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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the country's leader during the 1998 Asian financial crisis, talks about current Prime Minister Najib Razak's government and timing for the next national election.
Mahathir also discusses Europe's sovereign debt crisis and its implications for Asian economies, and the regulation of currency trading. He spoke in Tokyo on May 26 with Bloomberg Television's Aika Nanao. (Source: Bloomberg)
00:00 European crisis; borrowing beyond capacity 03:14 Greece's outlook; Malaysia's economy 06:43 Lessons learned from Asian financial crisis 09:13 Greece's potential exit, impact on Asia 13:09 Timing for next Malaysian election 18:14 Currencies: policies, trading, Bretton Woods
Running time 23:50