Dr M tells Kedah PH to work as a team or risk losing power

Dr Mahathir Mohamad tells the Kedah PH Leadership Convention that all parties in the state must function as a coalition and not as separate entities. (Bernama pic)

ALOR SETAR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Kedah Pakatan Harapan’s four components to function as a coalition government and not work in silos.

The PH chairman said this was because as the ruling coalition in Kedah, its position was not too strong and it needed consensus and solidarity among PPBM, Amanah, PKR and DAP to ensure the smooth administration of the state.

“I think we should not focus on posts we want, or who gets what post.

“We have to function as a coalition and not as separate parties,” he said in a video recording played at the Kedah PH Leadership Convention here today.

The convention was officiated by Kedah PH chairman Mukhriz Mahathir.

In the video recording, Mahathir also urged the convention to concentrate on efforts to strengthen cooperation and not squabble over positions in a certain party or certain individual as this will only weaken and impede unity in PH.

“As such, I hope the convention will focus on cooperation in PH and not on matters about someone’s position, which is not important.

“If we cannot cooperate, I am sure we will not last long as the government,” he said.