ALOR SETAR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has voiced his disappointment, following a remark by Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar to a Singaporean media that she was dissatisfied with Pakatan Harapan's governance.
"Tak pa la, dia banyak orang kecewa. Saya pun kecewa dengan dia orang. (Never mind, many people are disappointed. I am also disappointed with them)," Dr Mahathir told reporters after delivering a special mandate to some 500 civil servants at Dewan Seri Negeri here on Monday (March 25).
Dr Mahathir did not elaborate further as to who he was disappointed with.
This came after Nurul Izzah told Singapore’s The Straits Times that she was "broken-hearted” having to once again work with Dr Mahathir.
She added that she would be serving her final term as an MP due to her disappointment with the current Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s efforts.
Earlier, Dr Mahathir urged civil servants to stop any corruption in their work and organisation following the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) in January.
He said a materialistic mentality and a desire for shortcuts to acquire wealth quickly should be rejected as such practices will lead to corruption and abuses of power.
"History has shown how strong and grand Muslim empires were destroyed through abuses of power and corruption.
"When corruption and abuses of power are widespread, the strength of the empires weakened and they were eventually brought down and conquered by their enemies," he said.
The NACP addresses six key priority areas; political governance, public sector administration, public procurement, legal and judicial, law enforcement and corporate governance.
Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir at the ceremony also led some 500 civil servants in an anti-corruption pledge before signing the integrity and anti-corruption pledge witnessed by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull.
Also present was Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed.