May 16, 2018 / 7:34 AM / 5 months ago

Singapore PM to meet Malaysia's Mahathir on Saturday

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, will visit neighboring Malaysia’s newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday, his office said.

FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad attends a news conference in Menara Yayasan Selangor, Pataling Jaya, Malaysia May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Mahathir ruled Malaysia from 1981 to 2003. Last week, his opposition coalition defeated Prime Minister Najib Razak and the UMNO bloc, which has governed Malaysia for six decades.

Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Nick Macfie

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