Mahathir Mohamad

  • Malaysia's Mahathir backs new candidate for prime minister
    KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Reuters): Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has thrown his support behind the chief minister of the Borneon state of Sabah as candidate to lead the country, a statement from Mahathir said on Saturday.   Mahathir said supporters and allies had unanimously agreed at a meeting on Thursday to nominate Shafie Apdal, among the early leaders who opposed the government of Najib Razak which Mahathir ousted in 2018, as next prime ministe
  • Malaysia's ruling party dumps Mahathir, dissenters
    KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Reuters): Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, a move widely seen as an attempt to consolidate power as he faces a possible challenge to his nascent premiership.   Mahathir, 94, had said he would seek to oust Muhyiddin from office for making a "backdoor arrangement" that brought back into power a graft-tainted party rejected by voters in an