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    HE Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

    Last year, amid ongoing political turmoil and the pressures of COVID-19, Malaysia suffered its worst economic contraction since the 1998 financial crisis. With the prospect of snap elections looming and a Muhyiddin administration that appears far from secure, the country’s outlook remains shrouded in uncertainty.

    To update Corporate Members on Malaysia’s complex and volatile politics – and what might happen next – Asia House will welcome one of the central figures of the country’s political landscape, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, for a digital briefing on Wednesday 24 March.

    Mahathir came out of retirement in 2015 to spearhead the campaign that would topple the UMNO government, which was embroiled in controversy around the 1MBD scandal. His election victory in 2018 at the helm of the ‘Pact of Hope’ (Pakatan Harapan) brought optimism for change in Malaysia. But the coalition with his old friend and rival Anwar Ibrahim imploded in February 2020, leaving Mahathir’s second-in-command, Muhyiddin Yassin, and Anwar’s estranged deputy, Azmin Ali, to form the current National Alliance (Perikatan Nasional, PN) government.

    In this off-the-record briefing, Mahathir will share his perspectives on these dramatic events, as well as the political and economic outlook for Malaysia and the wider Southeast Asia region.

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was Malaysia’s Prime Minister for 22 years, between 1981 and 2003, and again from 2018 to 2020. He stepped down from the role in February last year.

    This digital briefing is held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. Find out more about Corporate Membership at Asia House.

    To register interest in joining the briefing, please email Edward Danks: edward.danks@asiahouse.co.uk



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