Tag: Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar recalls how charges against him were fabricated by Mahathir and accomplishes

The Malaysian Prime Minister-to-be, in a keynote address at an event in Kuala Lumpur, reflected on his stint in prison following his sodomy convictions, saying it was rotten fish and black tea that kept him slim. But he said the charges that brought him to...

Why did Mahathir toy with GST’s return ahead of ‘Malay Dignity’ forum?

In a total reversal of Pakatan Harapan's electoral campaign that brought down the Barisan Nasional regime and ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak last year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been toying with the idea of re-instating the much-maligned goods and services tax. This sparked funny...

Mahathir’s party member wants to derail Anwar’s PM bid

A blog in Malaysia gave the date of May 15, 2020, as the date Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should quit his post and hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim but a battle is brewing between Anwar Ibrahim's supporters and a long-time opponent now in the...

Former Indonesian President Habibie dies, Anwar and Mahathir send condolences

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has expressed his deep sadness over the passing of former Indonesian president BJ Habibie, saying he considered the third President of Indonesia as  family. "I received the sad news from Indonesia that my close and trusted friend who was also the...

The world should learn from the grim reality behind Malaysia’s ‘soul searching’

After 62 years of independence and 61 years of one-party rule, a new Malaysia is coming out of the shadows with pain, acrimony and a disdain for the political class. Though we cannot compare the Malaysian experience with what happened in countries that brought down their own...

Ruling coalition politicians hit back at Mahathir on cabinet posts

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday told the country and his political partners not to worry, and that he will resign in time. But this did not stop several political figures, including Anwar Ibrahim the PM-to-be and his wife Deputy PM Dr Wan Azizah...

“No vacancy” for Anwar in my Cabinet for now: PM Mahathir

There are currently no vacancies in the Cabinet, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad said on Thursday (August 29). His statement came in response to queries on when prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will join the Pakatan Harapan coalition government. “We are not having any...

Why Mahathir should hand-over power instead of dissolving Parliament

In recent weeks, cracks appeared within the Malaysian ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan. Hit with negative headlines, amid the inclusion of Islamic calligraphy in the syllabus for vernacular schools, the coalition seems fragile. This has further stressed the ruling coalition. Has the Pakatan Harapan lost the...

NGOs want a clear transition timeline from Mahathir

A group of NGOs that supports clear and transparent running of the country's affairs including fair elections want a transition plan for Anwar Ibrahim to take over as Prime Minister by 2021. The group which includes Bersih 2.0 and the powerful Muslim Youth Movement of...

Mahathir feels Malaysians identify him with his first term as PM which they miss

In an interview with the Turkish TV channel TRT, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he feels Malaysians identify him with his first term as PM, a time which they miss. He says after he resigned as PM in 2003, Malaysians had high hopes...