Power transition: DPM lauds Mahathir’s commitment

Power transition: DPM lauds Mahathir’s commitment

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail lauded Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement on agreeing to hand over the post of prime minister to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“Alhamdulillah,” she said, when met by reporters after launching the Malaysian Inspiration Fund (My Inspiration) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Wan Azizah, who is also Anwar’s wife, was asked to comment on an interview between Mahathir with Australian newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald in Bangkok, Thailand recently.

Mahathir was reported to have said that he was ready to hand over the premiership to Anwar before the next general election, without giving any date.

Meanwhile, Wan Azizah said she respected the Sessions Courts’ decision yesterday to drop the two charges against Seremban Jaya state assemblyman P Gunasekaran for alleged links to Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

‘’That is a court decision and we respect the decision,’’ she said.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Aslinda Ahad submitted the request before Sjudge Madihah Harullah.

Following the first and second charges prior to this, Gunasekaran was charged with having items linked to LTTE at his office and residence.

All the offences were allegedly committed at number 2844, Jalan SJ 3/6B, Taman Seremban Jaya and number 139, Kampung Baru Rahang, each at 9.58 am and 11.50 am, on Oct 10.


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