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Malaysia’s 92-Year-Old Former PM Returns to Politics to Challenge Country’s Leadership

Malaysia’s 92-Year-Old Former PM Returns to Politics to Challenge Country’s Leadership

Mahathir Mohamad was Asia's longest-serving leader before stepping down in 2003
Southeast Asia’s strongmen are looking forward to elections in 2018

Southeast Asia’s strongmen are looking forward to elections in 2018

Voters in Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia are all expected to go to the polls this year. But against a backdrop of increasingly authoritarianism in the…
Malaysians are routing cash and logistics support through Facebook so they can go home and vote

Malaysians are routing cash and logistics support through Facebook so they can go home and vote

As Malaysia heads to the polls today (May 9 local time), some voters will have beaten long odds to cast their ballots. Malaysians around the…
Southeast Asian governments almost never lose elections. Malaysia’s just did

Southeast Asian governments almost never lose elections. Malaysia’s just did

Malaysia’s ruling party suffered a shock defeat in yesterday’s (May 9) election, with prime minister Najib Razak ceding power to nonagerarian former leader Mahathir Mohamad…
Malaysia's brand-new prime minister is now the world's oldest elected leader

Malaysia's brand-new prime minister is now the world's oldest elected leader

Mahathir Mohamad, who came out of retirement to contest Wednesday’s election, led his opposition coalition to an upset victory.
Malaysia: hope is the biggest winner as power passes peacefully | Hari Raj

Malaysia: hope is the biggest winner as power passes peacefully | Hari Raj

Mahathir Mohamad’s victory is like Nigel Farage running for Remain. But it shows anything is possible in a country long racked by division and graftHow can you explain what has happened in Malaysia?
Ousted Malaysian leader Najib prevented from leaving country

Ousted Malaysian leader Najib prevented from leaving country

The former PM was not allowed to take a reported flight to Indonesia – and remains in Malaysia where he could face investigation for alleged corruptionThe ousted Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak,
Malaysia: Mahathir says Najib must 'face consequences' in corruption inquiry

Malaysia: Mahathir says Najib must 'face consequences' in corruption inquiry

The new PM fulfils a promise to investigate his predecessor, and seeks to heal decades-old divisions by appointing an ethnic Chinese as finance ministerMalaysia’s new leader, Mahathir Mohamad, said he
Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released from prison

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim released from prison

Pardon is first big success of the nation’s newly elected governing coalition, Pakatan Harapan, led by 92-year-old Mahathir MohamadMalaysia’s former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, jailed for
Malaysia: Najib Razak to face anti-graft investigators as pressure mounts

Malaysia: Najib Razak to face anti-graft investigators as pressure mounts

Former PM is under fire over alleged looting of state funds as police raids on his home force his wife to issue a statement denouncing media coverageMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has
World View: Malaysia Shocked as 92-Year-Old Mahathir Mohamad Becomes Prime Minister

World View: Malaysia Shocked as 92-Year-Old Mahathir Mohamad Becomes Prime Minister

Contents: Malaysia shocked when 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad becomes prime minister; Mahathir promises to reduce Malaysia's debt and China's influence
1MDB: Mahathir claims he has 'an almost perfect case' against former PM Najib

1MDB: Mahathir claims he has 'an almost perfect case' against former PM Najib

New prime minister alleges his former protege is ‘totally responsible’ for the embezzlement of billions of dollars of government moneyMalaysia’s new prime minister has claimed that investigators have
Former Malaysian leader Najib arrested in $4.5bn graft probe

Former Malaysian leader Najib arrested in $4.5bn graft probe

The investigation focuses on how the money went missing from the state 1MDB fundThe former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, was arrested on Tuesday, amid an investigation into how billions of
Former Malaysian PM charged with stealing $700 million to fund homes, jewelry and “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Former Malaysian PM charged with stealing $700 million to fund homes, jewelry and “The Wolf of Wall Street”

American prosecutors allege $4.5 billion was laundered and at least $730 million went directly into Najib’s pocket.
Malaysian PM Rejects Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Projects

Malaysian PM Rejects Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed announced the cancellation of two major infrastructure projects that were part of China’s international “Belt and Road” initiative, rejecting the projects as
Malaysia’s 93-year-old prime minister tells the simple secret to his long life

Malaysia’s 93-year-old prime minister tells the simple secret to his long life

The world’s oldest leader, Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, discussed his efforts to haul his country out of his predecessor’s crippling corruption scandal at a UN side…
Malaysia is surprising the world with its progressive policies

Malaysia is surprising the world with its progressive policies

In a week when autocratic governments seemed more emboldened than ever to flex their power, and Brazil, a major Latin American democracy, looks set to…
Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with byelection victory

Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with byelection victory

Comeback part of plan for the politician to succeed current prime minister, Mahathir MohamadFormer Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has won a byelection with a landslide victory in a
Pollak: George Soros Is a Victim of Antisemitism, and Also a Perpetrator

Pollak: George Soros Is a Victim of Antisemitism, and Also a Perpetrator

The media have decided that criticism of billionaire left-wing mega-donor George Soros is a form of antisemitism, ever since he was targeted by a mail bomb last week (which did not detonate,
Malaysia is seeking Interpol’s help to extradite the alleged mastermind of 1MDB

Malaysia is seeking Interpol’s help to extradite the alleged mastermind of 1MDB

The number of charges against Jho Low keeps growing, even if the fugitive financier is nowhere to be found. Malaysia today (Dec. 4) issued an…