It is not surprising that time and time again, our leaders come out in the open and make statements which either make a fool of themselves or everyone. It is just plain denial of what is really happening.
To drive the point home, current issues like the GST and 1MDB have been on everyone’s mind lately and there are those in power who claim that there are ‘no problems’ at all!. That is probably because they do not feel the same pinch like common Malaysians do. Datuk Ahmad Maslan, the Deputy Finance Minister is one such person. He makes the funniest statements, often ridiculing others and then himself.
11th April 2015 – Maslan told students in UiTM to cook their own meals if they want to save on GST.
12th April 2015 – He hit out at his critics saying that he DID NOT say cook in campus but cook OUTSIDE campus. What’s the DIFFERENCE?
26th April 2015 – Maslan said that former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not understand GST for suggesting that the tax be cancelled.
9th June – Maslan told consumers to postpone their purchasers because when there are lesser purchases in the market, the traders will be pressured to reduce their prices. Maybe he should postpone his purchasing of rice and wait for the price to drop.
7th June 2015 – Maslan gave his own recipe which had ‘No GST’. That includes vegetables, eggs, chilies, rice, salt, meat, shallots, chicken and cooking gas. REALLY? No GST??
17th June – Maslan reported that Bank Negara Malaysia has named Dr Mahathir as one of the 3 reasons why the Ringgit is declining. Sounds PERSONAL!
10th July – In the midst of all the 1MDB controversy, Ahmad Maslan has thrown his full backing for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said that Najib is not that ‘stupid’ to take the government’s money, referring to the US$700 million reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Ahmad Maslan called on Malaysians not to trust the WSJ. In return, should Malaysians trust local publications like Utusan Malaysia?
He then went on to say that 1MDB is actually a good firm that was to develop the TRX (Tun Razak Exchange).
The issue really is not whether 1MDB is a good or bad firm. It is the debts people are TALKING ABOUT!
Wonder who is the stupid one?