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Other currencies sliding 'like mad' unlike ringgit, says PM

  • Sep 15, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the continued depreciation of the ringgit was happening at a slower rate than other countries, some of which were "depreciating like mad"."The ringgit strengthened today. The fact is that all currencies are now depreciating like mad. It's not only Malaysia, others are depreciating at much faster rate than us," said Mahathir, adding that countries such as Argentina had its currency depreciated by more than 50 percent.Mahathir attributed the depreciatio
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Report: New officers 'sabotaged', PM's orders defied

  • Sep 11, 2018
The Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Public Service Department (PSD) are reportedly going against the orders of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and sabotaging newly-appointed officers by the new government.According to sources, PSD officers have even, at its own discretion, reassigned the grades of the new officers, who were appointed by ministers in Mahathir’s cabinet, as reported by The Malaysian Insight today.Being appointed as an officer requires a letter of consent from the mini
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Sacrifices must be made in Budget 2019, PM says

  • Sep 9, 2018
INTERVIEW | Budget 2019, Pakatan Harapan's first federal budget, will be one of sacrifice, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "This budget is of sacrifice, everyone will have to sacrifice. "The budget has to be careful. We can't spend more than our earnings. "We can't entertain all sorts of requests. We have to accept that we must sacrifice," Mahathir said in an interview on Thursday. Upon taking office, the Harapan government announced that the debts and liabilities st
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PM: Poll shows most M'sians happy with Harapan's 100 days

  • Sep 7, 2018
A survey has revealed that most Malaysians are satisfied with the Pakatan Harapan government's performance in its first 100 days in power, according to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.This is despite the coalition falling short on delivering some of its promises.Mahathir said the survey, conducted towards the end of the 100-day period, was discussed during the Harapan presidential council meeting today.“The survey found that the positive regard for Harapan's rule exceeded the negative,” h
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PM pays tribute to rubber industry... and condoms

  • Sep 4, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today paid tribute to Malaysia's rubber industry and how it was important to provide the world with contraceptives.Speaking at the 9th International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition today, the former general practitioner had his audience in stitches when he sang praise about rubber's contributions to medicine and birth control."Rubber gloves enable people to perform surgery in order to cure patients. Of course 'rubber glove' is important in stopping too
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PM limits ministers to 10 aides, Dzulkefly confirms

  • Sep 2, 2018
Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad confirmed today that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohmad issued a directive to limit each minister to 10 personal aides."Yes. This has become the instruction of the prime minister, and we have no problem in following the order," the health minister told a press conference after attending a dental health programme in Kuala Lumpur today. "There were several ministries who wanted more than that figure, but in the end, they all agreed (to the instruction)."As Dzulkefly pointed
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Can bumis compete with new wave of China nationals, asks PM

  • Sep 1, 2018
KBN CONGRESS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today questioned whether the bumiputera will be able to compete with a new wave of skilled and business-savvy entrepreneurs from China making their way to Malaysia.Speaking during a dialogue session on bumiputera economy, Mahathir said the new wave of immigrants will be unlike early Chinese settlers in Malaysia – who were then mostly involved in small businesses, and whose children have now gained control of major developments in the cities."Th
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Bumis failed to seize NEM opportunities, says Dr M

  • Sep 1, 2018
KBN CONGRESS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reminded the bumiputeras they will remain behind others unless they stop giving away the opportunities provided by the government."We (the government) have tried our best, but we found that the culture (among Malays) to make a quick profit had contributed to their own failure."The ones who succeeded were the non-bumiputeras, if you know what I mean," said Mahathir in his opening speech at the government's Future of Bumiputeras & the Nat
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PM: Harapan not out to victimise bumiputera, just bad practices

  • Sep 1, 2018
KBN CONGRESS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reassured that the government is not out to victimise bumiputera in the context of economic challenges ahead."We are not here to victimise our own race, our own people...," Mahathir said in his opening speech at the government's Future of Bumiputeras and the Nation Congress (KBN 2018) this morning."I hope this congress will be serious in efforts to improve the fate of bumiputera and the Malays."If it (the congress) is just limited to asking
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PM: OSA to stay, so elect those who won't abuse the law

  • Aug 27, 2018
INTERVIEW | The Official Secrets Act 1972 (OSA) allows the government to classify any document as secret and jail those who release such information for up to seven years.The law has long been considered a tool to enable the government to keep its affairs opaque – or worse, to cover up its scandals.In an interview, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad concurred that the OSA was previously abused, but believes that the law should still stay.Perhaps the most egregious use of the OSA was the previo
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