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PM: NSC Act will be reviewed for amendment or repeal

  • Jul 1, 2018
The National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 is among the laws currently being reviewed for possible amendment or repeal, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir 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 speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of act
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Freeze on Umno accounts: We need to know source of money, says PM

  • Jun 30, 2018
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says if the money came from 1MDB, then it needs to be returned.LANGKAWI: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today defended the freeze on Umno accounts undertaken by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in relation to investigations into 1MDB.Mahathir said the freeze was needed as they needed to know where Umno’s hundreds of millions came from.“If it came from 1MDB, then the money needs to be returned,” he told reporters after attending a Hari Raya Aidilfitri
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PM: We will offer citizenship to selected foreign experts

  • Jun 28, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the country will offer citizenship to foreigners who are experts in fields deemed important to the country.This was in line with the government’s efforts to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI), and to train the local workforce with skills in high technology sectors.“I think we need input from foreign countries with technology. We will make ways to encourage people with skills to come and live here, and we will give them citizenship even.“Before
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PM: Harapan manifesto ‘difficult to implement’, 100 days not enough

  • Jun 28, 2018
The prime minister said that the government will take more than 100 days to fulfil all the pledges outlined in Pakatan Harapan’s 14th general election manifesto.In his speech when opening the American Chamber of Commerce's annual general meeting today, Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted Harapan had crafted the manifesto without the possibility of forming government in mind.“Of course, when we were thinking we would not win (the election), we made strong promises which today we find difficult to im
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Three sen water price ridiculous! Dr M wants S'pore to dive deeper into its coffers

  • Jun 25, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is seeking to renegotiate the terms of the water agreement inked between Malaysia and Singapore.He described the current price tag for the water sold to the republic as “ridiculous”."I think it is manifestly ridiculous that we should sell water at 3 sen per thousand gallons. That was okay way back in the 1990s or 1930s. But now what can you buy with 3 sen? Nothing."We are studying the case properly and we’ll make a presentation," he told Channel NewsAsia.
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PM: 1MDB probe needs to be based on evidence, not sentiment

  • Jun 20, 2018
The government’s investigation into 1MDB must be based on indisputable evidence and not popular sentiment, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.This, he told the South China Morning Post, was why prosecutors were taking “a bit more time than expected” to build a case against the state strategic investment fund and the ex-chairperson of its board - former premier Najib Abdul Razak.“The prosecutors now are gathering that evidence so that when they go to the court of law, the judges don
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PM backs Council of Eminent Persons on call for judges to quit

  • Jun 12, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has backed the Council of Eminent Persons' call on two judges to resign."If you can't talk to them and if you cannot suggest to them, then the whole eminent group should be disbanded," he told a press conference in Tokyo today.Responding to a question, Mahathir also disagreed that the council was overstepping its jurisdiction by making such calls.On Sunday, former Federal Court judge Gopal Sri Ram claimed that the council's chairperson Daim Zainuddin demanded t
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'PM's shaking hands during swearing-in due to the cold, not nerves'

  • Jun 7, 2018
INTERVIEW | Although Pakatan Harapan won enough seats in the 14th general election to form the federal government, uncertainty lingered over Dr Mahathir Mohamad assuming the prime ministership the following day.The swearing-in ceremony was initially scheduled for 11am on May 10, but was later postponed to 5pm. Speculation began to circulate that there might be attempts to stop him from officially being made prime minister.Finally, Mahathir was only sworn in about 9.30pm that night.According to M
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Siti Hasmah: People have tasked me to take care of their PM

  • Jun 5, 2018
INTERVIEW | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad may have a duty to the people, but his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali believes that the people have entrusted her with the duty of taking care of him. “For me, being really close to him, staying in the same house, I do worry about his health. “I tell him, ‘I am looking after you and this is my duty now. You have a duty to the people and I have a duty to you.’ “‘The people ask me to take care of you and I am just playing my role
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Death threats against PM: Police detain a man

  • Jun 4, 2018
Police have arrested a man suspected of making death threats against Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today.Fuzi said the arrest made in Ampang at 4.40am last Saturday, following complaints by Persatuan Kebajikan Islam dan Dakwah Islamiah (Pekida) Selangor on May 31 on an article that had gone viral on social media platforms.The article was about a man who wants to wage war against Mahathir and shoot him, he said, leading to the arrest of a
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