By Nigel Edgar
KUCHING, May 6: Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh today criticised the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for not fixing the damage allegedly done by the previous federal government.
Instead, he accused them of making numerous U-turns on many of their election promises but still claiming that the new administration had been doing well in fixing the country’s economy.
“Before the last General Elections (GE14), the most mentioned topic that was circulated among the opposition was that if Malaysians do not change the government, Malaysia would go bankrupt. And now with the economic turmoil that we are facing under the PH government, you (PH) are swallowing back what you said. Karma going back at you,” Miro said in the august House during his debate on the TYT’s speech this afternoon.
He said nearly RM270 billion worth of investment was lost after investors pulled out of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE).
“Last time, you said which investor would want to invest in a country that is going to bankrupt. Now you can swallow your pride.
“What has the PH government done in a year of power? (You are) making lots of U-turns and creating disasters for our national economy,” said Miro.
He also took a jibe at the PH government about the drop in share prices in numerous government-linked companies (GLCs) like Felda, Tabung Haji and Khazanah Nasional.
He said these GLCs lost billions of ringgit and the federal government had to spend billions of ringgit to bail out some of these GLCs.
“What’s going on now? But still, the Finance Minister (Lim Guan Eng) proudly said give us time to fix things.
“And how much time do you need or for us to wait until we really become bankrupt? Apa sudah jadi dengan kerajaan PH ni? (What has happened to the PH government?)” Miro asked.
He also criticised the state PH leaders for promising 20 per cent oil royalty and 50 per cent tax collected to be returned to the state once PH took over Putrajaya.
“We have been duped and lied to. Like what the Hakka said: “kon jiew, sit mo” – look only, no eat.
“This PH government is really underperforming. I urge them to stop playing politics and to start to work as a government like what the state government is doing — a people-centric government, a government that takes care of the rakyat more rather than creating rhetoric,” said Miro. — DayakDaily