Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad questioned Anwar’s sincerity in promising that he would retain the fuel subsidy.
“When he was deputy prime minister and the country was undergoing the economic crisis in 1998, he was pushing for the government to take the International Monetary Fund bailout.
“One of the prerequisites then was that there should be no subsidies. But former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not want to abolish the subsidies and we did it the Malaysian way.”
Shahrir was debating with Pas youth chief and MP for Kubang Kerian, Salahudin Ayub, on RTM1’s Bicawara: Bersemuka dengan Media programme last night.
Shahrir said that the opposition was playing on the people’s sentiments.
I say, the opposition are too desprate to get inside the cabinet and long have they waited for the power to rule this lovely nation. They are just doing everything they possibly can. Malaysia Boleh!
Whatever to happen after September 16th, I just hope it’s for the best interest of the Malaysian people as a whole instead of a few (you know, gone Keluarga Pak Lah, came Keluarga Anwar Ibrahim pula Lah!).