Strengthening the US? What about Malaysia, asks opposition

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar has sarcastically congratulated Najib Razak, following his meeting at the White House. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 13, 2017.

US President Donald Trump has thanked Prime Minister Najib Razak for investing in his country, but Malaysian opposition leaders who criticised yesterday’s White House visit are wondering what the benefits are for Malaysia.

Opposition politicians took to social media today, questioning Najib’s remarks about “strengthening the US” when Malaysians faced rising living costs with fewer foreign investments.

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  • How can Malaysia strengthen US economy when we are running budget deficits for years? And our RM has depreciated so much against the USD ? We would actually expect the PM to ask US to stop anti oil palm lobbying, buy more of our oil palm, rubber gloves, condom, furnitures, durian, etc. Only China is in a strong position to strengthen the US economy as it has so much money but the Chinese Govt is not letting the reminbi /yuan to strengthen. Its like Timor Leste visiting Malaysia and telling us they will strengthen our economy!

    Posted 6 years ago by Can Lim

  • If the leaders are wise and brilliant, they will sort the domestic mess first instead of showing off to the US how a small country like Malaysia can help strengthen. That is pure ridicolous. Go back and learn macro & micro economics before you date to offer something to the US. Donald is no stupid fella, he and his men were not smiling when a pahlawan dare to say that US economy needs help. Its little Malaysia and the poor Rakyat that struggles to meet ends meet. Buying aeroplanes is just a normal business order that can bw done by any CEOs.The so called pahlawan also dont have the guts to say the word Rohingya straight to the face of Donald. Where was the Deputy Minister Asrap WaTakjadi promise. That the Rohingya issus is among the main agenda of a discusion. The whole world was watching and nothing happen. What an upset.

    Posted 6 years ago by Jimmy Jimmy