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Dr M has a plan to pare debt by 20 pct

  • May 26, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that he has found ways to reduce the national debt to about RM800 billion from the current RM1 trillion.In an interview with broadcaster Voice of America, the premier said the plan was being hashed out with his ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition colleagues."The previous government has accumulated huge amounts of borrowings from other countries, from foreign banks and even from local sources."So the first thing that we need to do, of course, is to ensure
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China says looking forward to working with new gov't

  • May 25, 2018
China is looking forward to working with the new Malaysian government to advance China-Malaysia pragmatic cooperation in a spirit of equality and mutual trust, said Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian.In a statement today, he said under the new government led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, China believed the relationships between the two governments would scale new heights.“We appreciate that you openly reiterated your support for the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative and welcomed Chi
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I salute you for saving Malaysia, Kuok tells Dr M

  • May 23, 2018
Both of them may be in their 90s but there is no stopping Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Hong Kong-based billionaire Robert Kuok from their mission to save Malaysia.The illusive Kuok earlier today spent some time to visit Mahathir at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya.“I salute you for saving the country,” said Kuok in a video.“Of course with Daim’s help,” he added, in reference to former finance minister Daim Zainuddin.Mahathir, in response to Kuok, said: “I need
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Kadir: Affluent hypocrites, backstabbers now flock to Dr M's events

  • May 23, 2018
Bersatu supreme council member A Kadir Jasin greeted some of the well-heeled individuals who turned up at Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's breaking of fast (buka puasa) event with disdain.In a blog posting this evening, the veteran newsman said he harboured no remorse for doing so.“Their hypocrisy and lack of shame put me off. But still, I accepted their handshake for the sake of civility and common courtesy,” he added.Kadir said he saw numerous familiar faces during yesterday's event at
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Dad, mum not moving into Seri Perdana - Marina Mahathir

  • May 23, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali would not be moving into the more spacious Seri Perdana in Putrajaya.As such, well-wishers intending to show support at Mahathir's return to the premiership are asked to stop sending gifts their way.Taking to Facebook, their daughter, social activist Marina Mahathir, said she was asked to relay the message by Siti Hasmah herself, as their home did not have enough space for "any more stuff".Furthermore, while stating that the
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Gov't won't buy back Proton, says Dr M

  • May 23, 2018
The federal government does not own national carmaker Proton Holdings and does not intend to acquire it, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He said the company - which was started by his administration in 1984 - was now owned by tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary.Mahathir added that his administration has no intention of taking over the company."Syed Mokhtar owns Proton. If (he) wants to buy it back, it is up to him," said Mahathir during a press conference after chairing his first cabinet meeti
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Debt to GDP ratio at 65 percent, PM says

  • May 23, 2018
The national debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio is now at 65 percent, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He was informed of this figure by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng he said during a post-cabinet press conference today in Putrajaya.The premier was asked what the current debt ratio was based on his estimate that national debt was over RM1 trillion.In March, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said the debt ratio was at 50.8 percent, below the government's 55 percent debt ratio
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Dr M: Spad, Jasa, JKKKP, Pemandu, NPC all dissolved

  • May 23, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced the dissolution of five government bodies and committees - the National Council of Professors (NPC), the Federal Village Development and Safety Committees (JKKKP), the Prime Minister's Department and Performance and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) and Land Public Transport Commission (Spad).He made the announcement during a press conference following the new cabinet's first meeting today.In the case of the federal
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Dr M moves into PMO, chairs first cabinet meeting

  • May 23, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today chaired the first cabinet meeting in Perdana Putra in Putrajaya, according to Bernama.The meeting, which began at 9.25am, was reportedly attended by all 13 ministers who were sworn in on Monday, as well as Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa and Cabinet deputy secretary-general Mazidah Abdul Majid.Prior to that, Mahathir joined a photo session with the cabinet ministers.Mahathir had moved into the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here earlier in th
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Dr M begins working from Prime Minister's Office

  • May 23, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad started working from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya today.Mahathir had previously operated at his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here after Pakatan Harapan, led by him, won the 14th general election on May 9.Clad in a black suit, Mahathir arrived at the Perdana Putra lobby at 8.25am and was welcomed by Prime Minister's Department senior deputy secretary-general Mohd Zuki Ali.Mahathir then went to the fifth floor where
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