92 year old would be the oldest elected prime minister in the world history
The swearing-in ceremony for Mahathir bin Mohamad, 92, as the seventh Prime Minister has been delayed for unknown reason. It was supposed to be held at 5 pm (2.30 pm India Time). There is lot of suspense and confusion in Kuala Lumpur about the course of transition of power.
The victory of Malaysia’s opposition parties known as Barisan Nasional (BN) led by Mahathir bin Mohamad, 92, is an unprecedented development in the history of the country. BN coalition has ruled for 61 uninterrupted years since independence.
According to official Bernama news agency, BN chairman Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, has called on the people on Thursday afternoon to remain calm and place their trust on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Mohammad V to appoint the prime minister. This indicated some confusion and power struggle with BN coalition.
Earlier in the day, Mahathir bin Mohamad addressed a press conference in Kuala Lumpur along with his counterparts from Pakatan Harapan, saying that there was an urgency for the country to form a government “as soon as possible” as the interim government’s tenure had ended last night.
As stated in Article 43 (2) (a) the Federal Constitution, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is obliged to appoint a member of Parliament (MP) whom he believes has the majority support from other MPs as the prime minister.
“So the people in Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope)all the members of Parliament belonging to Pakatan Harapan have signed and declared that they support the candidate chosen by the coalition to be the prime minister. That candidate you have heard his name, its Dr Mahathir Mohamad”, he said.
“And we hope that by 5 o’clock today that there will be a swearing in ceremony. Because without prime minister, there will be no government, without government there will be no law and constitution,” he said in a press conference here earlier today on the delay in the swearing in ceremony.
He said that at first, the coalition expected the swearing-in ceremony to held this morning but that there had been some confusion regarding their numbers in Parliament and this delayed the event.
He said the confusion, however, was cleared as Pakatan Harapan now had enough MPs and all of them had signed the declaration, supporting him as the prime minister, which would be delivered to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
Mahathir said that as soon as the swearing-in had been completed, the new government would call for a sitting of parliament to make the decisions considered very necessary for the government.
Mahathir bin Mohamad served as country’s prime minister from 1981 to 2003, making his the longest serving Prime Minister. His political career has spanned more than 70 years since he first joined a newly formed United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in 1956, before forming his own party, Malaysian United Indigenous Party.
Malaysian outgoing Prime Minister Najib Razak, delivered an address on Thursday, after his ruling coalition lost its firm grip on power in an election. The 92-year old Mahathir bin Mohamad, who ruled Malaysia for 22 years, led the unexpected victory over Najib. His return as Prime Minister ends the previously unbroken rule of Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that had governed since 1957.
Though Mahathir bin Mohamad swearing has not taken place till 8.30 pm (local Kuala Lumpur time), but Wikipedia and Google had updated his name as the country’s Prime Minister.
National Daughters Day 2023: History, significance, theme and wishes
The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
In India, Daughter’s Day is observed on the final Sunday in September, which falls on September 24, 2023. India is the only big nation with a higher mortality rate for females than boys, according to UNICEF.
At birth, there are 900 females for every 1000 boys in the nation. In the world, boys are 7% more likely than girls to die before the age of five. In India, though, the figures are dismal, with 11% more girls dying before turning five.
Given these troubling numbers, it is crucial to invest in the wellbeing of girls in order to empower them. The purpose of National Daughter’s Day is to serve as a reminder that girls should be given equal chances, including access to education, practical life skills, and sports participation, among others.
The first National Daughters Day was observed in India in 2007, which is where the holiday’s origins can be found. Daughters have frequently been overlooked in a society where males have long been regarded with awe. The noble goal of this day is to inspire parents to show their admiration for their daughters.
In certain cultures, having daughters has been seen as more of a burden than a blessing. With the goal of reversing this perception, National Daughter’s Day exhorts parents to acknowledge the extraordinary gift that their daughters are.
The significance of National Daughters Day can be found in our ever-changing society. It’s a day set aside to gleefully acknowledge the daughters in our lives. Falling on a Sunday presents a chance for parents and daughters to spend quality time together, cherish one another, and have intimate life-related dialogues. It’s a day for giving, caring, and fostering the cherished relationship between mothers and daughters.
- Daughters are special and highly valued, which demonstrates that they were sent from heaven above
- Daughters are special; once we have them, we can never live without them. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters are the pride of their parents’ hearts; from birth, they are beautiful
- My darling daughter, my baby you will always be, no matter where you are. You are a little part of me, whether near or far. Happy Daughters’ Day!
- Daughters will soon be married and grown, then they may start a family of their own
Canadian PM Trudeau wants to work constructively with India, says Canada shared credible allegations with New Delhi weeks ago
India has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel regarding the allegations from Canada before Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday asserted that Canada shared credible allegations that the Indian government may have been involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar weeks ago, according to reports.
The Canadian Prime MInister added that his country wants to work constructively with India and hope that New Delhi engages with them so that they can get to the bottom of this very serious matter. Meanwhile, India has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel regarding the allegations from Canada before Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that there was a potential link between an Indian government agent and the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force, who was gunned down in Surrey in June. Justin Trudeau made the allegations in the Canadian Parliament.
India has debunked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement deeming the allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada as both absurd and motivated. Issuing a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that they have seen and rejected the statement made by the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament. It added that they also rejected the statement made by their Foreign Minister.
After the allegations by PM Trudeau, the Canadian government expelled a top Indian diplomat. In a tit for tat move, New Delhi also expelled a Canadian diplomat. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also claimed that the Indian High Commission and consulates are facing security threats in Canada and therefore cannot process visa applications temporarily.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar was among India’s most-wanted terrorists, carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. He was fatally gunned down by two unidentified assailants outside a gurdwara in Surrey, a province of British Columbia in Canada, on June 18, according to reports.
India-Canada row: No special exemption to India, says US NSA Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan asserted that this is something that they will keep working on, noting that there was no special exemption to India in the case.
The United States on Thursday affirmed that it is in constant communication with India and Canada amid increasing diplomatic tensions between both the countries. The diplomatic standoff broke out after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted that his country’s security agencies were investigating a link between the Indian government and the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Speaking on the matter, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters that the US will be in contact with India at the highest level. He added that it is a matter of concern for them and they are taking it seriously. He asserted that this is something that they will keep working on, noting that there was no special exemption to India in the case.
He underlined that there is not some special exemption for actions like this. He added that regardless of the country, they will stand up and defend their basic principles. In addition, he affirmed that the US will also consult closely with allies like Canada as they pursue their law enforcement and diplomatic process.
Jake Sullivan further dismissed reports that the US’s desire to strengthen ties with India would constrain its ability to voice concerns about the allegations. He asserted that the Joe Biden administration took Canada’s allegations seriously and it was in constant contact with Ottawa.
He also noted that the US have deep concerns about the allegations and that they would like to see this investigation carried forward and the perpetrators held to account. Meanwhile, New Delhi outrightly rejected Canada’s allegation as absurd and motivated. In a tit for tat move to Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official over the case, New Delhi expelled a senior Canadian diplomat.
On Thursday, India asked Canada to take action against terrorists and anti-India elements operating from its soil. Furthermore, India also suspended visa services for Canadians, as the diplomatic standoff over Nijjar’s killing pushed their ties to an all-time low.