A supporter takes a selfie with former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who is on bail awaiting trial on corruption charges. Photo: EPA

Najib Razak’s charm offensive an ‘abuse of free speech’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad

  • The Malaysian prime minister downplays a pact between Najib’s Umno party and the Islamist PAS
  • He says a PR campaign by his disgraced predecessor, who is on bail awaiting trial, proves the difference between their administrations
Topic |   Malaysia

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A supporter takes a selfie with former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who is on bail awaiting trial on corruption charges. Photo: EPA
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reviews an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. He is in the Philippines for talks with President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP

I’d side with rich China over fickle US: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad

  • Malaysia will make its own way in dealing with China’s rise and not take cues from Western scaremongering over Huawei and the belt and road strategy, says PM
  • He spoke to the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview, his first with overseas media this year
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reviews an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. He is in the Philippines for talks with President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AFP
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