Malaysia plans to reopen embassy in DPRK World

Malaysia plans to reopen embassy in DPRK

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that his country will reopen its embassy in Pyongyang, a move expected to end the diplomatic row over the assassination of a citizen of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Kuala Lumpur last year.
Malaysian PM calls for review of CPTPP deal World

Malaysian PM calls for review of CPTPP deal

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called for a review of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), saying smaller economies like Malaysia are at a disadvantage under its current terms.
Malaysian PM bans gifts for ministers World

Malaysian PM bans gifts for ministers

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on June 8 introduced a no-gift policy for ministers in the cabinet, as he vowed to fulfil his campaign promises and build a transparent government.
Malaysia scraps major projects World

Malaysia scraps major projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Klang Valley mass rapid transit line 3 (MRT 3 or Circle Line) project which costs between 40 billion RM and 45 billion RM, will not proceed, according to The Star.
Malaysian PM vows to cut down national debt World

Malaysian PM vows to cut down national debt

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced that his administration is taking various approaches to reduce the national debt from 1 trillion RM (251.2 billion USD) to 800 billion RM.
Malaysian PM vows to cut public debt, downsize government World

Malaysian PM vows to cut public debt, downsize government

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has announced that salaries of cabinet ministers will be cut in a bid to control spending as the government is facing a high-level public debt that now exceeds 1 trillion ringgit (around 251.5 billion USD).
Malaysia’s debt at alarming rate World

Malaysia’s debt at alarming rate

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the country’s debt has reached an alarming 1 trillion RM (252 billion USD), the New Straits Times reported.
Malaysia to remove goods and services tax World

Malaysia to remove goods and services tax

The Malaysian government of new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who pledged to abolish the Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the election campaign, has announced that the rate will be cut from 6 percent to zero percent from June 1.
Malaysian PM revamps anti-corruption agency World

Malaysian PM revamps anti-corruption agency

New Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad on May 14 announced a scheme to revamp the country’s anti-corruption agency while affirming his determination to investigate all alleged crimes committed by the previous government.
New Malaysian PM unveils core ministries of government World

New Malaysian PM unveils core ministries of government

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on May 11 announced 10 core ministries of the new government, the first move of Mahathir and his Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) to set up the cabinet after their victory in the general elections two days ago.