Rule of law important for nation’s recovery process: Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

The Prime Minister, reminding about the Rule of Law principle of the Rukun Negara, said non-compliance with the laws can lead to chaos and make the recovery process difficult.

“We have to abide by the laws in everything that we do. The Prime Minister or the Rulers, ministers or administrative officers, the police or military must abide by the laws in their every action. Not going by the rules can cause chaos in our country.

“This is of utmost importance because we are trying to revive the government of this country. If we are not guided by the laws, then the recovery will not happen,” he said in his address at the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department at Dataran Perdana yesterday.

Dr Mahathir said the government needed noble laws and those which uphold justice and do not put pressure on or marginalise anyone.

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad addresses the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department at Dataran Perdana yesterday. – BERNAMA