Prime Ministers of Malaysia
Southeast Asian countries must be united in the face of a trade war launched by US President Donald Trump, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said today at a high-level regional business forum, Reuters reported.
The meeting, not far from the Thai capital, is a co-event at the Southeast Asian Nations Association (ASEAN) summit, against the backdrop of tense US-China relations.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that led to his stunning electoral defeat three months ago.
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrives in court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on April 6 the dissolution of parliament for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for his ruling coalition, due to a massive financial scandal and a challenge from former leader Mahathir Mohamad.
Malaysia’s veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition’s prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.
Malaysia's veteran former leader Mahathir Mohamad returned from an overseas trip on Sept.9 saying he would comply with any police investigation into comments he made against Prime Minister Najib Razak at an anti-government rally last month.
Mahathir has led calls for Najib's resignation over alleged mismanagement and corruption at indebted state investment fund 1MDB.
"There's no more rule of law," said Mahathir Mohamad, the 90-year-old grandee who was prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years. "The only way for the people to get back to the old system is for them to remove this prime minister."
A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts headed Sunday to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-controlled east Ukraine, Dutch officials said, despite intensifying fighting in the area.
The team was able to travel following an agreement the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe made with the pro-Russian separatists, the justice ministry said in a statement.