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Dr M: Harapan now stronger in Parliament

  • Jun 12, 2018
Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the ruling Pakatan Harapan government now has a stronger backing in Parliament following the pledge of support by the newly-formed Sarawak alliance Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS)."They are not members of Harapan but they have pledged their support for the Harapan government so now we have a very strong support in Parliament.“Even Terengganu has pledged support for the Harapan government," he told a press conference in Tokyo, Japan when he is on an official three-day visi
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Harapan gov't will be fair to all, says Daim

  • Jun 10, 2018
The Pakatan Harapan government under the premiership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad will continue to safeguard Malay and bumiputera interests while taking care of the welfare of marginalised groups in the country.“People of all races, be it Malay, Chinese, Indian as well as those from Sabah and Sarawak, voted the new government in, so we have got to be fair to them,” former finance minister Daim Zainuddin said during an exclusive interview with Bernama News Channel (BNC) and Bernama Economic Service
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PAS trying to sabotage Harapan's Kedah gov't over speaker issue - Amanah

  • Jun 10, 2018
Amanah has slammed PAS for advocating a re-election in Kedah rather than accept Pakatan Harapan's invitation to negotiate on the nomination of the state speaker. Amanah Youth chief Mohd Sany Hamzan accused PAS of trying to “sabotage” the Kedah Harapan government chosen by the people and recognised by the Kedah sultan. “Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir has already opened wide room for negotiations on the nomination of the Kedah speaker, but PAS prefers to intimidate the state gove
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Daim: Be patient with Harapan leaders' 'opposition-like' remarks

  • Jun 4, 2018
Daim Zainuddin has asked Malaysians to give Pakatan Harapan leaders who lack the experience in running a government more time.He also said these former opposition leaders were still adjusting to their new role.“You have got to give them opportunity and time. They have been in the opposition. That's why they make a lot of remarks as though they are still in opposition.“So please be patient. They are learning fast, they are intelligent people. Most importantly, they are honest in serving the r
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Harapan hasn't reneged MP-for-AG promise, says Hanipa

  • Jun 4, 2018
As Pakatan Harapan is being accused of reneging on its promise to pick an attorney-general from among the qualified MPs, Sepang lawmaker Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said this is not necessarily the case.Hanipa said although members of the Upper House are addressed as senators or Dewan Negara members, they too are MPs.This is because the Federal Constitution states that the Parliament comprises both the Lower House (Dewan Rakyat) and the Upper House (Dewan Negara).“The issue is probably raised due to
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Harapan: Time for women to contest top Umno posts

  • Jun 2, 2018
It is time for women to contest top posts in Umno at the level of vice-president and above, and not just aim for positions in the supreme council or Wanita Umno, Pakatan Harapan women leaders have opined.Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said women could get Umno's act together."Of course they should (gun for top posts) and I urge Wanita Umno to come forward and probably it's high time that Umno women put the house in order," Zuraida, who is PKR Women chief said. DAP
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T'ganu Harapan wants MACC to probe Taman Ilmu project

  • May 27, 2018
The Terengganu Pakatan Harapan today lodged a report with the MACC on the Taman Ilmu East Coast Economic Region development project in Tembila, Besut.Its chairperson, Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah, said the report was made to enable a detailed MACC investigation following speculation the project had incurred an initial expenditure of RM320 million on a 280ha land.The project was allegedly abandoned and 97 percent of the buildings were damaged due to vandalism and theft.He said the MACC should investi
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Harapan will try its best to fulfil promises within 100 days, says DPM

  • May 24, 2018
Pakatan Harapan will try its best to fulfil its promises within its first 100 days in government despite being 12 ministers short in the cabinet, pledged Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.However, she cannot give her word that the Harapan government will be able to fulfil all 10 promises stipulated in its election manifesto within the time period.Prior to the 14th general election, Harapan had pledged to fulfil 10 promises within its first 100 days in power, which included eliminati
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Harapan ministers, MPs will declare assets, says Wan Azizah

  • May 24, 2018
Pakatan Harapan cabinet members, deputy ministers and parliamentarians will declare their assets, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today."I think so. Yes. It is part of our management of doing things," she told a press conference on her first day at the Women and Family Development Ministry, which she helms as her second portfolio.When asked how soon will leaders and politicians declare their assets, she said: "(Please ask) the finance minister."In March, DAP announced that it
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Saifuddin: Harapan needs to expedite uni scholarships policy

  • May 22, 2018
The Pakatan Harapan government should review the current mechanism of disbursing financial aid to tertiary students and come up with a better policy, the coalition’s chief secretary Saifuddin Abdullah said today.Among the issues he urged Harapan to look into were the number of government scholarships offered annually, the issuance of overseas scholarships for specific fields of study, and the amount of living expenses students were receiving as part of their study aid.“These are hard questio
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