[QODLink]
Riz Khan
Mahathir Mohamad
Riz talks to Mahathir Mohamad, the former Malaysian prime minister.
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2008 07:49 GMT

Watch part two

He was a champion of independence and a loyal leader to his supporters – and an autocratic ruler who sacrificed individual freedoms to his critics.

There is no denying, however, that Mahathir Mohamad shaped modern-day Malaysia - tackling everything from armed conflict and racial tensions to converting a farming society into an industrialized economic powerhouse.

On Thursday's Riz Khan we talk to former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. We ask the elder statesman how he views the future of his nation and its relations with the West.


JOIN THE DEBATE


Send us your views and get your voice on the air

This episode of the Riz Khan show airs from Thursday, December 4 at 1400GMT with repeats at 2030GMT on Friday at 0030 and 05:30 GMT.

 

You can join the conversation. Click on 'send your feedback', join our Your Views debates or email riz@aljazeera.net to let us know your views.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.