Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan government will continue to run the country based on Islamic teachings yesterday, 4 June
Bernama reported Mahathir as saying that the government will not do anything contrary to Islamic teachings, given that Islam is the country's official religion as embodied in the Federal Constitution.
"We will establish a government that upholds the laws and the constitution of the country, and we will not do anything contrary to Islam," the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) chairman was quoted as saying by Bernama at the party's Iftar event yesterday.
Mahathir also dismissed claims that Pakatan Harapan will not safeguard Islam as untrue
Malay Mail reported the Prime Minister as saying that there were leaders who claimed to be upholding Islam but acted against tenets of the religion instead.
"We know that there are many who claim that they supposedly protect Islam but we find that their actions are contrary to Islam," Mahathir said.
"We will not hesitate to administer in accordance with Islam and (we) will prove why their policies and stance are not in accordance with the true Islam," he added.
Mahathir also assured Malaysians that there will be no discrimination against any other religion
Bernama reported the PPBM chairman as saying that this is in line with the demand of Islam, which gives preference to justice.
Furthermore, he said Malaysians should be grateful that there was a smooth transition of power in the 14th General Election, unlike many developing countries, particularly Islamic nations.
According to him, the transition of power in such nations happened in a tense environment with riots, hence the winners had been unable to carry on with running their countries.
Mahathir also said that the non-violent transition in Malaysia could serve as an example for other countries.
Last week, a Bollywood producer announced his plans to make a movie about how Mahathir saved Malaysia: