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Singapore and Malaysia Terminate High Speed Rail Project

The administration of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who resigned in February, sought to cancel the project as the country grappled with debt and liabilities amounting to more than $249 billion, before settling for a deferment and a $11.4 million compensation fee to Singapore
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had at one stage estimated the project would cost around 110 billion ringgit for Malaysia(REUTERS)
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had at one stage estimated the project would cost around 110 billion ringgit for Malaysia(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 10:14 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

‘Remarks on French attacks taken out of context’: Mahathir Mohamad

The comments by Mahathir, a two-time prime minister, were in response to calls by Muslim nations to boycott French products after French leader Emmanuel Macron described Islam as a religion “in crisis” and vowed to crack down on radicalism.
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad whose tweet was removed by Twitter as it contained remarks “glorifying violence”.(AP)
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad whose tweet was removed by Twitter as it contained remarks “glorifying violence”.(AP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 11:43 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni

Muslims have right to kill French: Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad accused French President Emmanuel Macron of not being civilised and “primitive”.
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia.(Reuters File Photo)
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 12:59 AM IST
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India criticises Pakistan for hosting events on Kashmir with Mahathir, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Mahathir spoke at an event organised in Kuala Lumpur by the Pakistani mission last week to mark the first anniversary of the revocation of Kashmir’s special status and criticised India’s actions.
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.(Reuters)
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India initiates steps to reset ties with Malaysia following Mahathir’s exit

The Indian envoy to Malaysia, Mridul Kumar, met new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and foreign minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Monday – the first significant contact between the two sides since Mahathir’s remarks took ties to a fresh low last year.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin(Reuters file photo)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Malaysian king summons Mahathir Mohamad , who’s keen to become PM again

A failed bid by Mahathir’s supporters to form a new government without his named successor Anwar Ibrahim plunged the country into a political limbo.
Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday that he had quit to show he wasn’t power crazy and because he doesn’t want to work with the former corrupt regime that he had ousted in 2018 polls(AP File Photo)
Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday that he had quit to show he wasn’t power crazy and because he doesn’t want to work with the former corrupt regime that he had ousted in 2018 polls(AP File Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 11:00 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press

Malaysian King meets more lawmakers to end political vaccum

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah met with 83 lawmakers on Tuesday and is meeting the remaining 139 now to determine who they support as Prime Minister and if they want fresh elections.
The 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad resigned as premier and Bersatu chairman in what allies say was a protest of his party’s plan to work with the former corrupt regime that he had ousted in 2018 elections.(AP)
The 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad resigned as premier and Bersatu chairman in what allies say was a protest of his party’s plan to work with the former corrupt regime that he had ousted in 2018 elections.(AP)
Published on Feb 26, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Associated Press

Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir Mohamad submits resignation

The shock move followed 24 hours of political drama which saw an attempt by Anwar Ibrahim’s rivals within his own “Pact of Hope” coalition, which stormed to a historic election victory in 2018, and opposition politicians to form a new government.
Mahathir Mohammad, 94, the world’s oldest leader was appointed as Malaysia’s Prime Minister in 1981 till he retired in 2003. He returned to office in 2018 and had been serving since before he submitted his resignation.(REUTERS)
Mahathir Mohammad, 94, the world’s oldest leader was appointed as Malaysia’s Prime Minister in 1981 till he retired in 2003. He returned to office in 2018 and had been serving since before he submitted his resignation.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 24, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Agence France-Presse

Malaysia PM-elect Mahathir Mohamad softens India stance after boycott of palm oil

India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, last month imposed curbs on refined palm oil imports and informally asked traders to stop buying from Malaysia, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia.
India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, last month imposed curbs on refined palm oil imports and informally asked traders to stop buying from Malaysia, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia.(REUTERS FILE)
India, the world’s biggest buyer of edible oils, last month imposed curbs on refined palm oil imports and informally asked traders to stop buying from Malaysia, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kuala Lumpur | By Agencies

