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New Mahathir less dreaded than old Mahathir, says PKR lawmaker

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Dr Mahathir Mohamad is less dreaded by his Pakatan Harapan colleagues now than he was by Umno in his first tenure as prime minister, Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil said today.

He said this during the 'A New Malaysia: The Way Ahead' forum at Sunway University, after being asked by the audience whether a 'new Malaysia' was really birthed after the last general election.

The audience member pointed out that although there was a new government in power for the first time in 61 years, it was led by a "recycled” prime minister being advised by the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) that comprises “recycled” personalities who came into prominence during Mahathir’s first tenure...

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