KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is now working around the clock and would "work 36 hours a day" if it is possible.
"I'm already stretching my time for as long as possible. I'm working 24 hours a day, if you can find me more time in one day, 36 hours perhaps, I will also work for 36 hours," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.
The prime minister was commenting on claims of low...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 2018 (Bernama) -- The government wants the opposition to provide written evidence that the country's debt was greater in the past than at present, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He was responding to a question from Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in the Dewan Rakyat today. The Bagan Datuk MP cited several figures in relation to the country's debt to Japan in the 1980s and 1990s.
"The country's annual financial reports show that past...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 2018 (Bernama) -- The government is considering securing a loan facility from Japan to reduce the 'high cost of money' as the interest rate on debt taken by the previous administration was too high at six per cent, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the value of the Japanese yen was cheaper than the ringgit with one yen equalling 1 US cent, while RM1 was worth 25 US cents, and repaying Malaysia's debt in the Japanese yen meant the...[Continue Reading]
SHAH ALAM, July 22 2018 (Bernama) -- The government will repeal laws that are oppressive, especially the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA).
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said SOSMA, which was introduced during the former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s administration, allowed the government to arrest anyone without having to go to court.
"Najib´s law allows a person to be arrested and not to be taken to court, and if that...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) - All Members of Parliament have the freedom to raise any issue in the Dewan Rakyat, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said it was the policy of the government to not impose any restriction on speeches by elected representatives in the House.
"It is a little difficult to control the MPs. Usually, they want to speak, and it is our policy not to impose any restriction. They can say what they want to say," he said to reporters...[Continue Reading]