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Democracy will flourish again, assures Mahathir

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Pakatan Harapan government will ensure democracy in the country, which was severely damaged by the previous government, will flourish again, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the PH government held to the principle of separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judiciary unlike what had been done by the previous leaders.

"We (government) will respect the separation of powers between the three branches, not like the previous leaders who thought they could act with impunity.

"The final arbiter is a judiciary that is free of outside influence. Before, wrongdoers were not brought to justice,” he told reporters after a gathering with Kelantan PH leaders in Kota Bharu today.

More than 1,000 PH leaders attended the event.

Commenting further, Mahathir said the people should back the PH government so that there will be no repeat of leaders straying.

He said the essence of democracy was giving people the real freedom to choose their government and this was proven in the 14th general election when the rakyat booted out the old government.

Mahathir further assured that the PH government would have the people’s interests at heart.

Meanwhile, he said that PH was confident of wresting Kelantan in GE15 based on the people’s support from the state for the current (federal ) government.

"From what I see, PH can take over Kelantan in GE15,” he said, adding that the Kelantanese people could judge for themselves the sincerity of the PH government in wanting to serve the rakyat.
- Bernama

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