Dr Mahathir not official
mediator for Thai south
Putrajaya : Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was never told to back off from mediating in the Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand as he was never made an "official" mediator. Malaysia Foreign Minister Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the Government was aware that the former prime minister had close contacts with the Thais and he was informed to make full use of this to help bring peace to the troubled region.
Friday January 26, 3:48 pm ET
Australia's Top Diplomat to Malaysia Says Ties Improved After Former PM Mahathir Retired
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Australia's outgoing ambassador says his country's relations with Malaysia have improved since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad quit because his successor is not preoccupied with bickering over whether Australia is Asian
on the attack in return
to political stage
Time is GMT + 8 hours Posted: 25-Jan-2007 10:23 hrs
Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim during a press conference at this residence in Kuala Lumpur, 10 January 2006, shortly after challenging his ex-boss Mahathir Mohamad to a court showdown in a suit launched after the elder statesmen accused him of being gay.
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