Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is welcoming any suggestions concerning government matters, however, he said it does not mean that he would have to respond to them.
Saying that there were many suggestions that he heard from others, he said, “We can’t agree to all. It is freedom of speech, you can ask what you like.
“Whether I respond or not, what I think, is kept to myself. I do not have to reveal my thoughts to anybody,” he was quoted as saying today.
He was asked to respond to prime minister’s media and communications advisor Datuk Abdul Kadir Jasin’s suggestion to appoint PKR President Anuar Ibrahim as “special function minister” following Pakatan Harapan’s defeat at the Tanjung Piai by-election.
Kadir said the government should look back into Anwar’s role following the announcement of the possibility to have a reshuffle in the Cabinet.
Mahathir has also positively welcomed the amendment to a constitutional bill to limit the term of the prime minister’s post.
The first reading of the Bill today would be tabled by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
“I am 94 years old, you want me to be PM at 100?” he quipped.
3rd December 2019 18:16