During the Harapan Manifesto launch, Mahathir made it clear that the manifesto was designed to win GE-14. After Pakatan Harapan won GE-14, he said that the manifesto is not a bible, but more like a guideline. In this case, it is not necessary to fulfil all the promises written in the manifesto. The statement was made on the 38th day (July 16) since Pakatan Harapan took over the government.
Recently, on October 12, Mahathir came out with a new statement regarding Harapan Manifesto. He said that the manifesto was made because Pakatan Harapan did not expect that they can win the general election. Additionally, the prime Minister also said that the manifesto has become a big burden for the government.
This means that the coalition simply came out with sweet promises hoping to gather votes to topple Najib Razak. Today, the government is constantly being attacked for not fulfilling their promises.