When Malaysia’s International Trade and Finance Minister Darell Leiking joins his ministerial colleagues at cabinet meetings, he finds himself looking straight across the table at the country’s nonagenarian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad.
“It is quite extraordinary,” the visiting minister muses over breakfast in Melbourne on Thursday. “When you consider that around that table are people who were imprisoned during his previous regime – I was one of those opposed to him. He has managed to bring us all together, to unite the country. And while the Prime Minister and cabinet have been rebuilding the nation, we have been tasked with rebuilding investment.”Read MoreSource : Financial Review