Ashran Gazi responds to media reports that say Dr M plans to abolish it.
Ex-Pm says DFTZ can create some 60k jobs and facilitate around US$65b worth of traded goods by 2025.
UPDATED 5.45PM | Bai Tian notes PM is the most senior still-serving world leader and a respected friend of China.
UPDATED 3.40PM | Wan Azizah says she asked PM this, and he said completing the lineup will take some time.
UPDATED 11.52am | The Alibaba group founder says the hour-long chat with the premier was a 'very good meeting'.
After meeting Dr M, Ma is expected to officiate Alibaba's country office in Bangsar South.
Democracy has been thriving since the era of Pak Lah and Najib, says strategic communications unit.
LETTER | It seems a crime, if not just plain racism, to accept only one race.
Cabinet's Hari Raya open house turns into an endurance test for the new PM.
The wanted businessperson had offered to drop his claim to more than a billion US dollars in assets.
UPDATED 3.46PM | Malaysians of all ages and races are eager to catch a glimpse of Mahathir.
This aside, he wants Malaysians travelling home to drive safely.
According to Shahril Sufian Hamdan, borrowing in yen exposes M'sia to currency fluctuations.
Dr M says there was a need to create opportunities for engineers to do things on their own.
The premier says this in an interview with Nikkei Asian Review, during his trip to Japan.
Japan PM says the Indo-Pacific region, including South China Sea, should be open based on rule of law.
Mahathir says the cost is lower and M'sians could avail themselves of Japanese education.
UPDATED 5.14PM | He says China has already extended an invitation.
UPDATED 6.34PM | He also disagrees that the council is overstepping its jurisdiction.
Apart from that, the Malaysian prime minister announces that the Look East policy will be rejuvenated.
PM says he is in the dark about a top-level reshuffle in the police force.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says high-speed trains are better if the track is longer.
The Malaysian PM says his government will be business friendly.
Former PM says re-implementing protectionist measures will only burden people with higher car prices.
MCA veep Chew Mei Fun points to PM's move to scrap or review projects linked to China and S'pore.
This is to determine whether it's feasible amid the current environment, say industry observers.
UPDATED 5.25PM | Ex-PM adds it also proved that the alleged charge sheet against him in mid-2015 was not real.
Dr M says M'sia is currently waiting for the US president to fix a recognisable policy.
The person who will succeed Muhammad Ibrahim has been identified, says Mahathir.
'Number one, he is the prime minister, and number two, I refuse to give a time frame,' he says in an interview.
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