Malaysia is now behind some African countries and might have fallen behind Indonesia and Vietnam, claimed the former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
In a statement yesterday (18 April), Dr Mahathir said he is prepared to accept the fact that the country has fallen behind our neighbours, and that “we have always been behind Singapore.”
The prime minister for 22 years said he was shocked to discovered that the country was also behind some African countries as they use new equipment to be efficient and to save the country’s funds.
“We are not prepared to use the latest technology to achieve efficiency and to limit corruption. We reject “this technology” because it may expose the wrongdoings of our MPs,” he explained.
He then added that some MPs may protest the use of new technology as “it would seem that many of them are involved in the export and import business.”
Because of these reasons, Malaysia continues to lose lots of money as politicians reject better ways to manage the country.
“But African countries are saving billions because their management, they are already drawing ahead of us. We need not feel ashamed about being overtaken by African countries.
“Haven’t we been told that stealing government money is not something we should feel ashamed about. If our boss does it, it is okay,” he said.
Mahathir the pointed out how we show appreciation by supporting the party of the boss, referring to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who is commonly referred to us “Boss Ku”.
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