Friday, 19 August, 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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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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