Tag: mahathir

Mahathir’s ruling party crushed in by-election in Johor

The opposition Barisan Nasional defeated the ruling Pakatan Harapan in a by-election in Johor, wrestling the parliamentary seat with a 15,000 majority. The BN rep Wee Jeck Seng registered a whopping 25,466 votes to the PH's candidate Karmaine Sardini's 10,380 votes. PH won the seat last...

Voters vow to punish Mahathir’s Pakatan government in Johor by-election

The Pakatan Harapan government is finding it tough to get back the support it garnered last year in Johor that helped it overthrow the Umno government. In 2018 it got a majority of 64% of Chinese voters on its side and 32% of Malay-Muslims gave significant support to Pakatan to...

Mahathir is surprised that Najib is shocked about entering his defence in corruption case

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed surprised at ex-PM Najib Razak's 'shocked expression' that he had to enter his defence on seven charges in the 1MDB-linked SRC International trial. “I am shocked that he is shocked." Dr Mahathir said this after the media asked...

PH leader says give government five years to prove itself

A leader of the Pakatan Harapan government asked the population to give the new government five years before judging it on its performance. To achieve its goals, the PH government should be given the time to fulfil its promises to the people, says Democratic Action...

Blogger explains why he thinks Pakatan will lose the by-election in Johor

It is most likely that the PH will lose Tg Piai, Johor because the Chinese voters have already turned away from the Democratic Action Party which has lost its 'fire and brimstone,' says a blogger who is known for his sarcasm. The blogger, known as Syed Akbar Ali...

Nikkei Asean Review sees Anwar edging closer to Prime Minister title

Nikkei Asean Review says Anwar Ibrahim finally has Malaysia's leadership within reach, meaning the latter has a firmer grip on becoming the next Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Japanese publication says Anwar who still expects to take power next May, believes the transition is on schedule even...

In a shock revelation, Mahathir says he is not quitting in 2020

While reiterating his commitment to step down before the end of the five-year term as prime minister, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he does not want to make another mistake in his choice of PM. “I have made many mistakes in appointing my successors, so I...

Another by-election headache ahead for Pakatan in the frontier state of Johor?

With the Chinese voters swinging against the Pakatan Harapan in the Tanjong Piai by-elections, the ruling coalition is staring at yet another possible defeat. This is what has been coming out of news reports on the campaigning for the Tanjong Piai, Johor, parliamentary by-election to be held on Nov 16. Pakatan...

Mahathir says Azmin is not next PM of Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reaffirmed that his successor will be Justice Party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and not Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Dr Mahathir also said he is committed to stepping down before the next general elections despite requests...

Mahathir’s party benefited from reforms of government-linked companies: Think Tank

The party of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad appears to be the main beneficiary in the reform of government-linked companies and this does not bode well for Pakatan Harapan. A think tank study shows Dr Mahathir's move to fulfill a promise by the Pakatan Harapan...