PH govt needs to review some pledges in manifesto: Mahathir

PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government needs to review some of the pledges in its manifesto following certain constraints in fulfilling them, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said if these were to be fulfilled as they were previously intended, it would result in a great loss to the nation which was now grappling with various problems left behind by the previous government.

“That is why we need to review these pledges, which were made because we believed we would lose in the 14th general election.

“But we won, now they have come back to haunt us,” he told a media conference after chairing a meeting of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's (Bersatu) Supreme Council, here today.

The Prime Minister, who is also Bersatu chairman, however, did not disclose which of the pledges in the PH election manifesto that he was referring to.

Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir said Bersatu is undergoing a restructuring process in line with conditions in its constitution for its general assembly which will be held in September of next year.

He said it included setting up branches which will be registered so that they can send delegates to division meetings.

“From there, the divisions can send delegates to the general assembly,” he said.

He added that Bersatu would also start setting up branches in Sarawak as soon as possible. — Bernama

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