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Mahathir says he'll be Malaysian PM for 2 years at most if Pakatan wins

New Straits Times February 4, 2018

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Jun 2019

Dr M: I made a promise, and I'll keep to my promise

New Straits Times (MY) June 21, 2019

By Bernama - June 21, 2019 @ 11:31pm KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterates today that he will keep to his promise with regard to passing the baton to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said this when asked whether Anwar was ready for the job, to which the prime minister replied: “It’s not a question of whether he is ready or not. I made a promise and I’ll keep to my promise.” Dr Mahathir was speaking at a session on ‘The Future of Malaysia and Asean’ at the 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit in Bangkok today. It was hosted by Bloomberg Television chief international correspondent for Southeast Asia, Haslinda Amin. Dr Mahathir also spoke about his Cabinet, saying that there would not be any reshuffle at the moment and he would only do so if there was a necessity. Explaining his stand on the matter, he said: “When you reshuffle the Cabinet, you cause a lot of heartaches to many people; they may react in a way that is detrimental to good relations. “...I don’t casually remove people, putting in new people. I haven’t done that before and I will not do that now.” Dr Mahathir said his Cabinet worked very well together as a team. “In most countries after a change of government, there will be people thrown out, taken in...that kind of thing happens in other countries, but in Malaysia we don’t like changing ministers too often,” he said. — BERNAMA