Malaysian PM Mahathir welcomes Trump-Kim meeting
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (June 11) at an international seminar in Tokyo, he welcomed the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Mahathir, 92, became premier for the second time last month after Malaysians, angered over accusations of massive corruption, voted out a coalition that had led the country for the six decades since independence.
On his first foreign trip since the election, Mahathir said at a news conference that different economies needed different rules in order to compete fairly with giants such as the United States and China.
Mahathir’s visit to Japan is seen as a sign of Malaysia‘s move away from China, which contentiously pumped billions of dollars into the scandal-tainted administration of ousted leader Najib Razak