Azmin too backs Dr Mahathir for full term as PM

Azmin too backs Dr Mahathir for full term as PM

PUCHONG: In a move that further distances himself from PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali supported PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s call to support Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad completing a full term in office.

“Bipartisan support for the prime minister marks a new page in Malaysian politics where the interests of the people are given priority.

“This has manifested in the amending of the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to 18.

“(The bipartisan) support was evidence of confidence in Mahathir’s leadership, which has shown the appropriate integrity in line with his role as the country’s premier statesperson,” he said.

Azmin further pointed out that Dr Mahathir’s continued leadership was necessary for the sake of political stability.

“Mahathir’s leadership is needed to ensure stability, continuity and consistency of government policies to stimulate investments, create jobs and create wealth for all.

“I am confident that political stability will lead to firm policies and collective wisdom, including the concept of ‘shared prosperity’ which will restore Malaysia as an Asian Tiger,” he said.

Dr Mahathir has an agreement to hand over power to Anwar though it is an undated one.

In recent months, there is much speculation that Dr Mahathir preferred Azmin to Anwar.  This in return resulted in Azmin being the target of a gay sex video scandal.