Mahathir vows to keep his promise to step down as PM, unless 'gun is put to his head'

Published on 1 Aug 2019 1:35:49 PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that he will keep his promise to step aside for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim despite calls for him to serve out his full term.

Dr Mahathir said that on Monday when asked to comment on Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s public plea for Dr Mahathir to serve out the full term.

Dr Mahathir also admitted to a meeting between him and Opposition party leaders from the PAS-Umno alliance and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) recently but downplayed it, saying that many people came to see him all the time and that he had met with many people.

Asked to confirm if a high-ranking Pakatan Harapan leader, who is a Cabinet minister, who was also present at the meeting was Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, the Prime Minister replied: "It's a secret meeting. I can't tell you."