Dr M: People did not give us two-third majority to fulfil pledges

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Why there was a delay in fulfilling some of the promises in the manifesto,

Though Pakatan Harapan (PH) inherited the government reign following the 14th General Election (GE14), it was still insufficient to fulfil some of the promises the pact made in its election manifesto.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said, for instance, to undertake amendments to the Federal Constitution, PH needed the backing of two-thirds Members of Parliament in the Dewan Rakyat, which the pact did not possess.

“We were (also) given a certain amount of time, 100 days, but not much can be done within the period.

“To amend the constitution, we must have a two-third majority.

“Although promises were made, people did not give us the two-third majority (mandate).


“That was why there was a delay in fulfilling some of the promises in the manifesto, but I believe over time we can do it,” he said during an interview with CITYPlus FM radio today.

The Parti Pejuang Tanah Air Chairman also highlighted the inexperience of PH ministers in the cabinet during his tenure.

He added that civil servants were also used to serving ministers from Barisan Nasional for almost 60 years.

Due to the change of government, time was needed to adjust to working with the new ministers.

“They (PH ministers) had no experience in government. They do not know how to work with the civil servants,” explained the Langkawi Member of Parliament.