08 Mar '11, 6am

You too? Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad releases memoir defending decisions made during his 22-year rule

You too? Ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad releases memoir defending decisions made during his 22-year rule

Former Malayisan Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (left) speaking at the Islamic Finance Conference, as Association of Malay Entrepreneurs (Kesuma) president Ibrahim Ariff looks on. Dr Mahathir has released an autobiography that defends decisions made during his 22-year rule. -- ST FILE PHOTO KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - FORMER Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has released an autobiography that defends decisions he made during his 22-year rule. Dr Mahathir was one of Asia's longest-serving leaders when he retired in 2003. His critics have long accused him of eroding key rights such as free speech and repressing democratic institutions such as the judiciary and media. The 85-year-old Dr Mahathir wrote in his 800-page memoir that he 'tried his best' but would leave it to 'the people of today and the future to pass judgment' on his legacy. The book became availabl...

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