Mahathir: Next elections a do or die for Malaysia's future

Dr Mahathir Mohamad giving a speech after launching the four-party coalition Pact of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) election manifesto in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad giving a speech after launching the four-party coalition Pact of Hope (Pakatan Harapan) election manifesto in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur.PHOTO: AFP

Ex-PM worries for his country if Najib stays in power and govt continues on debt path

Former premier Mahathir Mohamad sees his quest to unseat Prime Minister Najib Razak at the upcoming Malaysian elections as a do or die mission.

If the incumbent leader is not defeated at elections expected within weeks, Datuk Seri Najib will become unbeatable, says his predecessor and now rival for the premiership, Tun Dr Mahathir.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Mahathir: Next elections a do or die for Malaysia's future'. Print Edition | Subscribe