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The Future of Asia 2022

Malaysia's Mahathir on Ukraine: Small conflicts 'grow into world wars'

At age 96, former leader shares unique perspective on history -- and longevity

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad shares his perspective on the Ukraine war at Nikkei's Future of Asia conference. (Photo by Suzu Takahashi) 

TOKYO -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine risks escalating into another world war, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warned at Nikkei's Future of Asia conference on Friday, calling for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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