Defanged Mahathir will not be easily forgotten

The father of modern Malaysia brought a pugnacious voice to the region and helped promote the moderate face of Islam.

Despite former Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad's intrigue-filled descent into political irrelevance, his contributions to his country and the wider region are not inconsiderable, says the author. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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And so, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will spend the rest of his days writing about Malaysia’s history. It will be interesting to see how he chronicles his own contributions.

Pitiable as his intrigue-filled descent into political irrelevance has been, they are not inconsiderable.

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