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New PH Govt: One-Year-Old


May 15, 2019 One year after GE14, wish list for PH

BECAUSE expectations were unrealistically high, Pakatan Harapan’s first year of governance has been rated by many analysts and academics as underwhelming.|Read more >|SunDaily


May 14, 2019 ‘Big fishes’ nabbed, charged in Pakatan’s first-year rule: Who else besides Najib, Rosmah?

It has been an eventful week: Pakatan Harapan (PH) marking its first year in power and its political foe Umno celebrating its 73rd anniversary on the same day as the Sandakan by-election.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 14, 2019 365 days later

There is a French saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It is attributed to Alphonse Karr.Read more >|TheStar

May 14, 2019 Life in Sabah not worse under Warisan, but analysts say not better either 12 months on

Sabahans are divided on positive changes the ruling Warisan-led state government has made to their lives since being voted into power 12 months ago.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 12, 2019 Moving forward, New Malaysia needs a new narrative

THE euphoria over the surprise victory of the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led Pakatan Harapan coalition last year has been swiftly replaced by a surprisingly bitter disappointment.Read more >|TheStar

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New PH Govt: One-Year-Old

May 12, 2019 Delivering Malaysia’s Reformasi : From kleptocracy to democracy

But the messy process must never be assigned to any one particular ‘extraordinary’ person. It needs to be undertaken by each ‘ordinary’ citizen, especially the young. |Read more >|TheStar

May 11, 2019 Kelantan-Federal govt relationship has been good over the past year, says MB

The relationship between Kelantan state government and the Federal government has been good in the first year of Pakatan Harapan's (PH) administration, Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said.|Read more|NST

May 11, 2019  Experts laud ‘Shared Prosperity’

The “Shared Prosperity” economic model will have to first overcome the special privileges accorded to certain races in past economic models if it is to work, says three of the nation’s notable economic experts.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 68% of Malacca’s PH’s pledges fulfilled: CM

58 or 68% of the 85 pledges that Pakatan Harapan (PH) made in its 14th general election manifesto for the state have been fulfilled, according to Chief Minister Adly Zahari.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 10, 2019 Three things we learnt from: Dr M’s Pakatan one-year anniversary keynote address

Make no mistake, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s keynote address commemorating his administration’s first year was no tame affair.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 10, 2019 Dr M: ‘Bored’ hearing about BN’s misdeeds? Fact is we’re paying for its wrongdoings

Malaysians may be “bored” hearing about Barisan Nasional’s (BN) misdeeds but it does not change the fact that it cost the country billions of ringgit, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 10, 2019 Government plans housing scheme for arts and entertainment fraternity

The government plans to introduce a special housing scheme for members of the arts, cultural and entertainment fraternity, the Dewan Negara was told today.|Read more|NST

May 10, 2019 New economic direction to ensure shared prosperity

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday outlined a new economic direction for Malaysia, which aims to ensure that the people reap the fruits of shared prosperity and at the same time, resolve economic problems.|Read more|NST

May 10, 2019 PM reflects on PH's successes

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday maintained his narrative on the government’s commitment in charting the direction of New Malaysia, despite setbacks stemming from legacy issues from the previous administration.|Read more|NST

May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 Dr M hints at three-year maximum stay as PM

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will not see out a full term and will step aside after fixing problems his Pakatan Harapan coalition claims it inherited after forming the government exactly a year ago.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 Malaysia's hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by sky-high public debt and corruption.Read more|NST

May 10, 2019 One year in, law minister concedes legal reforms still only in the works

Nearly a year in office, Datuk Liew Vui Keong acknowledges that Pakatan Harapan’s pledged legislative reforms will take time to realise but pointed out the complexity of the task.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 10, 2019 Analysts find economic optimism in Malaysia recedes a year after Pakatan rule

A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and revival in a country hobbled by sky-high public debt and corruption.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 ‘Progress was made but many promises unfulfilled’

The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to steer the narrative towards the longer-term strategy to further strengthen the nation’s socio-economic development.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 ‘Keep racial problems in check’

Pakatan Harapan’s efforts to introduce reforms can be derailed if racial and religious problems in the country go unchecked, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 Explaining the first year of Malaysian politics post-GE14 in four charts

To the uninitiated, the twists and turns of Malaysian politics over the past year may seem baffling.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 PM: We have fulfilled 39% of the pledges

Pakatan Harapan presented its first “report card” listing down several fulfilled pledges and successes in its first year of administration, saying that it had fulfilled 39% of its pledges measured against 464 initiatives.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 Aiming to achieve shared prosperity

Warning of a possibility of Malaysia becoming a failed state if the Pakatan Harapan coalition partners do not work together, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the people’s strong support for a fair and inclusive distribution of the economy by the year 2030.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 @ 07:00 Improved performance on the cards

Cabinet ministers have vowed to improve on their performance as Pakatan Harapan enters its second year in power.|Read more >|TheStar

May 10, 2019 @ 00:06 Give us one term to boost state economy: Sabah Deputy CM

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew has called on the people in the state to give at least one term to the current state leadership to prove its ability in carrying out development to boost Sabah’s economic growth.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 09, 2019 @ 14:32 Chow's administration graded 'D' by Chant

The Citizens Awareness Chant Group (Chant) has given the Penang government a Grade ‘D’, as it celebrates its first anniversary under the rule of Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.|Read more|NST

May 09, 2019 @ 14:30 Dr M to give special one-year anniversary address at 3.50pm (May 9)
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is set to give a special address in conjunction with Pakatan Harapan's first year anniversary in power.|
Read more >|TheStar


May 09, 2019 S’wak needs RM154 bln funding for development within next 11 years

The approved federal allocation for Sarawak has started to decline from the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011-2015) onwards, according to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >|BorneoPost


May 09, 2019 @ 14:30 Sarawak CM repeats pledge for transparent, corruption-free government

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg today said he is fully committed to have a clean and transparent state government.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 14:30 Sarawak CM promises full cooperation on constitutional changes for MA63 this time

After the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) debacle, the Sarawak government promised it will fully cooperate with the parliamentary select committee to come up with comprehensive amendments to the Federal Constitution.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 13:08 Despite brickbats, many will still vote for Pakatan, says poll
KajiData Research’s latest public opinion poll on Pakatan Harapan's popularity as it celebrates its first anniversary in power shows that it is still deemed the most viable coalition to rule the country compared with its predecessor Barisan Nasional.|
Read more >|TheStar

May 09, 2019 @ 12:30 Bersih 2.0 awards Pakatan 36.4 marks after one year in power

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration “surpassed expectations” but only scored a passing grade of 36.4 over 100 from the coalition for free and fair elections Bersih 2.0 today, its first-year anniversary of its electoral victory over Barisan Nasional. |Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 09:47 'We'll bring back Malaysia that we knew before

AS Pakatan Harapan chairman, Dr Mahathir, 93, led the mowing down of his former party, Barisan Nasional, which he had once helped cement its extensive incumbency for more than 20 years.|Read more|NST

May 09, 2019 Put aside political differences for the sake of schools, education, Abang Johari tells lawmakers

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg called on all lawmakers in Sarawak to come together and resolve the issue of education in the state.|Read more >|BorneoPost

May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 Dr M: Claims Pakatan failed Malays, Islam just diversionary tactic

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said criticisms against the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for not doing enough to protect the interests of the Malays and Islam are little more than deflection by “losing parties”.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 Dr M insists succession plan clear, will leave country in good shape for Anwar

With at least a year left as prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has yet to detail when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will take over but downplayed any concern over a succession plan.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 Dr M to Malaysian youth: Be responsible, prepare to continue country’s development

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad advised Malaysian youth to have a responsible attitude and prepare themselves, as they will inherit the country one day.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 09, 2019 @ 07:00 The exciting and the unexpected
IF there was any expectation that the political rollercoaster would end after the eventful 14th General Election last year, many were in for a surprise.|
Read more >|TheStar

