NEW YORK, Sept 29 2018 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today ended his five-day working visit to New York and left for London to continue the second-leg of his working trip to United Kingdom.
Dr Mahathir and his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, had arrived in New York on Tuesday (Sept 25) to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This is his first trip to the United States after returning to power in May.
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NEW YORK, 29 Sept 2018 (Bernama) – Just hours after delivering his address at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed that he has plans to shame the “big five” in the UN into surrendering their veto power.
The “big five” refers to the countries that are permanent members in the United Nations Security Council and have veto powers, They are the United States, Britain, France, Russia and...[Continue Reading]
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Bernama) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there is a need for United States President Donald Trump to be consistent, including over policy matters on Asia.
"Be consistent. If you want to fight us say you want to fight us. If you don't want to fight us and you want (us) to be friends, say so and (let's) be friends," the Malaysian prime minister, who is here for the United Nations General Assembly, said.
He was fielding a question on what would...[Continue Reading]
NEW YORK, Sept 27 2018 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is still looking at the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and has yet to make any final decision on the trade pact.
The CPTPP is a renegotiated trade deal borne out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) after the United States (US) pulled out from the TPP.
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NEW YORK, Sept 27 2018 (Bernama) – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is resorting to "private efforts" to bring back fugitive businessmen Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, from China.
The Malaysian prime minister noted that Kuala Lumpur had no extradition treaty with China.
"It's quite tricky for us to accuse China of hiding him, so we're trying to work out some ways or private efforts to get back Jho Low from China," said Dr Mahathir who is in New York...[Continue Reading]