PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 2018(Bernama) -- The powers of the government and prime minister in matters pertaining to the appointment of several key officials will be reduced through the establishment of the Special Parliamentary Committee, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the appointment of the top official of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the Auditor-General would be decided by the special committee after the proposal for its establishment had been...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he does not interfere in the internal affairs of other political parties.
He responded thus when asked to comment on a PKR lawmaker's claim that Dr Mahathir and Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chief Tun Daim Zainuddin were trying to stop newly-elected PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from becoming prime minister.
"That is a nice allegation. That person should prove a bit. I...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 2018 (Bernama) -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged Malaysians to emulate the patriotic spirit of the Japanese and buy local products so that they eventually become globally popular as quality goods.
The Prime Minister, addressing the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department, said the Japanese were supportive of their industries, including the automotive industry, because of their practical patriotism.
Dr Mahathir said that when Japan...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 2018 (Bernama) -- A rich country is one where its people have high purchasing power, not just high salary rate or wage, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said even with a salary increase of up 10 or 25 per cent, if would not bring any good if the increase brought along rising cost of living.
"The salary is more, but the capability to buy is the same like before,” he said at the Prime Minister’s Department’s monthly assembly here...[Continue Reading]
SERDANG, Aug 12 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today visited an art exhibition Tun M: A Forever Legacy hosted by the Perdana University here which features more than 100 artwork inspired by the Prime Minister by artists from 40 countries.
Dr Mahathir who is also the founding chancellor of the university spent about 90 minutes looking at the paintings, drawings and portraits accompanied by his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.
Speaking to reporters at...[Continue Reading]