KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday stated he will not permit Malaysia to flounder and fall,as long as he lives .
On Monday, Dr Mahathir said what is important in managing a nation is to find common ground and common purposes, so as to rally people.
“Since I was the Prime Minister in the first round, I was frequently asked what were my secrets for being able to manage a nation that is so diverse- almost each segment (of society) has a different set of demands and priorities,” he said.
“There are no secrets other than the most basic and logical concepts when we are dealing with a diverse group of people. Once we established the common grounds and purposes, we can build on them,” he said
“For long as I live, I will try not to allow this nation of ours to flounder and fall, to lose dignity and sense of purpose,” he stated.
“We have prevailed in the past and we will hopefully prevail now and, in the future.”
Concerns over rising costs and racial politics, among other issues, have plagued the Pakatan Harapan administration nearly a year after it took power.