KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 2018 (Bernama) -- Through the short film entitled ‘Harapan Merdeka’ (Aspiration of Independence), Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad wants Malaysians to have a greater appreciation of the independence achieved by the country for the past 61 years.
In the film which was uploaded in his Facebook website today in conjunction with the National Day celebration on Aug 31, Dr Mahathir said many people considered the independence as normal although it had...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 2018 (Bernama) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was striving to fulfill the promises in its election manifesto, but indicated that more time was needed to do that.
The PH government has come under scrutiny over its 100-day fulfillment of election pledges as the deadline draws near.
Dr Mahathir said, however, he was optimistic that most of what was outlined in the document would be resolved within five...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) would not be dissolved yet as its services were still needed.
"No. It will not (be disbanded). They think they have come to the end but I haven't decided.
"I never said this (CEP's tenure is) 100 days; I still need their services," he told reporters after launching the Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL), one of the region's...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 2018 (Bernama) – The decline in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar is in line with the fall in other global currencies, caused by the global economic uncertainties, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said among these uncertainties was the trade war between the United States (US) and China.
"The currencies of many countries fall (because of the trade war), not just Malaysia," he told reporters after officiating the Cardiac...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 15 2018 (Bernama) -- The loyalty of civil servants such as administrative and diplomatic officers and police and military personnel to the government should not be up to the point of complying with directives contrary to the law, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
If government officers found that the task entrusted to them was clearly wrong or criminal in nature, they should not comply with the instruction, he said.
"You don’t have to follow all...[Continue Reading]