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Dr Mahathir to step down after APEC Summit

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

19th Feb, 2020. 11:53 pm
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated his commitment to step down after Malaysia hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit.

According to the sources of Asia one, The Prime Minister said this three days ahead of the Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting, which is expected to discuss the issue of power transition.

However, Dr Mahathir does not know if the date of power transition will be fixed at the Pakatan council meeting.

“I don’t know (if the issue will be raised). I have said that I am ready to resign at any time when asked.

Another UMS academician Dr Lee Kuok Tiung said he was of the view that Anwar who is PKR president, must earn the people’s mandate through a general election if he wished to take over as prime minister.

Lee said the decision should be made through a democratic process, with Anwar listed as the prime minister-candidate in Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto for the 15th General Election.

He pointed out that the Port Dickson MP did not contest in GE14 but only became an elected representative through a by-election.

“In the current situation, I would prefer to see Dr Mahathir stay (as prime minister).

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