Tag: Anwar

Mahathir says Azmin is not next PM of Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reaffirmed that his successor will be Justice Party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and not Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. Dr Mahathir also said he is committed to stepping down before the next general elections despite requests...

New coalition an attempt to save Najib from jail?

Government veteran lawmaker Lim Kit Siang believes a breakup of the Pakatan Harapan coalition will lead to kleptocratic and corrupt politicians escaping jail. He said Malaysians are asking why former Prime Minister Najib Razak is still not in jail, saying this was because Pakatan Harapan is consistent in...

If Mahathir doesn’t quit by next year, a new coalition will be in power, says Umno man

In yet another indication of Umno playing the 'kingmaker' in the power transition in Malaysia, a party MP and a deputy minister in former Prime Minister Najib Razak's cabinet said there will be attempts to form a new government if Anwar Ibrahim fails to...

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 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...

Anwar the last samurai gets support from Barisan, Umno men

In a twist of events, some members of the former government of Najib Razak are rallying in favour of Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime-Minister-to-be. So far, Malaysia saw the members of the fallen regime under the Barisan Nasional and Umno giving tacit support to Prime Minister...

On Malaysia Day, Mahathir is still struggling with Pakatan’s breakup rumours

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called for unity in the face of racial division in Malaysia on the occasion of the Malaysia Day, which is the Sept 16th celebration of Sabah and Sarawak joining Malaya to form the Malaysian Federation. Dr Mahathir recited...