavit from ex-attorney general Mohamed Apandi Ali, claiming he tried to get Najib arrested in 2018.
Mahathir, 94, vowed to seek his successor Muhyiddin Yassin’s ousting at every turn, scolding him for bringing back into power a corruption-tainted party rejected by voters.
Barisan Nasional coalition member the Malaysian Chinese Association is expected to clinch the seat for Tanjung Piai as disillusionment with the government grows.
Last year, the government said it had identified 113 laws to be repealed, amended or drafted, but critics say very little progress has been made
Analysts say the prime minister is throwing his weight behind Azmin, while simultaneously be trying to shore up his own party – and his son, Mukhriz, may become a key figure in the tussle over who becomes the country’s next leader.
The Malaysian leader says his aim is to help the ethnic group economically. Analysts spot other motives: hollowing out the opposition and thwarting his rival Anwar Ibrahim.
Just over a year after a watershed election heralded a new era for Malaysia’s democracy, dirty politics are back with a vengeance, sex videos and all.
Should PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim be worried about Malaysia’s new anti-graft chief? Ask the current PM, Mahathir Mohamad, who went against his manifesto to appoint her
As Malaysia marks the Pakatan Harapan’s historic election victory over the Barisan Nasional, critics say the prime minister’s second stint in power is beginning to resemble his first – when he ruled with an iron fist.
The United Malays National Organisation is undergoing transformation as it targets rural support base, but stacking leadership with ‘fighters’ ready for battle may be a risky road back to power.
As the May 9 anniversary nears, the new government is facing some old concerns, with opposition parties leaning to the right and finding many willing to listen.