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Harapan can sack me if they want: Mahathir

"What happens to me is not something important. But what happens to the government and the country is really important," said Dr M

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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 solve the leadership issues in the Harapan coalition.

“Well, it is up to the party.

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“They (Harapan presidential council) can sack me if they want to,” he says.

There have been growing calls for Dr Mahathir to quit his post and let Anwar Ibrahim take over from both grassroots and leaders of a component party in Pakatan.

The PKR, Anwar Ibrahim’s party, is also in turmoil after its deputy president Azmin Ali, who is also the Economic Affairs Minister met with opposition members at a secret dinner.

People close to the MPs heading for the dinner leaked the information to the media that was seen grouping at Azmin’s house in Putrajaya, the siege of power in Malaysia.

Nevertheless, Dr Mahathir says a transition of power would create problems if it was made ‘midstream’, adding that it is not important what happens to him.

“The thing is that if you have changes midstream, it is very confusing. It creates a lot of problems.

“But of course if I’m sacked I don’t know. But I think I need to be serious about this thing.

“What happens to me is not something important. But what happens to the government and the country is really important,” he says. -TISGFollow us on Social Media

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