Tag: Pakatan

All is well in Pakatan if not for boxing fists and ‘pimp’ remarks

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad threw punches in the air in a mock fight with Justice Party president Anwar Ibrahim followed by Anwar's misunderstood remarks on a Pakatan minister's presence at the Malay Dignity Congress. Dr Mahathir showed some impatience towards the querying media on the...

Anwar’s party was on the verge of breakup: Party founder

The Justice Party, the main coalition member in the Pakatan Harapan government was on the verge of splitting with a faction leaning towards the formation of their own political formation. This was revealed by a party founder Syed Husin Ali who told the media recently the party deputy president...

Mahathir turns around again on Pakatan promises on toll gates

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Pakatan Harapan manifesto did not specifically mention the 'immediate' scrapping of tolls, after saying on Sunday the coalition never promised the scrapping of tolls. He resorted to quoting the manifesto, saying it did not mention the...

Is Mahathir confused on the promises to abolish the toll system?

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad showed inconsistencies in his statements and the published manifesto of the Pakatan Harapan coalition. On the question of abolishing of toll gates, Dr Mahathir made a statement on Sunday after the Pakatan Harapan high council meeting, saying the...

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...

Pakatan veteran accuses PM Mahathir of authoritarianism

With continued attacks on all sides against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his talks of the revival of the much-alienated goods and services tax (GST) and for giving the ruling coalition a bad name on the purportedly 'rushed' manifesto, a veteran Justice Party member renewed...

Anwar satisfied Mahathir will not botch transition plans

Anwar Ibrahim, the PM-to-be of Malaysia says he is satisfied with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's continued assurance he will be the next PM of Malaysia. "I am satisfied with the (Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's) continued assurance. I guarantee he will honour the promise to surrender...

Mahathir faces virulent attacks on transition timeline, some calling him untrustworthy

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is facing a hard time at the start of the week with attacks from both Anwar Ibrahim's Justice Party and politicians of various formations. They all have one sentiment towards Dr Mahathir: He is untrustworthy, or he is a 'fake reformist'. At...

Mahathir’s son not in a rush to bid for Prime Minister’s post

After showing his intention to get into politics at a higher level in the Pakatan Harapan government, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir's son Mukhriz Mahathir now says he is not in a rush for any ministerial posts. The businessman-turned-politician insisted that he does not view his...

Mahathir dismisses handover timeline saying tough to have a quit date

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says a fixed period for his resignation would make it 'difficult for me to work." In an interview with BFM, a business radio channel in Malaysia, the elderly statesman says he will keep his promises to hand over power, but at the...