Risk of power abuse, dictatorship tendencies: Pundits caution against Mahathir's unity govt idea
KUALA LUMPUR — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for a non-partisan unity government which concentrates power in the hands of a prime minister will lead to risks of abuse of power and dictatorship tendencies, political observers warned on Thursday (Feb 27).Read more: TODAY
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Unity government under Dr M? Umno sec-gen says will be hypocritical after Pakatan collapseKUALA LUMPUR — Umno has rejected the idea of a unity government under the leadership of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, its secretary-general Annuar Musa asserted on Tuesday (Feb 25).
Malaysia's Mahathir proposes 'unity government' to strengthen gripKUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia's Mahathir Mohammed is trying to form a national unity government under his personal authority, drawing together rival parties, political sources said on Tuesday (Feb 25), following his shock resignation as prime minister.
Mahathir says he resigned because he cannot accept Umno being part of ruling govtKUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (Feb 26) that he resigned because he cannot accept the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) being a part of a ruling government that replaces Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Malaysia in turmoil as Mahathir, Anwar vie for powerKUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia was plunged into a bitter power struggle Wednesday (Feb 26) as Dr Mahathir Mohamad sought to form a unity government following his shock resignation, but old foe Anwar Ibrahim also pushed to become premier.
Factbox: Malaysia's Mahathir masters political art of quitting to assert powerHaving stunned Malaysia by resigning as prime minister on Monday as a power struggle erupted within the ruling coalition, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was immediately asked by the Southeast Asian nation's king to stay on as an interim premier. Mahathir also resigned as the chairman of his own party