PH USING 1MDB TO DISTRACT VOTERS 1
MALAYSIA Development Bhd (1MDB) has been termed as the world’s most investigated company. It may now be the most “overhyped” fake news.
Looking at articles and reports on 1MDB, it is remarkable how Malaysians have remained calm over allegations of the company’s missing money and assets over the last two to three years.
I believe Malaysians and the authorities, especially international authorities, are not going to jump to conclusions as easily as opposition supporters.
The fact is, 1MDB has not lost any money, and its debt problem has been dealt with.
What everyone is reading about now are new allegations that have no basis to be pursued by the authorities.
The opposition refocused on 1MDB following the report of Indonesia’s seizure of the yacht, Equanimity, off Bali on Feb 28.
Reports that businessman Jho Low and US$1 billion (RM3.9 billion) in cash were on board the vessel were denied by the Indonesian authorities.
I am confident that nobody bought the story because many of us know that Pakatan Harapan leaders are worried about six problems in the run-up to the 14th General Election.
These are the water crisis, the Ijok land issue, the increase in property tax in Selangor, the Penang undersea tunnel project, environmental issues, and the Penang chief minister’s bungalow allegedly bought at belowmarket price.
There are many unresolved issues. The opposition should address them or at least try to resolve them, or their supporters will lose faith in the pact.
The opposition should put its house in order, instead of launching its manifesto, which was described as unrealistic by political observers.
It is only right that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak rebuked Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali in Parliament on the state government’s handling of the water crisis.
I am a Selangor resident. As menteri besar, Azmin should have taken a more direct approach to resolve the issue.
Don’t play the blame game. Go to the ground, meet us and assure us that the water supply will return soon.
What is so good about free water when there is no water? Pakatan is good at making promises, but they are rarely kept.
It has led Penang and Selangor for two terms, or 10 years.
Can you imagine if this problem had happened under Barisan Nasional? You will never hear the end of it, just like 1MDB.
Now the opposition is promising what it plans to do in the first 100 days in office, if it is returned to power.
It has been given 3,650 days in Penang and Selangor.
The renewed attacks on 1MDB are to distract voters.
Selangor folk who voted for Pakatan want the water issue to be resolved — “It is the water, deliver that first.”
Residents in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, queueing for water from a Syabas tanker last week. The water crisis is one of six issues plaguing the opposition pact.