Dr M: People still love and support Pakatan

Dr M: People still love and support Pakatan

KUALA LUMPUR: The people still support and appreciate Pakatan Harapan (PH), said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday.

Responding to several reports that said the public was miffed with the government and support level had dropped from 80% to 38%, Mahathir dismissed the studies by saying there is no solid evidence to back it.

“What I do know personally is that many people want to greet me, take pictures…that is proof that the support is still there,” he said, during a press conference at a Pakatan and Warisan MPs get-together.

Mahathir claimed that if a study was undertaken using a small number of people and their viewpoints were taken as they were representing all Malaysians, the government would view the findings as incorrect.

He added that although Pakatan was an alliance of five parties, it had managed to form a government which could discuss and decide on matters which are accepted by all.

On the get-together, the prime minister said that the event was aimed at strengthening ties between party leadership and MPs.

The event was also about enabling discussions on government policies which were not well understood by the elected representatives.

“Definitely among the issues we raised was the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 because this is a new policy which needs to be understood by all quarters.

“The people also want to know more about this and the MPs must be able to explain the matter to them,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mahathir claimed that the government had managed to fulfil 60% of its election promises made during the 14th General Election.

“Many of us did not read our own manifesto. For example, we never promised to abolish toll but this is generally taken as part of our manifesto.

“There are many other things which are not read carefully and sometimes, we get carried away with views of the Opposition,” he said.

By G Vinod

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