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Malaysian leader Mahathir, 93, feeling his age

Kuala Lumpur - Leaning back in his chair and admitting he is feeling every one of his 93 years, the world's oldest leader Mahathir Mohamad says his second stint as Malaysian premier is taking its toll as he grapples with everything from fending off China to paying do...

'Don't force' LGBT rights on Malaysia, new PM says

Bangkok - Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.

Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad said he expects to stay as prime minister for up to two years and vowed not to cut any deals to keep his predecessor out of jail for alleged corruption.

Mahathir party deregistered close to Malaysia polls

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian authorities on Thursday deregistered the party of veteran former leader Mahathir Mohamad, who is trying to unseat scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak at upcoming elections.

Malaysia's Mahathir in hospital for chest infection

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's veteran former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has been picked to lead an opposition bid for election victory, has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection, authorities said Saturday.

On the stump at 92: Malaysia's Mahathir woos key rural voters

- He may be 92 but Malaysia's ex-strongman Mahathir Mohamad has brushed aside the constraints of age to hit the campaign trail for upcoming polls, as he takes on scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak.

Malaysia's Mahathir, 92, eyes comeback in opposition he once crushed

Kuala Lumpur - At the age of 92, Malaysia's one-time strongman Mahathir Mohamad is again seeking the leadership, but this time at the helm of the opposition that he crushed while in power.

Malaysia's Mahathir named opposition PM candidate

Shah Alam - 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 probe targets resurgent ex-PM Mahathir: opposition

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Tuesday opened an inquiry into huge losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, a move the opposition says is aimed at derailing ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad's efforts to oust the government.

PM Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

Putrajaya - Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections.

Malaysia's Mahathir quits ruling party over PM scandals

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad announced Monday he was quitting the ruling party, saying it had degenerated into an organisation whose sole purpose was to protect scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Malaysian police to question ex-PM Mahathir over rally comments

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad will be questioned over statements he made at massive weekend demonstrations held to demand current Prime Minister Najib Razak's ouster over corruption allegations, police said Wednesday.
 

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