Pak steps in to ‘compensate’ Malaysia after India restricts palm oil import

Pakistan bought 1.1 million tonnes of palm oil from Malaysia last year, while India bought 4.4 million tonnes, according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.
This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Information shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan shakes hands with Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after a joint news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Malaysia's Ministry of Information via AP)(AP)
This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia's Ministry of Information shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan shakes hands with Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after a joint news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Malaysia's Ministry of Information via AP)(AP)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters

‘We’re too small to take action’: Malaysian PM Mahathir after India’s palm oil boycott

India halted Malaysian palm oil imports earlier this month after Mahathir Mohamad’s comments on Kashmir.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 10:39 AM IST
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Lagkawi, Malaysia | By Reuters

India tweaks rule for Malaysian palm oil after Mahathir’s CAA remark. He responds

India, the world’s largest buyer of edible oils, last week changed rules to effectively bar imports of refined palm oil from Malaysia, the world’s second-biggest producer and exporter after Indonesia.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters file photo)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Malaysia PM defends criticism of India despite palm oil backlash

India last week changed rules that traders say effectively ban imports of refined palm oil from Malaysia. The move came after New Delhi objected to Mahathir’s criticism of India’s new religion-based citizenship law.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters/File Photo)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad(Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Reuters

Malaysia PM Mahathir stands by criticism of India on Kashmir issue

Mahathir acknowledged his remarks at the UN had strained diplomatic ties between Malaysia and India, and described the current situation as a “trade war” between the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil and the largest buyer of the commodity.
India says Kashmir is a bilateral issue to be handled with Pakistan, and bristles at all references to UN resolutions by other countries.(PTI photo)
India says Kashmir is a bilateral issue to be handled with Pakistan, and bristles at all references to UN resolutions by other countries.(PTI photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India will replace Malaysian palm oil imports, says trade body

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad last month told the United Nations that India “invaded and occupied” Kashmir. Since then, many Indian buyers of palm oil have started shifting to Indonesian supplies amid concern that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will curb purchases of the vegetable oil from Malaysia.
A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia January 30, 2019. Palm is Malaysia’s biggest agricultural export, while India is its top buyer.(REUTERS File)
A worker collects palm oil fruits at a plantation in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia January 30, 2019. Palm is Malaysia’s biggest agricultural export, while India is its top buyer.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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Malaysian MPs vote to repeal ‘fake news’ law

It was the second attempt by the lower house to overturn the law after MPs voted to repeal it last year only for the opposition-controlled upper chamber to block it.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who ousted Najib at last year’s polls, was investigated for allegedly spreading fake news days ahead of the election. He was an opposition leader at the time.(Reuters Photo)
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who ousted Najib at last year’s polls, was investigated for allegedly spreading fake news days ahead of the election. He was an opposition leader at the time.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Agence France-Presse

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad defends Kashmir remarks that angered India

Mahathir acknowledged his remarks could be viewed negatively by the country that was criticised. He replied in the negative when he was asked if he expected any repercussions for Malaysia’s trade with India.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly in September, Mahathir had said that Jammu and Kashmir had been “invaded and occupied”, and that India’s action in the state was “wrong”. (PTI photo)
Speaking at the UN General Assembly in September, Mahathir had said that Jammu and Kashmir had been “invaded and occupied”, and that India’s action in the state was “wrong”. (PTI photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

No one wants Zakir Naik, troublesome for India too: Malaysian PM

The Malaysian prime minister’s new stand is contrary to India’s official position that PM Modi did raise Zakir Naik’s extradition and the two leaders decided to let the officials work on the details.
Controversial Islamic preacher and the founder of Islamic Research Foundation, Zakir Naik, addresses the media through video calling service Skype from Madina.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT file photo)
Controversial Islamic preacher and the founder of Islamic Research Foundation, Zakir Naik, addresses the media through video calling service Skype from Madina.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 05:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Narendra Modi didn’t ask me to extradite Zakir Naik, says Malaysia PM

Malaysia PM Mahathir added that Modi, whom he met in Russia during an economic forum earlier this month, made no extradition request for Naik despite an official notice from New Delhi, reports Malay Mail.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 11:47 AM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Indo Asian News Service

Watch: PM Modi meets Malaysian premier; discusses Zakir Naik’s extradition

PM Modi met Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe and Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Russia’s Vladivostok.
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times

