Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya on May 19, 2018. (Photo: Ministry of Communications and Information)
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 19) in Putrajaya.
Mr Lee arrived at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya at about 11am for the meeting, and left at about 11.40am. He is the second foreign leader - after Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah - to meet Dr Mahathir since the Pakatan Harapan coalition won the election on May 9.
Mr Lee is also due to meet People's Justice Party leader Anwar Ibrahim who was granted a royal pardon earlier this week.
Mr Lee said in Parliament on Wednesday (May 16) that he would visit Dr Mahathir and tell him that he looks forward to working with him again for "mutual benefit".
He also added that he is on familiar terms with Mr Anwar, who is expected to take over as prime minister of the country in due course.