Asia Malaysia VP of Mahathir's party: Mahathir should serve for 5 years if he's...

VP of Mahathir’s party: Mahathir should serve for 5 years if he’s healthy

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

At a conference on 21st February, Abdul Rashid Rahman, the vice-president (VP) of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), said Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad should continue to serve for five years if he is healthy, in a response to a question on a rumoured vote of no-confidence against Mahathir.

PPBM, which is led by Mahathir, is one of the four parties that make up the ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Such a claim was said to be made by the opposition party, but the VP debunked it by saying he has not “heard anything of that sort”. Instead, he heard supportive comments for Mahathir.

Recently, reports wrote that the PPBM admitted seven former Members of Parliament (MPs), members who defected from UMNO (United Malays National Organisation).

- Advertisement -

The VP further added,” I don’t want to comment too much on this because we know there is someone waiting to become the president.”

Previously, Malaysia’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim, who is the leader of People’s Justice Party (PKR), said that he expects to become Prime Minister in less than two years.

He said,” Of course, it’s not five years because he’s made it very clear it would not exceed two years. But it’s important to allow him to govern effectively because we are in very difficult and trying times.”

In fact, during the 2018 election campaign, Mahathir had promised to step aside the moment Anwar receives a royal pardon from the king over his doubtful sodomy conviction. A week after, Anwar was pardoned.

Then, Mahathir postponed the timeline to one to two years, which Anwar agreed with.

 

 

 

 

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Kranji land ‘erroneous’ clearing: more supervision not always best solution, says Chan Chun Sing

Singapore – Processes should be streamlined and not more layers of supervision added in public service, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Friday (Feb 26) in response to the erroneous clearing of a large patch of woodland in...

National reserves: Whatever their strategic value, Singaporeans have right to know how they are managed

  The ruling People’s Action Party is weaponising knowledge of the exact amount of Singapore’s national reserves as a way of helping it stay in power. That’s unacceptable. It does not have such an in perpetuity right. One of the debates in...

Jolin Tsai’s perky butt got the internet abuzz

Taipei -- Mandopop diva Jolin Tsai isn't shy of flaunting her figure in all kinds of sexy and revealing outfits and her fans are just lapping it up. The 40-year-old singer uploaded a couple of photos from her trip to Yangmingshan...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent