Changing govt will not fix country’s problems, says Salleh

CHANGING the government will not change the rising cost of living problem in Malaysia, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.

In his blog today, Salleh said the rising cost of living was a global problem, and not something unique to Malaysia.

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  • Please tell this to Zimbabwean on the subject of Mugabe

    Posted 4 years ago by Chris Ng

  • Salleh Keruak is showing strain of his job. NOT TRUE PROBLEMS WILL NOT BE SOLVED. Just because you have imported inflation does not mean nothing cannot be done, plenty can be done. Problems of racism and religious intolerance begin by having a govt that does not take advantage and dividing the people. Yes problems does not all go away but why must we live with so much of it?

    Posted 4 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • Changing Govt will be a shock to the current regime -that they can be ousted! This will establish the fundamental truism that the PEOPLE are sovereign and that the govt should fear the people, now the other way around. This s alone is almost worth the shock that change brings. OF COURSE, new problems will emerge. The new team is mostly untested; they will have a steep learning curve. The investment climate will be spooked as investors love stability above all else. But n the longer term, change can bring immense BENEFITS to the nation and is worth it. A new team is NOT beholden to the same gang of cronies that have been operating cosily for so long. Yes a new set may spring up. But the principle has been set - the PEOPLE can chuck you out at the next GE -that may have a chilling effect on dodgy politicians. Ubah!

    Posted 4 years ago by James Dean

  • Salleh uses a dishonest argument that is more typical of Form Five schoolboys. I.e. Exxagerate to ridicule the point raised. Thus, saying that changing the govt won't solve ALL problems is probably true, if doesn't derail the proposition that changing the government will certainly have some very GOOD effects. A. give a wake up call to all politicians that power is held by the people, not them B. teach the current regime that 60 years in power doesn't mean a divine mandate to rule forever. C. Give a fresh set of mostly young leaders the opportunity to run things their way. They'll make mistakes and hopefully LEARN from them. D. ALL political clans and parties from then on, will have to face the humbling truth that the PEOPLE will hold them accountable and they can, as a bunch, be kicked out at the next GE. E. Maybe Local Govt elections will be coming back and the people will again have the THIRD arm of government. The way Salleh talks shows that he has contempt for the rakyat and thinks that shallow arguments are all it takes to undermine the Opposition parties and coalition.

    Posted 4 years ago by James Dean