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TPP must be renegotiated, says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir

Jun 11, 2018

TPP must be renegotiated, says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir

Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday. Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month ...

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

/ Jun 9, 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific trade pact

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. In an interview with Japan's Nikkei published Saturday, Mahathir said the trade pact — which includes Japan ...

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

/ May 21, 2018

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak. New Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad led a reformist alliance to a shock victory ...

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

/ May 16, 2018

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim was freed from custody Wednesday after receiving a royal pardon, transforming a political prisoner into a prime minister-in-waiting following his alliance's stunning election victory. Anwar, 70, was convicted of sodomy in 2015 in a case he said was aimed at ...