Tag: transition

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...

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...

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 resignation date and Pakatan’s leadership succession still a major hurdle for new government

The 'new' government in Malaysia is still struggling over a specific date regarding the transition of power from Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to his designated successor, Justice Party president Anwar Ibrahim. While Dr Mahathir recently said a date for his departure will be announced...

Anwar says his succession as PM by 2020 as he dismisses pretenders as irrelevant

Malaysian ruling party leader Anwar Ibrahim says his succession as the next Prime Minister of the country should happen by 2020. He is widely expected to become Prime Minister after PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad quits his post. "There is no sign of any party introducing...

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...

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...

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...