May 09, 2019 @ 15:43 Sabah understands federal govt’s constraints: Shafie

The Sabah state government believes in the ability of the federal government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to steer the country towards greater economic heights.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 Pakatan’s biggest achievement? Relieving public of corruption burden, says Dr M 

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has touted rooting out corruption as one of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) biggest achievements as a first-time government, ahead of the one-year anniversary of its general election win last year.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 One year in, Dr M concedes Pakatan govt still walking on ethno-religious eggshells

Pakatan Harapan (PH) still must tread lightly when it comes to ethnic and religious issues despite already being in power for a year, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted.|Read more >|Malaymail

May 09, 2019 @ 07:00 ‘Good effort, but there’s more to do’
The government needs to buck up and deliver. That’s the key message from a survey, commissioned by The Star, of 1,079 Malaysians of their assessment of Pakatan Harapan’s performance, one year after the coalition’s takeover of Putrajaya.|Read more >|TheStar

May 09, 2019 @ 07:30 May 9: One year after PH’s historic win, how are we feeling right now?

The morning of May 10 last year brought with it many different emotions; euphoria if you had rooted for Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) unprecedented victory or dejection over Barisan Nasional’s (BN) gigantic loss.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 09, 2019 @ 07:00 PM: Pakatan has done muchPakatan Harapan has achieved much in its first year, with the government being of one mind to “bring back the Malaysia we knew”, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.“We don’t go around shouting about our achievements. Nobody expected us to win. They said this coalition is fragile and that it will break up.|Read more >|TheStar

May 09, 2019 @ 07:00 Shaky start for Pakatan in Kedah
An air of uncertainty was hanging over Kedah post-GE14 when Pakatan Harapan, despite winning 18 of the 36 state seats, was still unable to form the state government.|Read more >|

May 09, 2019 @ 07:00 Not smooth sailing for Melaka Pakatan govt after GE14
If the legendary French astrologer Nostradamus was still alive today, he may predict that it would be not be easy for Pakatan Harapan to retain Melaka for a second term.|Read more >|

May 09, 2019 @ 00:34 Nothing is going to happen overnight, Dr M reflects on PH's one year in govt

Everyone needs time, even 93-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was recently listed as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, had to prove himself at one point in time.|Read more|NST


May 08, 2019 @ 21:29 May 9, 2018: The day that shook Malaysia

Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders need to be in touch with the people, especially those in rural areas.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 08, 2019 @ 22:45 Focus on party struggle, not personal agenda, Mahathir tells Bersatu members

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leadership to change the attitude of focusing too much on personal agenda than the party struggle.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 08, 2019 @ 22:37 I don’t think I’m worse than Trump: Mahathir

“I don’t think I’m worse than Trump,“ quipped Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked to rate his captaincy of Pakatan Harapan (PH) which celebrates its first anniversary as the ruling coalition.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 08, 2019 @ 22:34 PH needs support of all, regardless of race, religion

Pakatan Harapan (PH) needs the support of all the people regardless of race and religion, and must work hard to ensure that everyone is satisfied with the government, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 08, 2019 @ 22:29 Make public understand Pakatan Harapan’s style of government: PM

May 9, 2018 will forever be etched in the memories of Malaysians.|Read more >|SunDaily

May 08, 2019 @ 21:30 Pakatan just rebranding BN’s ideas? We’re making them even better, says Dr M

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration is not simply renaming the previous government’s ideas and initiatives but also enhancing them, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad insisted.|Read more >|Malaymail


May 08, 2019 @ 20:47 All set for Dr Mahathir to deliver New Malaysia anniversary message

The stage is set for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to deliver the first anniversary message of New Malaysia at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here tomorrow.|Read more|NST


May 08, 2019 @ 19:51 Can Pakatan deliver on its many promises to Negri?

