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Mahathir in His Own Words: On Markets, Islam and Anwar Ibrahim

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Mahathir Ousts Najib in Malaysian Election

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, incoming prime minister of Malaysia, ruffled plenty of feathers during his prior stint in power, when he governed the country for more than two decades.

While he steered Malaysia through the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s and presided over periods of strong economic growth, he was also a vocal critic of currency traders and institutions like the International Monetary Fund. And he was never shy about calling out other countries, including neighbor Singapore.