Dr M seeking to form a “unity government” that puts national interest as a priority

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Dr Mahathir reiterated that he is trying to form a “unity government” that consists of individuals who will set aside party politics and ideology.

He said in a special address to the nation carried last night by TV1, “political parties and politicians must put national interest as a priority.”

The 95-year-old interim prime minister said that politicians and political parties have been placing too much emphasis on politics to the extent of forgetting the economy and problems of the nation and people.

Dr Mahathir had resigned as premier on Monday and PH government had collapsed following the withdrawal of members of his own Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and some PKR rebels from Pakatan Harapan and attempt to form a new government called “Pakatan Nasional” with the opposition parties mainly the PAS and UMNO.

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However, he was reappointed interim prime minister by the Malaysian King, until new prime minister and new cabinet appointed.

 Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had explained that his resignation was due to too much politicking for self-interest though the country is suffering a weak economy and threatened by the coronavirus.

Malaysian politicians focus too much on themselves and their party matters rather than focussing on pressing issues affecting the nation and its people, he said.

Therefore, Dr. Mahathir sees that a “unity government” would be the only solution for this political and economic crisis.

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