Dr M: Put aside all differences for the sake of nation

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 20 Jul 2019

Good to see you: Dr Mahathir meeting the delegates at the PKR inaugural party retreat in Port Dickson. Also at the event were Anwar and Dr Wan Azizah.

PORT DICKSON: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked PKR members to put aside their differences to allow Pakatan Harapan government to fulfil its pledges to the rakyat.

The Prime Minister and Pakatan chairman said PKR members were able to put aside their differences before the general election because they knew the country was being destroyed by former leaders.

“We realised that if we didn’t do anything to stop them, the future of this country and our children would be ruined.

“We told ourselves that we had to put aside our differences as only we could initiate change and no one else,” Dr Mahathir said when opening PKR’s inaugural party retreat here yesterday.

“So we met and discussed, we fought but made peace.

“We also differed in opinions but we were tolerant.

“Although we may still disagree on some issues, we have put these aside and moved forward as one,” he added.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, vice-president Dr Xavier Jayakumar and secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail were also present at the retreat.

Dr Mahathir said Pakatan should remain strong as the public’s expectations were high.

“We should not forget what brought the four (parties) of us together,” he said.

“There is an English saying that success has many fathers and failure is an orphan.

“Now that we have won, we need to realise that there are opportunists in our midst who are only in it for personal gain and self-enrichment and doing all they can to pit us against each other.”

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