Mergawati Zulfakar

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24 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

A man with a plan

When he was appointed Entrepreneur Development Minister under the Pakatan Harapan Government, not much was known of the Alor Gajah MP. The 62-year-old trained engineer spoke to MERGAWATI ZULFAKAR recently about his big vision of creating highly competitive entreprenuers and how he was one of the earliest members to shape up Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Miti to implement policies to grow M'sian economy and industry

PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) will announce a trade policy and roll out Industry 4.0 initiatives to drive the manufacturing sector and economic growth. The ministry will also consolidate incentives dished out by various investment promotion agencies under a single body to harmonise the various goodies given to industries to establish operations in the country

Deputy minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said the international trade policy would look at the strength of Malaysia in terms of being able to export to certain countries and that a deep diagnostic survey of the top 15 countries Malaysia exports to has been done. “As and when the policy is ready to be announced or at least portion of it, the minister will announce,” he told StarBiz in an interview
11 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

When two ministers collide

A turf war is brewing between the Entrepreneur Development Ministry and the International Trade and Industry Ministry.

In the open: Leiking (left) and Mohd Redzuan.
27 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Getting help from the civil service

A FEW days after he returned to Putrajaya as Prime Minister, one of the first groups Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called to meet was the secretaries-general of the ministries.

17 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Many seek out grand old statesman of Asean

AT the end of his visit after attending a series of meetings at the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was casually asked how he managed to cope with the punishing two-day schedule.

All smiles: Dr Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali posing for a photo with Putin in Singapore.
16 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

The pressure is on Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi continued to be under the spotlight over the mistreatment of the Rohingya Muslims as Asean leaders met their counterparts in a series of meetings held here.

Sharing views: Dr Mahathir discussing matters with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. — Bernama
15 Nov 2018 | 2:23 PM

Dr M: Equanimity belongs to M'sia but it's too luxurious

SINGAPORE: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says that luxury yacht the Equanimity belongs to Malaysia and the government can put it anywhere.

15 Nov 2018 | 1:46 PM

Australia yet to finalise relocation of embassy to Jerusalem, says Dr M

SINGAPORE: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has told Australia its proposed relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem is as good as recognising Israeli's act of terrorism against Palestinians.

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15 Nov 2018 | 11:54 AM

Pence agrees with Dr M on identifying root causes of terrorism

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and US vice-president Mike Pence spent a few minutes exchanging notes after the Asean-US summit here on Thursday (Nov 15).

15 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Myanmar pressed to resolve Rohingya crisis

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not mince his words when he raised the Rohingya’s plight at a plenary session among Asean leaders on Tuesday night.