Schools closed in Malaysia after toxic fumes lead to several falling ill

Residents first noticed the fumes wafting across the industrial area late last week and many people, including schoolchildren, started vomiting and developing breathing difficulties.
Emergency personnel help a student as she arrives at an evacuation center at Pasir Gudang district in Johor state, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.(AP)
Emergency personnel help a student as she arrives at an evacuation center at Pasir Gudang district in Johor state, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 01:59 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | By Agence France-Presse

World’s worst stock market is seeing signs of revival, but not everyone is optimistic

Overseas investors poured a net $84 million into the nation’s stocks last week, the most since late January, Bloomberg-compiled data show.
A market turnaround would be a boost to PM Mahathir Mohamad’s struggle to win over investors since his historic election victory a year ago.(Reuters File Photo)
A market turnaround would be a boost to PM Mahathir Mohamad’s struggle to win over investors since his historic election victory a year ago.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 10:04 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Abhishek Vishnoi

‘Our right to refuse’: Malaysian PM dims hopes on Zakir Naik extradition

The Enforcement Directorate has sought Interpol’s cooperation to detain and extradite Naik to face money-laundering charges. It has charged Naik with laundering crores of rupees.
Malaysia has the right not to extradite Zakir Naik to India if he believes he will not get justice at home, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.(HT File Photo)
Malaysia has the right not to extradite Zakir Naik to India if he believes he will not get justice at home, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 09:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Beyond our financial capability’: Malaysia to terminate $20 billion China-backed rail project

Malaysia will terminate a $20 billion rail project with contractor China Communications Construction Co., economic affairs minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said. The Cabinet decided the East Coast Rail Link project was ‘beyond the government’s financial capability’, he told reporters.
The decision was taken because the cost of the project was too high, Malaysian economic affairs minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said.(AP/Picture for representation)
The decision was taken because the cost of the project was too high, Malaysian economic affairs minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said.(AP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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Bloomberg, Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur | By Natnicha Chuwiruch and Elffie Chew

Malaysia looking for more evidence to act on Zakir Naik’s extradition, says Anwar Ibrahim

Kuala Lumpur is looking for more evidence from New Delhi before it can act on any request for the extradition of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said.
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik(HT photo)
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik(HT photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delh | By HT Correspondent

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week, likely to seek financial aid

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise the cash-strapped Pakistan’s dependence on an IMF bailout package.
The Pakistan foreign office said Imran Khan would be accompanied by a high-level delegation during his official trip to Malaysia on November 20-21. This would be Khan’s first bilateral visit to Malaysia.(Reuters/File Photo)
The Pakistan foreign office said Imran Khan would be accompanied by a high-level delegation during his official trip to Malaysia on November 20-21. This would be Khan’s first bilateral visit to Malaysia.(Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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Indian-origin ministers in Malaysia say Zakir Naik deportation shouldn’t be decided by ‘one man’

India made a formal request to Malaysia in January to extradite Zakir Naik, wanted by New Delhi for allegedly inciting youngsters to join terrorism and for financial irregularities.
Zakir Naik, a radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largely Muslim Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.(HT/File Photo)
Zakir Naik, a radical television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largely Muslim Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.(HT/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 11:51 PM IST
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Mumbai/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Zakir Naik thanks Malaysia PM for not deporting him, promises not to break any laws

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had said Zakir Naik will not be deported to India as long as the controversial Islamic preacher doesn’t create problems in the country.
Activists hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and Malaysian government, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Activists hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and Malaysian government, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 07:02 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India

Won’t easily give in to India’s demand for deporting Zakir Naik: Malaysian PM

Three days after meeting Zakir Naik, the Malaysian Prime Minister said his government would always ensure it looked into all factors before responding to any demand, according to a media report.
Activists hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Activists hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:50 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India

Malaysian PM meets Zakir Naik, ruling party defends decision not to deport him to India

The meeting between Zakir Naik and Malaysian PM Mahathir comes a day after the prime minister gave the clearest indication yet that the Malaysian government would not deport him.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia June 19, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia June 19, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 09:04 PM IST
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