TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has invited Japan to partner Malaysia in the development of the Southeast Asian country.
The Malaysian prime minister extended the invitation in a meeting with leaders of major Japanese economic organisations here on Tuesday.
He said the new government in Malaysia which he led would be business friendly.
"We are not going to have too many bureaucratic hindrances or procedures that would deter foreign investors," Dr...[Continue Reading]
TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday held talks here with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
On arrival at the Prime Minister's Office in Nagato-cho, Chiyoda-ku, here, Dr Mahathir inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by Japanese security forces.
Dr Mahathir, who attended the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia here on Monday, is on a three-day working visit to Japan.
He leaves for home Tuesday afternoon.[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Cabinet members will hold an open house at the Seri Perdana complex here on the first day of Aidilfitri.
The Prime Minister's Department in a statement today said the open house would be held from 10 am to 4 pm.
"Members of the public are invited to the event and dressed appropriately. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the open house," it said.
Free bus service would be provided...[Continue Reading]
TOKYO, June 11 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man who crafted Vision 2020, now says that its aims would only be achieved possibly by 2025 or sometime earlier.
The Malaysian prime minister said the delay was due to the implementation of policies that were not compatible with achieving the aspiration of Vision 2020.
With only two more years to 2020, he expressed doubts about attaining a developed, high-income nation status by that time.
"Even if we work extremely...[Continue Reading]
TOKYO, June 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia feels that Tuesday's summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States will help lessen tension in this part of the world, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The Malaysian prime minister said it would also contribute towards improving relations between the countries of East Asia such as Japan, China as well as North and South Korea,
"We welcome the opportunity for the west to meet with the leader of North Korea. Any opportunity...[Continue Reading]