PORT MORESBY (Papua New Guinea), Nov 18 2018 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad ended the last day of his stay here today by visiting the Hohola Mosque, the first purpose-built mosque in this country.
Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the Malaysian prime minister was instrumental in the building of the mosque in 2001 on a piece of land donated by the government of Papua New Guinea to a local Islamic society.
Speaking to Malaysian media, he said the seed money for...[Continue Reading]
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Nov 17 2018 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will continue to fight for free trade that is fair in order to protect the interests of developing nations, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said it was not strange that developed nations wanted the continuation of free trade or a globalised world because these ideas originated from them and were influenced by multinational corporations that owned a lot of products.
“If we want to enter the...[Continue Reading]
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, Nov 17 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says fairer and more genuine cooperation between developed and developing nations could help APEC member states to deal with disruption.
He stressed that only with a "win-win" concept among APEC members can the region chart a common and inclusive future in the Age of Disruption.
"We have gone too far in free trade and economic integration to let them go under in this age of...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) -- The government is mulling with the idea of cryptocurrency, especially on the role it might replace, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
"It is her opinion. (But) We are starting it, anyway," he said when asked about International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde's remarks on the possibility of central banks around the world considering issuing digital currency.
Various central banks around the world are seriously...[Continue Reading]
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a bilateral meeting with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on the sidelines of the 33th ASEAN Summit here today.
This is their first bilateral meeting although both had shared the platform during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September this year.
Putrajaya and Wellington enjoy 61 years of bilateral relationship and have a Free Trade Agreement that was signed in...[Continue Reading]