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

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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.


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