‘Chief architect’ of Putrajaya stands zero chance of winning seat


Asila Jalil Yasmin Ramlan Nabihah Hamid

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been named as the Pakatan Harapan prime minister candidate and needs to win a parliamentary seat if he is to be Malaysia’s next leader. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, January 15, 2018.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the opposition’s choice for prime minister, is expected to contest in either Kubang Pasu, Langkawi or Putrajaya. The Malaysian Insight recently went to these areas to gauge the level of support for the former prime minister. In the third and final part of this series, we look at the former prime minister’s chances in Putrajaya.

THERE were only two logical choices when Dr Mahathir Mohamad decided in the late 1980s that Malaysia needed its own administrative capital away from Kuala Lumpur.


Effective July 2018, access to full reports will only be available with a subscription. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

Subscribe Now!


Sign up or sign in here to comment.


Comments


  • The civil servants there are confused with loyalty to the government and the loyalty to a party. Being loyal to a government is being loyal to the government is being responsible to the rakyat quest for a good government. Being loyal to a party is only being loyal to a minor portion of the Rakyat. The civil servants must look at a bigger picture for the good of the nation. Every 5 years, there comes the chance to move forward to better days ahead.

    Posted 6 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • After reading the article i came to a conclusion that the govt employee are so stupid that they failed to understand what a govt is and what a political party is? WHERE TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPED STATUS ....CAN ACHIEVE SELFISH STATUS .

    Posted 6 years ago by Mohanarajan murugeson

  • WITH FELDA on going songlap policy TDM will even contest Pekan........& win with majority

    Posted 6 years ago by Mohanarajan murugeson

  • Tun should contest in either kepong, george town or bukit bintang...he has the best chance there with the support of the dap

    Posted 6 years ago by Bill Zone

  • Sad to read what has happened to the intellect of the people of Malaysia typically PJaya. It seems it doesn't matter if umno is rotten to the core and the country is becoming like Zimbabwe, as long as they have what they want, they will still vote for the rotten which is actually against their religion. The retarded mentality of not being able to see the good for the entire country or the benefit of good governance.

    Posted 6 years ago by Alphonz Jayaraman

    • Totally agree with u.Being govt servant myself,im very sad to know that how cheap the mentality of sonev of putrajaya voters.so selfish..i sufreat move out from putrajaya

      Posted 6 years ago by Laila Bahari

  • Cait eait for mahatir taking back his throne. Hopegully he will revert back salary increment fron couple of hundreds to mere 90.00 during his time.

    Posted 6 years ago by Mangkuk Hayun