Repeating promise to Anwar, Dr M says will go once Malaysia is on firmer ground

“Unless they push me to a corner, put a gun to my head and tell me to continue and finish my term, I will step down. I will keep my promise”

(MMO) – Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated today that he will keep his promise to step aside for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim despite calls for him to serve out his full term.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, the world’s oldest elected official said the only way he would renege were if someone “put a gun” to his head.

However, he also qualified this by saying he would leave only when he considered Malaysia to be more stable.

On Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s public plea for Dr Mahathir to serve out the full term, the prime minister said: “That is his opinion.”

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