(MalaysiaKini) World renowned financial investor and philanthropist George Soros will be making his first visit to Malaysia this week and has hinted that he may meet his nemesis, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“We have had an exchange of letters and a personal meeting is planned if his health permits,” Soros told malaysiakini in an exclusive email interview, referring to Mahathir's heart attack last month.
Soros, 76, is scheduled to address Malaysia’s London School of Economics Alumni Society on Friday in Kuala Lumpur.
“The Malaysian LSE Alumni society had invited me in the past. Since I am an LSE alumnus and planned to travel to the region, I decided to take them up on their offer,” he said.
This will be Soros’ first visit to Malaysia despite having traveled to Southeast Asia a number of times before.
While in Malaysia, Soros plans to meet a broad range of people including business, government and civil society leaders.
However, all eyes will be on a potential meeting with his nemesis, Mahathir.
Mahathir is presently recuperating from a mild heart attack which he suffered on Nov 9.
The meeting, should it happen, will mark a dramatic about-turn in their testy relationship.
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