Tag: Pakatan

Veteran Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang fears the ruling coalition is in danger of collapse

Democratic Action Party (DAP) veteran politician Lim Kit Siang fears the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition is in danger of disintegration and has urged party members to ceasefire in their feud with other coalition leaders. Lim sent an internal memo to party members urging the MP's...

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...

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...

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...

10 to15 years for Malaysia to become an Asian Tiger

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the country will take another 10 to 15 years to reclaim its role as an Asian Tiger. He said he believes in the next three years, the country's problems will be reduced but not to the extent...

Mahathir says it again: He will hand over to Anwar but lambasts Najib in the process

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated he will hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim amid reports of tension in Pakatan Harapan over a series of sex video that went viral in Malaysia last week. To calm the spirits, Dr Mahathir says he will keep...

Cracks appear deepening uncertainty in Malaysia’s PM transition plan

The Pakatan Harapan transition plan being discussed at the highest level of the ruling coalition is showing cracks at various levels, sparking claim by opponents that the government's days are numbered. Despite reassurances from both Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PM in waiting...

Changing camps, M’sia Islamic party PAS now supporting the PM claiming there is a plot to overthrow him

In a peculiar turn of events, PAS, Malaysia's Islamist party, came out to support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, an archenemy, claiming there is an attempt to overthrow the elderly statesman. PAS, which is in the opposition and contributed to the defeat of the...

On Dr. Mahathir staying two years more, “no problem,” says Anwar

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stays as prime minister for two more years to meet the challenges brought about the former Barisan Nasional administration and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declares not to have any problem with it. Beside the pressing issues that need to be addressed,...

Malaysia GE 2018: What everyone is saying

Obbana Rajah As the tallying of the votes for Malaysia’s General Election came to an end earlier today, and the results came as a shock to some, but not so much to others. Here are the reactions and overall consensus: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: “Many...