PUTRAJAYA: The Pakatan Harapan coalition needs to be united and if its component parties cannot put aside their differences, Malaysia would become a “failed state”, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“These four parties came together to help topple the previous Barisan Nasional administration under Datuk Seri Najib Razak,” said the Prime Minister.
“Although the four parties had different perspectives, we had one common goal: To take down the kleptocracy under Najib.
“But if we cannot put aside our differences, things will get worse, the country will suffer and Malaysia would be in danger of becoming a failed state,” he said in a special address in conjunction with Pakatan’s first year anniversary in power.
Dr Mahathir added that Pakatan leaders are aware of this, but more importantly, the people of Malaysia also realised this.
The event at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre on Thursday (May 9) was attended by ministers, top government officials and foreign dignitaries.
Dr Mahathir also spoke about the achievements of Pakatan in its first year of being in power.
On May 9 last year, Pakatan wrested control of the Federal Government from Barisan Nasional in a historic general election.
It was the first time Malaysia has seen a change in government since independence.
For more on Pakatan’s first anniversary as the Federal Government, visit our special Recalibrating Malaysia microsite.