Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in London to address concerned Malaysians. His talk was called Â “Malaysia in the World Today”
Place: Macmillan Hall, University of London, Senate House, London
Time: 6.15 pm, Wednesday 21 September 2016
Please note: The times are approximate.. Just play around with the timings (+/-) if you want to hear Mahathir’s response to a particular question.
00.00-Introduction by Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute, & Deputy Dean of the School
02:48- Wan Saiful of IDEAS Introduction
05:24 – Dr Mahathir main speech
21:01 – Dr Mahathir Q&A session begins
21:43 Question 1: Common interest with Anwar Ibrahim
23:04 – Q2 Vision 202 and High Income Nation
25:36. Q3. Our role to combat the situation in Malaysia
27:14 – Q4 Overview of the economy and how to attract Foreign Investment
30:14 – Q5 Foreign Relations with Asean, US and China
32:57 – Q6 Are you an untouchable?
34:09 – Q7 Would you have done anything differently?
37:19 – Q8 Mahathir’s Track Record and how he planted the seeds of the problem today
43:03 – Q9 Did you resign too soon?
44:15 – Q10 How do you see the Islamic world and the OIC?
46:26 – Q11 Government using religious hardliners to justify their actions
48:42 – Q12. Are you impressed by Rosmah’s diamonds?
50:04 – Q13. ??? (If you can decipher what was said, I would be grateful for the information)
52:05 – Q14. Vision 2020 and Education
54:32 – Q15. Vision of reform and separating the portfolios of Finance Minister and the PM
58:23 – Q16 Is the Opposition ready to govern. What happens if they fail to win? (includes Mahathir’s comment on the 2PMs he chose)
01:01:16 Q17. Do people accept corruption?
01:05:27. Q18. How did Malaysia help the Commonwealth, and vice-versa?
01:07:44 – Q19. Role of Civil Societies & Will Bersatu evolve into a party which is multiracial and multi religious in outlook?
01:11;58 – Q20 Where do I join Bersatu? What privileges will I get?
01:17:21 – Q21. Race based parties & Shifting to a Community-Centri type of governance
01:19:36. Q&A session ends
02:19:46 – Closing remarks and expression of thanks from the Deputy Dean.