I’ll rack up RM1 trillion debt and see how Najib settles it, says PM

Yasmin Ramlan

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) sarcastically says the nation's massive debt can be paid off if former PM Najib Razak brings back the money he is hiding. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, October 31, 2018.

PRIME Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would like to run up a national debt of RM1 trillion and see how Najib Razak settled it.

“Yes, I want to join him in borrowing RM1 trillion, and then manage to pay it all back. If he can tell me how, for example, like bringing back the money he is hiding, then we can pay our debt,” he sarcastically told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.

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  • Dear Najib, your so-called 5-6% growth during your PM tenureship should be measured by the few hundred % national debt growth.

    You cannot so-called grow GDP by going into debt of more than 1T. Someone will have to pay this debt ultimately due to your follies!

    Your performance as Finance Minister should be -F utter flop!

    Posted 5 years ago by Oli oh

  • This thief scoundrel stole and robbed the country and now talks big. He mortgaged the country to China. Where is hiding the ill gotten gains. ??? Pathetic moron

    Posted 5 years ago by Besaman Mucho

  • If Tun racked up a couple of trillions more ringgit, Malaysia might get an ECRL 2.0 to link KL with Kota Kinabalu via an undersea tunnel. Call it trickery or magic, this is the folly of smart leadership.

    Posted 5 years ago by Roger 5201

  • GOD will handle you & your family Najib.....accordingly.....

    Posted 5 years ago by Hantoo Blacklord

  • When someone worries excessively and is extremely afraid to be jailed, hence insufficient rest, he or she will start talking through his/her bottom hole.

    Posted 5 years ago by Concerned Citizen