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KUCHING, June 8: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Stakan branch demands an apology from former finance minister Lim Guan Eng and all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who have been claiming that Malaysia is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Its chief Sim Kiang Chiok in a statement pointed out that former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dispelled the rumours when Dr Mahathir revealed that Malaysia has a RM2 trillion cash reserves to weather Covid-19 in the last few days before he resigned as the premier.
“SUPP Stakan demands an apology from former finance minister Lim Guan Eng and all the others from Pakatan Harapan who were irresponsibly telling the people that our country’s debt is high and we are going bankrupt.
“The proof is in the pudding, all those lies are proven to be untrue but fortunately cooler heads prevailed and the truth is now out for all to see,” said Sim.
He thus called for the public to take to heart all the false narrative and fear mongering that PH has been harping on before the 14th General Election and even up to the point of PH losing power.
“Pakatan Harapan has consistently been pushing the idea that Malaysia was a bankrupted state that doomed and the gloom story has been important in their mission to wrest power in Putrajaya.
“These lies and fear mongering has been proven to be wrong by the fact that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has been able to immediately put in place three different stimulus packages to help the economy while spending well over RM295 billion in the process.
“Tun Mahathir himself had clarified in his last few days in power that in fact Malaysia had RM 2 trillion in n cash reserves and was well capable of weathering the Covid-19 pandemic, a fact later confirmed by the new minister of Finance Tengku Zafril,” said Sim.
Sim asserted that it would be purely impossible for the current PN government to have been so efficient in the past two and a half months without dearly needed funds.
Meanwhile, Sim pointed out that locally, DAP Sarawak also claimed that the Sarawak Budget of RM11 billion in 2019 proposed by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government would bankrupt Sarawak.
“We in SUPP Stakan urge the public to see these narratives by DAP as what they simply are. Even Petronas has agreed to pay all our SST on oil and gas products. Our budget are prudent and are based on real income that we derived and not on more borrowing nor tapping into our reserves,” said Sim. -DayakDaily