Tag: PAKATAN HARAPAN

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...

More trouble for Pakatan with the unilateral conversion of minors bill in Selangor

Pakatan seems to be in constant trouble, especially with a controversial bill that paves the way for the unilateral conversion of minors in the ruling coalition's controlled state of Selangor. The proposed amendment has the blessings of the state palace, but, according to a Malaysiakini...

Islamists say removing Mahathir will plunge Malaysia in chaos

Making their point in keeping Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in power until the end of the 5-year mandate, the Islamists in opposition say removing the PM will cause instability in Malaysia. Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) has given its unconditional support to Dr Mahathir saying...

Rare photo of Mahathir meeting Anwar’s wife gets special response

A photo published on Twitter and the comments from users tells a different story on the Malaysian political landscape. After the weeks of uncertainty and upheavals that has rocked the party of Anwar Ibrahim, the Parti Keadilaan Rakyat (PKR) or People's Justice Party, a sense...

Who next after Dr Mahathir?

By: Cogito Ergo Sum That Malaysia is at a crossroads is a no brainer. But the big question is who will lead this once prosperous, full of potential and promise nation out of a self-made quagmire after six decades of excess, corruption and debauchery at...

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...

Mahathir’s birthday wish: I want to finish my work

Malaysians are rallying to wish Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad a happy birthday on his 94th celebrations. Posting on Instagram under Chedet Official moniker, Dr Mahathir says: "Thank you for all the birthday greetings I received today. My birthday wish is very simple, that I...

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...

Mahathir: Malaysians are no longer afraid and are free to criticise

Assessing the performance of the Pakatan Harapan government after its one year stint in power, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says all quarters were no longer afraid. "Instead people are free to criticise the government." He says after the Pakatan took over the country's administration the...