Singaporeans Are Tired Of The Same Government Too, Says Tun M
Singapore has been under one-party rule since independence.
In an interview with Financial Times, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believed that the decision by Malaysian voters to vote out BN on 9 May could inspire Singaporeans
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) pact overthrew the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition which had been in power since the country's independence.
Singapore shares the same political history with Malaysia as the city-state has been under the governance of the People's Action Party (PAP) since the first general election in 1959.
The international daily newspaper noted that Mahathir had "always enjoyed needling neighbouring Singapore"
"I think the people of Singapore, like the people in Malaysia, must be tired of having the same government, the same party since independence," he said in an interview with Financial Times.
Mahathir, who served as the prime minister from 1981 to 2003 before his return, had a rather stormy relationship with Singapore as he rarely saw eye to eye with the late Lee Kuan Yew.
In the same interview, Mahathir also had some reservations about working with President Donald Trump, whom he regarded as "a person who changes his mind overnight"
"For example, he wants to meet the president of North Korea, then he doesn’t want to meet, and now he’s saying maybe it’s going to happen," he stated.