Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

  • Malaysia’s PM unveils ambitious anti-corruption plan

    Malaysia’s PM unveils ambitious anti-corruption plan

    Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP), an ambitious plan to make the country corruption free in five years. Mahathir conceded that introducing new legislation on political funding would be challenging, but said it had to be done to combat corruption. “Political funding is a…

  • Malaysia won’t give in to Indian demands over Zakir Naik: PM

    Malaysia won’t give in to Indian demands over Zakir Naik: PM

    Putrajaya (Malaysia) : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that he will not give in easily just because there were demands from India to extradite controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik. Mohamad said his government would always ensure that it looked into all factors before responding to any such demand. “Otherwise, someone will become…

  • Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as country’s seventh Prime Minister

    Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as country’s seventh Prime Minister

    Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad, who in a stunning political comeback led opposition parties to their first election victory in six decades, has been sworn in before the country’s King as prime minister. The ceremony at the official state palace in Kuala Lumpur ended a day of uncertainty during which rumours swirled that the…