PUTRAJAYA, July 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today it is inhumane for some countries to close their borders to refugees.
Referring to the issue of Syrian refugees, he said Malaysia would always be hospitable to refugees coming to the country.
"Despite their number being very big, we have accepted them for humanitarian reasons. We think the European countries must exercise the belief that they have to be sympathetic towards refugees and allow them...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, July 6 (Bernama) - A deputy minister of defence can only be appointed after the proposed candidate takes the oath of office as a senator, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"There is a candidate but the individual cannot be appointed yet because the person is not an elected representative. We have to appoint the person as a senator first," he said.
Dr Mahathir spoke at a press conference after chairing a meeting of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed confidence that relations between Malaysia and Indonesia will be strengthened further following his recent official visit to Indonesia.
In a post on his official Twitter account, Dr Mahathir said he was impressed by the remarkable official welcome Indonesia accorded to him, his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali and the rest of the Malaysian delegation in Jakarta.
"I believe our meeting has...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today three more ministers would be appointed to bring the number of Cabinet ministers to 29.
The three ministers could only be appointed after the individuals had been sworn in as senators, he said, indicating that they might not be politicians but professionals.
"We will have (a total of) 29 ministers. We have 26 now, there are three more to go," he said when approached by reporters after the...[Continue Reading]
LANGKAWI, July 1 (Bernama) - The National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 is among the laws currently being reviewed for possible amendment or repeal, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the review was being carried out as some of the laws were used by the previous government to restrict the people's freedom.
"We are in the midst of reviewing the effects of the laws for possible repeal as most of the laws were restricting the people's freedom of...[Continue Reading]