MIC treasurer-general S Vell Paari said alleged attempts to sabotage a US$7 billion planned investment in Malaysia was tantamount to treason and an act of terrorism.
He said this in response to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak who today claimed Saudi Aramco nearly aborted its investment in Malaysia due to “wrong information” provided by those who were “unpatriotic”.
“This heinous act of treason against our beloved country must be condemned by all Malaysians and must never be tolerated.
“This act is a new form of terrorism where these economic saboteurs are trying to destroy the country economically and not by terror,” he said.
Vell Paari said these “unpatriotic Malaysians” may be funded by enemies of the state for the benefit of certain political leaders and businesspersons.
“We have seen how local politicians uses international news media like The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and obtain funds from billionaires like George Soros in an attempt to cripple the country,” he said.
The Wall Street Journal in July 2015 reported that some US$681 million was discovered in the bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Najib denied wrongdoing, claiming the money was a “donation” from a member of the Saudi Arabia royal family, and his supporters accused WSJ of being used by certain quarters to destabilise the Malaysian government.
Vell Paari said the police should intervene in the matter.
“These economic saboteurs who provided false information to Saudi Aramco just to sabotage the investmentof Saudi Aramco in Malaysia must be caught, investigated, brought to court and charged for their crimes.
“The actions by these irresponsible people are tantamount to treason and they shall be charged accordingly for their crimes,” he said.
Vell Paari then alluded to DAP’s involvement, but did go further to provide specifics.
He pointed out that DAP’s Mengkibol state assemblyperson Tan Hong Pin had previously accompanied some Pengerang residents to Taiwan to protest against the Taiwan state-owned KuoKuang Petrochemical Technology Company’s (KPTC) participation in the Pengerang Integrated Petrochemical Complex (PIPC) project.
“One month after the protest in Taiwan by DAP and its supporters, KPTC pulled out of the Pengerang project, citing ‘changes in the macro environment of the industry’ as a main reason.
“Based on the above, the main question now is who are these ungrateful and irresponsible Malaysians that tried very hard to sabotage the Saudi Aramco investment in Malaysia but failed miserably?
“We do not need a rocket scientist to guess this correctly,” he said.
Last month, Saudi Aramco agreed to invest US$7 billion in the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid), which is part of the PIPC.- Mkini