Razaleigh presses for Mahathir to complete full term

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has cautioned against a hasty change of prime minister.

GUA MUSANG: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said today that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad should complete a full term in office so as to fulfil the promises made by Pakatan Harapan in the last general election.

Razaleigh said that a transfer of power, if made hastily and too early, could have adverse effects on the people and the country.

Mahathir and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim have made varying statements about when Mahathir would hand over to Anwar in accordance with an agreement within Pakatan Harapan.

Razaleigh said: “We also see that in the current situation it is not likely for the prime minister to hand over the post to his successor in the near future because many pledges remain unfulfilled,” he said.

The people were disappointed that many promises in the PH election manifesto have yet to be delivered, he said when opening the Gua Musang Umno delegates meeting in Bukit Chekati here today.

He also said Mahathir should study the situation carefully and make a wise decision to preserve his leadership.

Razaleigh’s remarks came a day after he had warned Pakatan Harapan that the coalition risked imploding from its current squabbles among party leaders. In a riposte today, Mahathir said that Razaleigh himself and his party Semangat 46 had imploded two decades ago.