KUALA LUMPUR — May 10, 2018: The Pakatan Harapan presidential council will meet tomorrow to discuss the formation of the country’s new Cabinet.
At a press conference after being sworn in as the country’s seventh prime minister and the world’s oldest elected PM at 92 years, Bernama reported that Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had this to say: “Tomorrow is a holiday. But I will not take any holiday. Although I’m the prime minister, I’m bound to consider the views of the component parties… how we divide the number of ministers between us.
“There are quite a number of things we need to do… some are officially required and some are on policy decisions. So it will be a very busy time.”
Mahathir led the four-member coalition of PPBM, PKR, DAP and Amanah on Wednesday to a stunning victory in the 14th general elections, dethroning Barisan Nasional which had ruled the country since independence in 1957.
He further mentioned that Pakatan would review previous charges on political leaders, as some could have been politically motivated and also review laws that are oppressive and unfair.
Another indication of what’s to come was when Mahathir vowed that the heads of certain government departments will fall.
“The heads of certain departments must fall. We find that some people are aiding and abetting the former prime minister who was described by the world as kleptocrat.”
Mahathir was officially sworn in before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara at 9.57pm.