KUALA LUMPUR: If the Pakatan Harapan presidential council demands it, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad expressed that he is ready to give up his post as head of government.
“I think this will be decided by all four parties together, whether they want me to go or not to go.”As far as I’m concerned, if they want me to go, I’ll go now,” Dr. Mahathir told reporters in response to several PKR MPs proposing that he hand over the prime minister post to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in May this year.
It was reported that Dr. Mahathir had said that he will pass the baton to Anwar, but not before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) which Malaysia will host in November this year.
Pakatan had agreed with the succession plan even before the 14th General Election in May 2018, which saw Pakatan becoming the governing coalition in Malaysia.
The Prime Minister also commented on whether he has decided on the new Education Minister or on the reshuffling of the Cabinet. He said a decision has yet to be made on both matters.”I have not decided yet; I just became the acting minister of education for a short while.
“Reshuffling is not an easy task, because it does not only have to be accepted by me but also the four parties in the coalition,” he said.