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Bribing People For Support Not Pakatan Harapan Way

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LANGKAWI – The Pakatan Harapan government will offer services that can increase employment and business opportunities for the people to improve their standard of living, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. This was different from the approach of the previous government which was more inclined to give money to the people to garner…

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US-North Korea Summit Will Help Lessen Tension

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TOKYO – Malaysia feels that Tuesday’s summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States will help lessen tension in this part of the world, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Malaysian prime minister said it would also contribute towards improving relations between the countries of East Asia such as Japan, China as…

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Malaysia Eyes Reducing Loans From China

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TOKYO – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that Malaysia will remain friendly with China but it would not want to be indebted to that country. The prime minister pointed out that the previous government had borrowed large sums of money for big projects, and the only country willing to lend such big amounts was China.…

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Mahathir Speaks Of New National Car

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TOKYO – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed his ambition to start a new national car project. He pointed out that Proton, which he launched, was no longer a national car. “Our ambition is to start a (new) national car with partners in the region,” he said, mentioning countries such as Japan, China,…

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Dr Mahathir Calls For Review Of Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. In an interview with Japan’s Nikkei published on Saturday (June 9), Dr Mahathir said the trade pact – which includes Japan and…

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Dr M Goes On Working Visit To Japan From June 10 To 12

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be going on a working visit to Tokyo, Japan from tomorrow until June 12 to attend the 24th International Conference on The Future of Asia. Wisma Putra in a statement said the visit was at the invitation of Nikkei Incorporated as the organiser of the conference and…

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Aidilfitri Special Assistance Needs Parliament Nod

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KUALA LUMPUR – The special Aidilfitri payment to civil servants announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must get approval from the Parliament in the next sitting in July for additional funds as these were not included in Budget 2018. According to a statement issued by the Finance Ministry today, the announcement made by…

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Govt Seeks To Restore Nation’s Wealth Within Two Years

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who has previously professed his intention to hold the Prime Ministership for just two years, has stressed that the government will prioritise efforts at restoring the wealth and rescuing the nation’s economy within this period. However, he said the two years was not a time frame, but more…

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Malaysia Has Not Put In Request For Sirul’s Extradition

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government had not put in any request to Australia for the extradition of convicted murderer Sirul Azhar Umar. He said the former police officer who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu was not allowed to return home.…

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Dr Mahathir Will Appear In Road Safety Campaign Video

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SEREMBAN – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will appear in a road safety campaign in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the short video, which was part of the Road Safety Department campaign, would be aired on television and social media next week. “Dr Mahathir will give advice…

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Better Not To Have Warships In Malaysian Waters

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is better not to have any warship present in the Straits of Melaka and South China Sea. Speaking at a media conference after chairing the Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra here today, he said the presence of warships in Malaysian waters would lead to “unhealthy…

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Fed Govt Finding Solution To Resolve AG Issue

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ALOR SETAR – The Pakatan Harapan federal government is making efforts to find a solution to issue of appointing a new Attorney-General as soon as possible, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. As such, the Pakatan Harapan chairman said for now he could not be making any comments about it. “Efforts are being made…

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Cabinet Ministers To Determine Need For Deputy Ministers

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PETALING JAYA – The appointed Cabinet ministers are entitled to determine whether they need deputy ministers or not, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. “We do not know how many deputy ministers will be required. We will give the ministers the right to determine whether they need deputy ministers or not,” he said…

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RM400 Special Payment For Some Civil Servants, RM200 For Pensioners

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced a special payment of RM400 for civil servants in Grade 41 and below and a RM200 special payment for government pensioners. “These payments will be made on June 6,” he said when making the announcement at a press conference after chairing his second Cabinet meeting…

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I Am Not So Noble, Says Dr Mahathir

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KUALA LUMPUR – “I am not so noble”. That was Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s short reaction when asked on a motion to lobby his name for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president casually answered the question after chairing the party’s three-hour meeting at its headquarters in Menara…

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Dr M, Siti Hasmah Not Moving To ‘Seri Perdana’

