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Mahathir: 'We have to go to the Chinese' for infrastructure

Malaysian prime minister changes course on Belt and Road

NEW YORK -- Accompanied by security agents in black suits, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad walked into the conference room, smiling at everyone. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Thursday, Mahathir shared his feelings on being prime minister again.

"I was the only 'dictator' that resigned," Mahathir joked, referring to critics who labeled him a dictator when he first held office from 1981 to 2003. The 94-year-old leader said he has returned to put Malaysia on the right track.

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