Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has lashed out at Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for misleading the people into believing that the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led federal government was going bankrupt.
“Opposition Leader Anwar said the BN government is going bankrupt, and when the prime minister decided on the 1 Malaysia People’s Assistance (BR1M), he said the government would definitely be bankrupt.
“On the contrary, the country is financially solid and recorded an economic growth of 5.6 per cent last year. Hence, don’t be swayed by such fickle claims,” Muhyiddin said in his address at meet-the-people session at Dewan Sri Antanom, here today, which was also attended by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and other state leaders.
He noted that Anwar’s ‘bankrupt’ statement had been posted on YouTube, complete with “data”.
“We scrutinised the data and found them to be lies and fabrications,” he said.
Muhyiddin said the people should not support or leave any room for the opposition to manoeuvre in their power bid through the 13th general election.
“We want to ensure that the government’s efforts including the transformation initiatives introduced by the prime minister for the people would not be in vain,” he said.
The deputy prime minister expressed confidence that Sabah would be instrumental in BN’s victory in the election.
If the country is not broke, how could the government debt balloon to over RM570 billion. And why should BR1M be paid to the people to help them tied over the difficult times we are facing today.It is obvious that the government is borrowing to appease the people, to bribe them with goodies for this coming election. What happen after the general election will be an entire story. The business circles are complaining about the shortage of cash in the financial market, and they are the forerunners to understand the economic situations. Ask them whether they agree with Muhyiddin`s views and you will have a big NO.
We shall see if the country is going bankrupt. But giving out money in exchange for votes will seriously hurt the country's finance. The rakyat should expect the implementation of GST and the total removal of subsidies of goods if BN wins GE13. BN has to get money from somewhere to fund this BR1M stuff. Money does not just drop from the sky. Those who vote for BN should expect to bear the hardship after GE13. Be warned!
If WE ARE NOT BROKE? Why do we need to BORROW to a tune of more 55% Debt Ratio??Its like saying, we have money but we like to borrow FOR FUN??? Come on! You think the Rakyat ARE FOOLS!!