Hisham: I'm willing to support Dr M's leadership, even when others in Pakatan won't


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says he is willing to support the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Sembrong MP said the internal squabbling and the personal politics currently practiced among Pakatan Harapan leaders should be resolved immediately as it does not augur well with the country's image and stability.

"I was able to work under Dr Mahathir for 20 years and I never saw any issue.

"Why only now is there an issue of 'dictatorship', even from those within Pakatan ranks?" he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday (April 2).

Hishammuddin said that labelling Dr Mahathir as a dictator was uncalled for and would not contribute to the stability of the country.

"You have your own people within your coalition calling you a dictator," he said, adding that this never happened when Dr Mahathir was in power before.

"I am confident that those within Barisan will be with Dr Mahathir to ensure he will be able to continue his work as the Prime Minister," added Hishammuddin.

His remark was made in response to comments made by Nurul Izzah Anwar to Singaporean media that she was dissatisfied with Pakatan Harapan's governance.

The Permatang Pauh MP had told Singapore's The Straits Times that she was "broken-hearted" having to work with Dr Mahathir, whom she called a "former dictator".

She also said that she would be serving her final term as an MP due to her disappointment with the current Pakatan government's efforts.

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