Don’t dance to Najib’s tune, Daim tells Pakatan

Former Council of Eminent Persons chairman Daim Zainuddin tells the government not to fall into the opposition trap of racial politics. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 17, 2019.

THE Pakatan Harapan government should just focus working on its “own narrative” instead of wasting time reacting to Najib Razak, said Daim Zainuddin.

The former Council of Eminent Persons chairperson told Focus Malaysia in an interview that the Dr Mahathir Mohamad administration should stop wasting time with entertaining the former prime minister.

“I asked Najib, who negotiated the East Coast Rail Link deal? He has still not replied,” Daim said in the interview.

“The problem with PH is they seem to dance to the tune of Najib. They should focus on their own narrative and forget about him. Instead, they are concentrating on replying to him. Why waste time?” Daim said on how Malaysia should approach working with China.

He said that Malaysia must go in with eyes wide open, with China and any other foreign government or company.

In an interview with The Malaysian Insight last week, Daim said PH could not afford to become embroiled in racial disharmony issues played up by opposition parties seeking to reclaim Putrajaya in the 15th general election.

The close associate of Dr Mahathir said PH, which champions an inclusive and pluralistic vision of ethnic relations, should show the nation what good and fair governance is all about.

“PH should be setting the agenda. They should be setting an example of good and fair governance to all communities,” he told The Malaysian Insight.

“Show that you are fighting for all Malaysians, that your governance is all about universal values that are accepted by all religions. Stop being dictated to by the opposition’s rhetoric.

“Sit down, discuss, think and come up with some very good inclusive programmes that will the touch the lives of all Malaysians.

“Show that you are a caring government, a government of the people.” – May 17, 2019.

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  • Well said Tun.

    Posted 4 years ago by Robert Phang · Reply

  • Hidup Tun Daim

    Posted 4 years ago by Tam Yan Cheng · Reply

  • Well Said Tun Daim

    Posted 4 years ago by Danial Abdullah · Reply