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KUALA LUMPUR – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali are not moving to ‘Seri Perdana’, the official residence of Malaysia’s prime minister in Putrajaya, according to the couple’s daughter Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. They would instead continue living at their own home, she said in a Facebook posting…

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SPAD, JASA Among Entities Disbanded To Reduce Government Spending

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced the disbandment of several government-linked agencies and institutions in a move to reduce government spending. These entities include the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Special Affairs Department (Jasa), Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), National Council of Professors (MPN) and Federal Village Development and…

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Dr M Begins Working From Prime Minister’s Office

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad started working from the Prime Minister’s Office in Perdana Putra here today. Dr Mahathir had previously operated at his office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation here after Pakatan Harapan, led by him, won the 14th General Election (GE14) on May 9. Clad in black suit, Dr Mahathir…

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PM Agrees To Formation Of 1MDB Special Task Force

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KUALA LUMPUR – A special task force is being formed to investigate the financial scandal of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced in a statement today. According to the statement, the task force would be jointly led by former Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail, former chief commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission…

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‘We Need To Revive Malaysia, Make It Respectable Again’

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the task of the new administration would be to revive the country and make it respected again throughout the world. He said it was a challenge to bring back good governance and successful development so that the country was once again recognised as a self-sustaining…

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High Income Meaningless Without Purchasing Power

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today it was meaningless for the people to have a high income but no purchasing power. “In this country, we find there is an effort to be a high-income nation, but high income without the ability to make more purchases has no meaning at all. “If…

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Dr Mahathir Addresses Staff Of Prime Minister’s Dept

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today addressed the staff of the Prime Minister’s Department at Dataran Putra, Perdana Putra Building here, his first after returning to helm the country following the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s electoral victory on May 9. Dr Mahathir arrived at Dataran Perdana at 8.20 am, 10 minutes ahead of…

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Tun M To Remain In Power One To Two Years, WSJ’s Report

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to remain in power for one or two years after his historic election win last week, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). In his interview with the WSJ at his office at Perdana Leadership Foundation here Tuesday, Dr Mahathir also said that he expected criminal charges…

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List Of Cabinet Members Decided In Principle By PM

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PUTRAJAYA – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the list of names of the Cabinet Ministers and the portfolios they would lead will be decided by him as the Prime Minister in principle. He said the Pakatan Harapan component parties had submitted the names of the Cabinet members and the ministries selected. “I will confirm who…

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Dr Mahathir Kicks Off Official Duty As New PM With Govt Top Brass Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has arrived to chair a meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government on Monday (May 14). He was seen arriving in a black Proton Perdana at 9.10am at the Yayasan Perdana Leadership Foundation here. Earlier, the Chief Secretary to the…

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PM Dr M Meets Government Top Brass

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister  Mohamad kicked off his first official government meeting in the federal administrative capital today as he presided over a high-level meeting with the government top brass. The meeting on the implementation of 10 promises in 100 days, attended by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, ministry secretaries-general…

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“We Have No AG At The Moment” – Dr Mahathir

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PETALING JAYA – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the country currently “has no Attorney-General”, and that several names were being considered for the post. Dr Mahathir noted that certain restrictions had been placed on a number of people who might have been involved in wrongdoings or in making wrong decisions under the…

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Dr M Admits Preventing Najib From Leaving The Country

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PETALING JAYA — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed that he prevented his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife from leaving the country. “It is true that I prevented Najib and his wife (Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor) from leaving the country, as far as I know only he and his…

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Govt Will Focus On Finances, Economic Management

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PETALING JAYA – The new Pakatan Harapan-led government will focus on the country’s finances and economic management, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In addressing more than 300 local and foreign media personnel after being sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister last night, Dr Mahathir also assured that the government would want to…

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Dr M-Anwar Combination Seen As Strong Coalition

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KUALA LUMPUR — The cooperation between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is seen as an ideal alliance which will drive Malaysia to greater heights. This is one of the hopes harboured by Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters outside Istana Negara compound today to cheer for Dr Mahathir who was sworn in as…

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