Mahathir: "Never borrow more than you can repay. It is very important. Don't spend more than your means and if you have to borrow, make sure you can repay the loan."
"Once you are indebted to other countries, you are no longer independent. So value your independence."
After the interview, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the Post Malaysia Friendship Club, an initiative of The Phnom Penh Post and the Malaysian Embassy in Phnom Penh.