Tag: Anwar Ibrahim

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...

Anwar gets full support from party divisions to be next Malaysian PM

A row over a gay-sex video and an ongoing police investigation has not dampened Anwar Ibrahim's bid to become the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. At least not in his party, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat or the Justice Party. A headcount of party divisions shows 198...

Malaysia: End gutter politics, and serve the people

COMMENT BY: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR M.KRISHNAMOORTHY Kuala Lumpur - May 9, 2018 was a significant date in Malaysian history. Malaysia made history when the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan ousted the 61 year long rule of a corrupt Barisan Nasional Government. A year ago my forecast was, “After May...

Mahathir buried reforms and divides Pakatan: He has to go says columnist

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has to leave office to give Malaysia Baharu (new Malaysia) a chance for reforms, more so because he is only an interim PM says a Malaysiakini columnist. The writer says he understood 'at all times' that Dr Mahathir would...

Malaysia power struggle deepens with Mahathir’s son denying transition timeline

Staying away from federal politics since the electoral victory of the Pakatan Harapan headed by his father Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Mukhriz Mahathir the Menteri Besar of Kedah threw more fuel on the fire burning within the ruling coalition. Saying he is willing...

Hotel staff should look for hidden cameras in rooms says MP

A series of sex videos released in Malaysia has prompted a Member of the Parliament from UMNO to request whether clients can demand for hotels to check for hidden cameras in rooms. Malaysia has become the hotbed for sex scandal videos involving MP's and Ministers....

Anwar sings about ‘reformasi’ while Najib sings love songs

Most of the time politicians, are serious and they mean business. However there are times when a more casual side of them appears and we are caught by surprise. For example, there was that one time when Malaysia's ex-prime minister Najib Razak performed Cliff Richard's 'Young...

Mahathir’s call for a mega-Malay party puts leadership transition in tatters

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is supposed to announce a timeline for the leadership transition plans within the Pakatan Harapan party, but instead called for the formation of a mega-Malay party. The mega-Malay party will be Bersatu, Dr Mahathir's party, which is ready to accept...