Tag: power transition

Break PKR and ruin Anwar’s bid for PM?

Anwar Ibrahim is counting on a maximum number of MPs in the Parliament to support his bid to become the next PM of Malaysia. According to his calculations, May 2020 should be the fateful date. For Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, this date is coming...

Anwar turns the tide in direct talks with PM Mahathir on succession

Anwar Ibrahim, the man behind the reform movement in Malaysia, met with his old nemesis Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for a weekly discussion. This meeting between the two political giants in the Pakatan Harapan government took place after the shock defeat of the...

Harapan can sack me if they want: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Pakatan Harapan can sack him if they want. That was his response to calls for him to step down immediately after the by-election defeat in Johor. He was asked if a quick transition between him and Anwar would...

Goh Chok Tong endorses Heng Swee Keat and welcomes PAP leadership transition

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong has expressed support for presumptive future prime minister Heng Swee Keat in a Facebook post published in the wake of the People's Action Party (PAP) convention that took place on 10 Nov. Mr Goh succeeded founding Prime Minister...

Anwar says he is aware of traitors plotting against him becoming PM

Prime Minister-to-be Anwar Ibrahim says he is aware there are a lot of traitors who are intensifying speculations on who will be the next PM of Malaysia. He was addressing his party, the Justice Party, members in the state of Sabah at the party's convention...

Mahathir: Only Pakatan presidential council can decide on power transition

Speaking from Turkmenistan, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said only the Pakatan Harapan presidential council will determine his position as Prime Minister, insisting it is the opposition member's opinion that he should remain in power until the next general elections. Dr Mahathir said the opposition members...

Chaos in Pakatan as a member of Mahathir’s party Bersatu urges a review of ties with DAP

A member of the Bersatu, the party of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, called for a review of political ties with the Democratic Action Party, sending the ruling coalition the Pakatan Harapan into deep chaos. The call from Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen is a personal response to...

Mahathir ropes Anwar on his side in ‘no-power transition timeline’ deal

It appears Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has roped in Anwar Ibrahim in rejecting a proper transition timeline for the Pakatan Harapan government. In a remark to the media, the PM-to-be Anwar urges the media to 'stop asking Dr Mahathir about the power transition...