Expect some jabs, but Dr Mahathir won't sour Malaysia-Singapore ties


Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, although noted for his testy relations with Singapore during his previous tenure, does not have the time to pick unnecessary fights with the island nation. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, May 31, 2018.

UNLIKE the old days, Mahathir 2.0 has little time to restart new confrontations for their own sake. Nor is the prime minister interested in reforms with a long gestation period.

With a short runway of two years in the top job, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has to focus on the twin domestic agenda of tackling Malaysia’s debt crisis and ‎reviving its institutions.


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