Mahathir, in Tokyo on his first foreign trip since winning a shock election last month, sought to revive the idea of an East Asia economic group which he said would be useful in the face of China's surging economic power.
"We have to deal with China whether we like it or not".
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he plans to start another national vehicle, after Proton's takeover by a Chinese company past year, reported Free Malaysia Today.
Speaking at the Nikkei Conference in Tokyo on Monday, Dr Mahathir pointed out that he was already the oldest prime minister in the world.
"But, now that America seems to become isolationist again, it's not in the position to demand that we do not form EAEC".
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Even before the film's release, Kaala has already done great business by raking in Rs 230 crore with satellite and music rights. Kaala is receiving positive reviews from quarters courtesy its hard-hitting plot and Rajinikanth's solid performance.
Speaking during a dialogue at the 24th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia said now that Proton was owned by Geely, it was no longer considered a national vehicle. "We will be friendly with China, but we do not want to be indebted to China".
At a separate dialogue with foreign correspondents at Japan's National Press Club, Dr Mahathir said in the 20-over years that Malaysia has worked with Mitsubishi Motor Corp, it has acquired most of the skills and technology with regards to the design and production of a new vehicle.
Malaysia had the skills and technology needed to design and produce the new auto, Mahathir said, but he added that some vehicle parts were very expensive and could be sourced from other countries, including Japan.
"Just imagine what would happen if Najib wins a court trial and he is found not guilty. then all the promises that we made, the bad things that we say about him will be questioned by the people who voted us in", he said during a dinner speech with Malaysians living in Japan.
"But of course, I don't know how long I myself will last", he said, adding that in two years' time he would be 95 years old.
A Taliban spokesman claimed its fighters killed 35 soldiers and captured six others besides seizing military vehicles and weapons. More than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in 2017, down nine percent from the previous year, United Nations figures show.
Unfortunately, it looks as if the skill is now only available in the United States version of the Amazon Alexa Skills store. But perhaps the most intriguing launch was initially a joke: an Alexa modified version of Elder Scrolls.
Importantly, this discovery could help scientists understand how these types of planets form so close to their host star. Even more, the scientists calculated that the planet completes a full orbit around its star in only about 20 Earth days.
Poundworld is preparing to appoint administrators as the struggling discount chain makes a last ditch attempt to avoid collapse. Losses for the financial year 2016-17 were £17.1million, up from £5.4million the year before.
Wireless charging is one of the features you will find in high-end flagships from the big names in the industry. We can expect Google to comment on the development not before the Pixel launch sometime later this year.
The world No 1 lived up to his billing as the heavy favourite with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over surprise finalist Anderson. Unlike past year - when those first few games realistically settled things - Thiem bounced back, breaking straight away.
The first thing she told me was the things I needed to improve - she felt the mascara was smudged and it really bothered her. But my character is different from hers. "You can't wear anything on your face.' That's all she told me, but she was happy".
Poundworld's possible collapse comes after both Toys R Us and Maplin both fell into administration earlier this year. The appointment of Deloitte as administrators leaves the future of five stores in the county hanging in the balance.
For the rest 30 percent that were compromised, the firm said two-thirds of them are now frozen - that include NPXS, ATX, NPER. Tron, which is one of cryptocurrencies hacked this time, dropped 16.12 percent to 52 won.
Detained immigrant takes his own life in Texas jail cell
Honduran migrant Marco Antonio Munoz, 39, reportedly killed himself in a Texas jail after being separated from his family. Representatives from the Starr County Sheriff's Office did not return multiple calls and emails for comment on Saturday.
Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts port to 629 rescued migrants
Right-wing politicians have accused charity boats operating off the coast of Libya of operating as "taxis" for migrants . The BBC reports that among those on board are "123 unaccompanied minors, 11 younger children and seven pregnant women".
Trump and Kim meet where fantasy castle built on the hill
In a statement, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said "The president is well-prepared for tomorrow's engagement with Chairman Kim". North Korea wants a staged approach to dismantling its nuclear weapons program and a security guarantee from the U.S. in return.
Reggae Artist, Ras kimono Is Dead
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Why Italy has closed its ports to a migrant rescue ship
Italy's new interior minister has refused to let 600 migrants disembark in Italy, leaving rescue ship in limbo in Mediterranean. That stance "confirms the latest unwillingness of Malta and, thus, of Europe, to intervene and take care of the emergency".