Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia. File photo/Reuters
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad suggested on Saturday he may seek to stay in power after 2020.
Asked at the Doha Forum in Qatar if he would step down in 2020, he said he wanted to fix problems created by the previous government before resigning. He also said he could not guarantee who would succeed him as prime minister.
Mahathir promised on Dec.10 to hand over power to his anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim, in spite of new sexual assault allegations against him, and that he may hand over power after a summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries that Malaysia is to host in November 2020.
Mahathir was unexpectedly elected in 2018 as the head of a coalition government whose largest party is led by Anwar, 72, who has been jailed twice on separate counts of sodomy and for corruption - charges he said were political.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Tuesday attended the inauguration of Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah, as King of Malaysia.
Malaysia’s prime minister on Thursday criticised the “ridiculous” decision to charge three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Malaysia will continue using Huawei products “as much as possible,” bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the country’s prime minister said on Thursday.
It took place when a businessman, client of the bank decided to deposit an amount that exceeds Dhs2 million, and travel for a vacation to his home country for three months. Upon returning he discovered that Dhs1.7 million had been withdrawn from his account.
Fire teams from two defence stations were called in around 7:27am to be informed about a fire that blasted in a warehouse of highly flammable sponge materials, at Al Jurf Industrial area 1, Ajman.
As panic has been triggered across Pakistan after rumours that the first case of the NCV has been reported in Multan, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has declared it incorrect and misreporting by media.
Abu Dhabi achieved a new record in the sport of fishing, as the Abu Dhabi Grand Fishing Tournament for King Fish and Cobia announced the sale of a kingfish for $54,000, or some Dhs200,000, during an auction held at the end of the competition in Abu Dhabi.