PASIR MAS: The opposition is obviously running out of ideas when it accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of attempting to pawn the country, following the signing of several huge investments from China to Malaysia.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said foreign investments had long been coming into the country, including from the United States and Britain, but these investors did not colonise the country.
“When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was prime minister, many foreign investors came to Malaysia, (but) we did not see foreign investors colonising us,” he said.
The Umno Supreme Council member was speaking to reporters after opening the “Leader with the People” programme at the district polling centre for Kubang Kuau and Bukit Tandak, Rantau Panjang here today.
On Friday, Najib hit out at parties that were disseminating stories to scare the people that Malaysia was being “sold out” via various business agreements valued at more than RM143 billion, signed during his week-long visit to China.
Meanwhile in PADANG TERAP, Education Minister and Umno Supreme Council member, Mahdzir Khalid said there was nothing wrong in the prime minister signing various agreements with China as it would benefit the people and the country.
He said this when opening a state programme on “Teachers with the Community: Teacher Builders of the Nation-State” here today.