Withdrawal from Rome Statute among issues discussed between Anwar and Dr M


PETALING JAYA: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discuss various issues during a 40-minute meeting at the Prime Minister's office.

He informed Dr Mahathir about the latest updates on Pakatan Harapan's campaign for the Rantau by-election.

"The Prime Minister had reiterated his call to the constituents of Rantau to give their full support to (Pakatan candidate Dr S. Streram)," said Anwar in a series of tweets on Friday (April 5).

The Port Dickson MP also noted that Dr Mahathir had explained to him several important Cabinet decisions, including the government's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"Aside from that, I was also told on measures on how to save both Tabung Haji and Felda, which need attention and serious action from the government," he added.

However, he did not elaborate the measures which the government decided to take, to tackle the issues.

Earlier in the day, Dr Mahathir said the Cabinet had decided not to ratify the Rome Statute because there was a lot of confusion on it.

It was reported that the government will table a White Paper on Felda, which includes plans to rehabilitate the financially troubled plantation authorities, while the pilgrims fund had announced a dividend of 1.25% amounting to RM913mil for the financial year 2018.