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]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is disappointed that his idea for the country to have a second national car has not been well-received by the people.
The Prime Minister said he was informed that no one wanted to see another national car being developed as most of the people regarded 'it was enough' having the Proton, which is deemed to be a failure.
In a posting on his blog, Dr Mahathir sarcastically remarked that 'we are not qualified nor...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today congratulated the Malaysian squad for emerging as the champion in the Below 19 (B-19) ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup at Delta Sidoarjo Stadium, Surabaya, Indonesia, last night.
He expressed hope that the national team would further strive to achieve more successes in future.
"I congratulate the Harimau Muda team for winning the #AFFU19CHAMPIONSHIP2018 last night.
"Intensify efforts...[Continue Reading]