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Dr M committed to reforming the country

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A week after being placed in Malaysia's driver seat, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is committed to undertaking the herculean task to reform the country.

“It is time-consuming and energy consuming [...] I do not get much sleep.

"But I have to do it because they have appointed me as prime minister. I cannot complain very much,” he told a packed press conference at the Perdana Leadership Foundation today, a week after assuming the top job.

The Pakatan Harapan coalition chairperson created history last Thursday when he took the oath of office as the prime minister of Malaysia for the second time and at the age of 92.

The swearing-in took place in the wake of Pakatan Harapan's stunning victory in the 14th general election on May 9.

Mahathir first became the prime minister of Malaysia in 1981 at the age of 56. He was the country's fourth prime minister then.

He stepped down from the post in 2003 after being in office for 22 years.

At today's press conference, Dr Mahathir also wished “Selamat Berpuasa” to all Muslims in the country who will start fasting tomorrow.

In conjunction with Teacher’s Day today, he also thanked all teachers in the country for their contributions to the country and the younger generation. - Bernama

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