Hornbill Unleashed

November 3, 2016

Dr M ‘jealous’ of Najib administration’s improved ties with China, minister says

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

Nazri said Najib has given his assurance to the Cabinet that Malaysia will not compromise its sovereignty by taking in China’s investments. ― Picture by Choo Choy MayTun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest government bashing is due to his jealousy over Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s ability to secure multi-billion dollar investments with China, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz asserted today.

The tourism and culture minister put down the former prime minister’s remarks as seeking to undermine the current administration’s achievements out of spite, because Najib accomplished what he failed to accomplish during his 22 years in office.

“I think Dr Mahathir is thinking about his time as PM or minister. That time China was a communist country but now China is different.

“The China now is different from before. He is jealous I think. He doesn’t like this because he keeps on saying investor confidence is lost and we are going to be bankrupt,” Nazri told reporters in the Parliament lobby here.

He added that it is not easy to secure the almost RM144 billion worth of investments, even from a country like China.

“When China wants to invest that much in Malaysia, [it] shows that China is confident [in] how PM is running the country,” Nazri said.

The Padang Rengas MP also said Najib has given his assurance to the Cabinet that Malaysia will not compromise its sovereignty by taking in China’s investments.

“Datuk Seri Najib has told me that investment is investment but sovereignty is sovereignty. There is no compromise on issues like the South China Sea. That is what you call a leader.

“Maybe Mahathir has weak principles, when people invest he might give in. But, Najib is a principled man.

“Even if they invest, but the question of Malaysian sovereignty doesn’t arise. Maybe if it was Mahathir it would be different,” Nazri said.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also dismissed separately Dr Mahathir’s criticism against the government’s investment achievements.

“What has been done by the Chinese investors gives profit in returns and economic growth of the country.

“I hope this kind of interpretation should be avoided as this is common practice for countries to need foreign investment,” he told reporters.

Najib led a Malaysian trade delegation to China in a recent six-day long visit that saw nearly RM144 billion worth in investment agreements sealed.


Source : KAMLES KUMAR@The Malay Mail Online


2 Comments »

  1. The future is yellow. Najib Abdul Razak’s infamous slogan, ‘You help me, I help you’, has been exported to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), where Najib’s ailing 1MDB has been given a lifeline.

    Najib stands with Jack Ma on one side and his spouse, Ros-Mah on the other. The contrast is particularly galling. Jack Ma is a self made billionaire, Najib became one after a RM2.6 billion Arab ‘donation’, whilst ‘she’ is a ‘self-styled’ First Lady of Malaysia (Flom) and can induce a billion headaches.

    Najib’s trip is a victory for people with vested interests, but the Malaysian taxpayer will bear the cost. Signing 14 deals worth RM144 billions with PRC industrialists, is like opening the floodgates to the PRC. It is a betrayal of Malaysia. He has openly snubbed Malaysians of Chinese descent, and his worshippers, the Malay nationalists and Ketuanan Melayu types, at the same time.

    For many years, he encouraged the red shirts and ministers like Ismail Sabri Yaakob to criticise Chinese Malaysians.

    Whilst these two groups confronted one other at the front door, Najib quietly invited the PRC to enter via the back door, and told them to make themselves at home.

    Chinese Malaysians have been blamed for everything from the high cost of cooking oil to chickens, from fish to flour. With more PRC visitors and workers arriving soon, who will the red shirts blame for the increased cost of goods and services?

    Despite the Islamic ties, the Arabisation of the Malays, the Wahhabi ideology practiced at home, Najib turned his back on the Saudis. With depleted oil reserves, and the Saudi taps running dry, it did not take long for Najib to turn to the east, in a move which mirrors that of a former PM.

    Angered by the United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) case, Najib sought vengeance by aligning himself with the PRC. Perhaps, he thought he could wrest control of many of the disputed islands in the South China Sea by jumping into bed with the PRC.

    Whilst in China, Najib appointed Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, to advise the Malaysian government on Malaysia’s digital economy and its e-commerce activities.

    This should be a marriage made in heaven, as Malaysians are no strangers to Ali Babas.

    First, is the well-known story about Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from ‘The Tale of the Arabian Nights’.

    Comment by Mustafi — November 7, 2016 @ 8:40 AM | Reply

  2. If there are racial problems, surely the chinese Government would step in to protect their economic interest together with the nons. Chinese gun-ships will be stationed nearby in the South China sea. The Malaysian Government will have taper down the award of contracts only to a single race. Any increase in cost due to the imputed cost of the 1MDB corruption debacle will fall on the majority race who are mostly poor and could not be absorbed into the chinese contracts. The Government will listen to chinese advisers. Chinese will be the second language. There will be more supporting industries owned by the nons. There will be more chinese restaurants. The slogan “apa lagi cina mau” will be changed to “apa cina mau lagi”. Maybe the nons will consider to switch over their support to Najib over this development.

    Comment by Hwawei — November 4, 2016 @ 6:47 PM | Reply


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