Friday, March 4, 2016

No way to oust Najib except through ballot box, Putrajaya tells Dr Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should follow the democratic process and wait for the next general election if he wants a change of government, Putrajaya said today, hours after the former prime minister launched a new cross-party initiative to remove Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from office. Responding to the press conference by Dr Mahathir, opposition leaders and civil society leaders earlier, Putrajaya said Malaysians had given Najib the mandate to lead the country during the 13th general election. "Today, Tun Mahathir and his former enemies have demonstrated the depth of their political opportunism and desperation. "There is an existing mechanism to change the government and prime minister. It's called a general election. ‎And it is the only mechanism that is lawful, democratic and fulfils the people's will‎. "In 2013, the Malaysian people expressed their will and elected the current government, led by Prime Minister Najib Razak. If Tun Mahathir wants to change the government, he must follow democratic process and await the next election, in line with Malaysia's laws and Federal Constitution," a government spokesman said. – March 4, 2016. MORE TO COME]]>

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