VIENNA, Jan 22 2019 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that Malaysia cannot accept Israeli athletes as they come from a criminal country.
The prime minister said people who are undesirable to the country must be kept out and this included people suspected of being terrorists and the like.
"We don't want to have anything to do with them (Israel), including their people. If they want to compete in sports they can go to other countries. But for Malaysia, they...[Continue Reading]
VIENNA, Jan 22 2019 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said international cooperation is vital in combating corruption and crimes due porous borders where money can be easily moved from one country to another.
The Malaysian Prime Minister said Malaysia experienced this when funds were transferred from 1Malaysia Develoment Fund (1MDB) and laundered in the United States.
"We believe the IAACA is very important, because borders are now very porous. International cooperation also...[Continue Reading]
VIENNA, Jan 22 2019 (Bernama) -- The International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) today launched the Dr Mahahthir Mohamad Fund to help anti-graft officers who face risks in the line of duty.
The announcemant was made by IAACA president Dr Ali Fetais Al-Marri during his opening address at the 10th IAACA Annual Conference and General Meeting at the Vienna Intwrnational Centre here.
Al- Marri, who is also Qatar Attorney General, said the fund carried the name of the...[Continue Reading]
LAXENBURG (Austria), Jan 21 2019 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the number of corruption cases being reported is increasing after the new Pakatan Harapan government put in place efforts and policy to fight graft.
The Malaysian prime minister said the people and whistleblowers were no longer afraid to report graft cases since the government was now more open in receiving such cases.
"When we ask the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Comission (MACC) they said surprisingly the...[Continue Reading]
VIENNA, Jan 21 2019 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today welcomes more foreign direct investment from Austria apart from strengthening the bilateral relationship from the European Union country.
The prime minister said during the 40 minutes meeting with Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Sebastian Kurz at the Federal Chancellery here, the focus of discussion is on economic as Malaysia knew Austria had good industrial companies (to cooperate with).
"There is more...[Continue Reading]