Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicMahathir Mohamad

Topic: Mahathir Mohamad

Ex-Malaysian PM Mohamad says Muslims have right to ‘kill French’, slams ‘primitive’ Macron

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad posted a series of comments on Twitter, saying France had massacred Muslims in the past, and Muslims had a right to be angry.

Key Malaysia party threatens to leave ruling bloc unless it gets better terms

The United Malays National Organisation's statement adds another twist to Malaysia’s political drama, which has seen many factions jockey for power after ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad resigned.

How a $7 billion dispute helped topple Mahathir’s ‘New Malaysia’

Mahathir's proposals to reduce living costs, a key part of 'New Malaysia' that had propelled the bloc’s win, was met with growing discontent in his coalition party.

Fresh out of power, Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir plots a comeback

Former PM Mahathir is planning an urgent confidence vote, as he has the backing of 114 lawmakers - enough for a majority in Malaysia’s 222-member parliament.

Pakistanis have nothing to celebrate on Kashmir Solidarity Day except discounts on clothes

The real winner of the Kashmir Solidarity Day is the common Pakistani who sees this day for what it is. A holiday in the middle of the week.

Avoid buying palm oil from Malaysia, Indian processors group tells members

New Delhi: The trade spat between India, the world’s biggest palm buyer, and Malaysia seems to be escalating, with an influential processors’ group in...

Pizza dough to lipstick to biodiesel — India needs Malaysia’s palm oil but traders wary now

Malaysian prime minister had ticked off New Delhi after saying India ‘invaded’ Kashmir, prompting India to threaten palm oil restrictions.

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad closes the book on the boom he launched

Mohamad has finally conceded that Vision 2020, his demanding scheme launched in 1991 to propel Malaysia to an industrial powerhouse, has failed.

Modi did not ask for Zakir Naik’s extradition, says Malaysian PM Mahathir

Rebutting Malaysian PM's claim, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said India had also sent a request to extradite Zakir Naik in January 2018.

Modi discusses Zakir Naik’s extradition, Kashmir issue with Malaysia PM

Prime Minister Modi held talks with Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on the margins of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.