12 May '18, 2am

PM Lee and Trump among leaders congratulating Mahathir

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was among several leaders who congratulated Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who was sworn in on Thursday. PM Lee spoke to Tun Dr Mahathir over the phone yesterday, and said in a Facebook post after their call: "He was busy meeting people for his Cabinet appointments!" Mr Lee shared a photo of the both of them taken nearly 20 years ago, which shows him and Dr Mahathir at the Hari Raya Open House in Johor Baru in December 2001. PM Lee said that he wished Dr Mahathir and his government all the best, and that he hopes to be able to catch up with Dr Mahathir in person, either in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, very soon. Dr Mahathir was sworn in as Malaysia's seventh prime minister on Thursday night, a day after his Pakatan Harapan coalition delivered a shock win at the Malaysia election, ending the six-decade rule by former premier Najib R...

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