Malaysia 'damage control' report to be released next year: Mahathir

Malaysia 'damage control' report to be released next year: Mahathir

Mahathir at APEC
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Nov 18, 2018. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

PETALING JAYA: A full report on the “damage control” measures implemented by the Pakatan Harapan government after taking over the country’s administration will be released next year, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday (Nov 25).

He said the report would include details on results of actions taken by the current government in tackling problems left by the previous government.

"We want to see the results of actions that have been taken by government, both on the huge debts that we have to carry and also on the restructuring of the government administration. 

"The report will be prepared by us (government) and will be released next year," Mahathir told reporters after attending the Administrative and Diplomatic Officers' (PTD) Alumni Association dinner on Sunday.

Also present were his wife Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and the PTD Alumni Association president Sallehuddin Mohamed. Earlier, Mahathir also launched the PTD Alumni Foundation.

On another note, the prime minister reiterated his assurance that Malaysia was on its way to come back as the "Asian Tiger" under the PH government.

"We are on the way to come back, provided that we work hard, that we are honest and not influenced by corruption and we don't steal money. Then, I'm sure that we will once again become the Asian Tiger," he said. 

Mahathir also gave credit to the civil servants for Malaysia's glory during his first tenure, saying it was their undivided cooperation with the then administration that helped the country to create success stories.

"I'm glad that in those 22 years, I had no problems. Any decision I made, I was confident that it will be carried out by the civil servants," he added.

"The strong cooperation from the PTD as the government machinery was what made Malaysia once the Asian Tiger."

Source: Bernama/ec