ON paper, the state Pakatan Harapan had an impressive plan to capture Negri Sembilan, a Barisan Nasional fortress, months before the people went to the polls on May 9 last year.|Read more >|TheStar


May 08, 2019 @ 18:01 Business community gives thumbs up to PH govt

On the eve of Pakatan Harapan’s first anniversary in power, the business community has given it the thumbs up, describing the performance of the new administration’s mix of experienced politicians and novices as commendable, although there is still room for improvement.|Read more >|SunDaily

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May 07, 2019 Pakatan’s year of distractions

In George Orwell’s classic Animal Farm, oppressed farm animals banded together to overthrow their human masters who had neglected and ill-treated them.|Read more >|TheStar

May 07, 2019 Survey: No top marks for Pakatan in its first year

Pakatan Hara­pan, which swept to power on May 9 last year, was given a “Fail” grade for its overall performance as it approaches its first year in leading the government.|Read more >|TheStar

May 07, 2019 ‘Little progress made on manifesto’

The government has continued to backtrack on its election promises by a lack of progress on its reform commitments, say civil society groups.|Read more >|TheStar

May 07, 2019 For most industries, frustration marks first year of Pakatan rule

It has been a long and frustrating year for industry executives. Businesses say they are still reeling 12 months after Pakatan Harapan took power, and are unable to inject confidence despite the new government’s repeated assurance that the private sector can continue to rely on state support.|Read more >|Malaymail   

May 07, 2019 Ahead of one-year mark, DAP’s Steven Sim shares three things learned from Pakatan’s spell so far

Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim said Malaysians did not vote for “material interests” alone in the 14th general election, insisting that sections of the country also cast their ballots for “political fidelity”.|Read more >|Malaymail   


May 05, 2019 Malaysia set to see new wave of China FDI
We can expect a fresh stream of investments from China following the revival of ECRL and Bandar Malaysia, as well as Dr Mahathir’s recent productive trip to Beijing. |Read more >|TheStar

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May 02, 2019 Steady hands for nation’s healthcare

After holding the Health Minister’s post for almost a year, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad says he realised that people want an immediate fix to their problems.While they want issues such as waiting times for treatment and lack of parking lots to be resolved quickly, he said he has to grapple with the greater policies, structures, systems and technological issues that contribute to the shortcomings and inadequacies in healthcare delivery.|Read more >|TheStar

May 01, 2019 One year on under a new govt

On May 9, 2018 a fresh breeze ushered in a momentous transition to a new government. Giving birth to the promise of a new narrative. Of restoring the rule of law, of institutional reforms, of trimmed expenditures to avert a possible collapse of the country’s economy.|Read more >|SunDaily


May 01, 2019 Plunge in popularity

WHAT a difference a year makes. In a week, the Pakatan Harapan government will mark its first year in power but in stark contrast to the height of popularity it enjoyed then, support for the coalition has plunged.|Read more >|TheStar

May 01, 2019 Zuraida to helm Chinese new villages

The management of more than 450 Chinese new villages will be placed under the charge of Zuraida Kama­ruddin (pic), whose ministry has been introducing reforms to address issues linked to Malaysia’s redevelopment.|Read more >|TheStar

May 01, 2019 Parliamentary reforms have a long way to go, think tank says of Pakatan’s first year

Despite Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) pledges, parliamentary reforms have made little headway in Malaysia Baharu after one year, according to think tank Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan (KPRU).|Read more >|Malaymail   

May 01, 2019 Housing Ministry zooms in on affordable housing, plastic waste woes

Efforts to provide more affordable homes to the people and to take more firm action against operators of illegal plastic factories have been among the focus of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government.|Read more >|Malaymail   


May 01, 2019 Water, land and resources minister rates himself 7/10 in Pakatan’s first-year report card

Dr Xavier Jayakumar has given himself a rating of seven to eight out of 10 for his performance as the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister since Pakatan Harapan (PH) became the government a year ago.|Read more >|Malaymail   

May 01, 2019 With regime change, Sisters in Islam finds new support... but also new challenges

The surprise win by Pakatan Harapan last year has been a relative boon to local civil society, but perhaps even more so for the sometimes maligned Muslim women’s rights group Sisters in Islam (SIS).|