Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is approaching the one-year mark of his second stint as the country’s leader. Photo: EPA

‘Chinese by nature are very good businesspeople’: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s exclusive interview in full

  • In his first interview with international media this year, Mahathir speaks candidly to the South China Morning Post on everything from the US-China trade war to his scandal-tainted predecessor Najib Razak
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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is approaching the one-year mark of his second stint as the country’s leader. Photo: EPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.