PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A law on political funding that does not give any personal gain to the donors will be enacted in the effort to curb corruption, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the government would study the system of political funding in other countries to find the best practices in the implementation of the law.
"In some countries, the government provides the funds to political parties. That is done, I think, in Germany. We will study...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) - The New Malaysia, a label now popularly used to describe the new Pakatan Harapan government after the May 9 general election should be "certainly better" than the previous administrations ruling the country, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
"The New Malaysia is even an improvement on the period during which I was Prime Minister for 22 years," he said in an interview with Investvine, the Hong Kong-based business news portal...[Continue Reading]
PUTRAJAYA, July 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia will not deport Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik so long as he does not cause any problems, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
"As long as he is not creating any problem, we will not deport him because he has been given permanent resident status," he said at a press conference here.
Earlier, Dr Mahathir, who is also the chairman of Pakatan Harapan, had chaired a meeting of the Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council at the...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) - Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the country's sovereign wealth fund, should go back to one of its core purposes of helping the Bumiputeras, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
He said the fund was initially formed to buy shares allocated to the Bumiputeras, who would normally buy shares and sell them to others immediately.
"So to stop them from doing that, we created Khazanah. But now Khazanah seems to be taking up all shares on their own,...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Tun Daim Zainuddin, a member of the Council of Eminent Persons, is free to go to China if he wants to.
When asked to comment on Daim's upcoming trip to China during a press conference today, Dr Mahathir said Daim may go wherever he wants and may offer his advice to the administration.
"He wants to talk to China about the contracts, that is my guess. He (Daim) is free to go wherever he wants. He...[Continue Reading]