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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Don't blame Muhyiddin, 1MDB made things harder - Bersatu man tells Najib


A Bersatu supreme council member has lambasted former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak for blaming former premier Muhyiddin Yassin over the country's poor economic performance.

This came after Najib (above) hit out at Muhyiddin for declaring a state of emergency earlier this year, which the former said caused Malaysia to slip into a technical recession again and perform worse than its neighbours in the third quarter of the year.

"Yes, it is true that our country is crawling to repair its economy after being badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"But Malaysia is facing a different situation (than its neighbours), where we have to shoulder the burden of having to repay 1MDB debts amounting to RM41.36 billion.

"Not only that, the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government when it was under the eighth prime minister (Muhyiddin) also inherited over RM1 trillion national debt, which was accumulated since the years when BN was in power," Muhammad Faiz Na'aman said in a statement today.

"These are the facts announced by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz in April. Thus, surely all this would have effects on efforts to revive the country's economy and the people's wellbeing," he added. 

Bersatu supreme council member Muhammad Faiz Na'aman

Najib, who was the sixth premier, had posted on Facebook yesterday that the country's economy contracted by 4.5 percent in the third quarter of the year.

Saying that it was the worst economic performance among Malaysia's neighbours, Najib linked the problem to the seven-month nationwide emergency and suspension of Parliament during Muhyiddin's tenure. 

Faiz likened Najib to a "political animal" for trying to blame Muhyiddin over the government's efforts to contain the pandemic.

"This was a desperate act by parties which I have labelled as 'political animals' because they are just trying to take advantage of the situation when the country is battling the deadly coronavirus," he said. 

He also accused Najib of being a hypocrite, saying that the Pekan MP had suggested that the Muhyiddin government reimpose a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus, as what it had done last year. - Mkini

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