Danger of politicians helming govt agencies

Is the proposed RM100 million rubber technology centre in Jerantut really needed at this juncture, when the nation is in the midst of an economic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic? – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 27, 2020.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

THE red flag raised by former primary industries minister Teresa Kok over a plan to build a RM100 million rubber technology centre (RTC) in Jerantut is indeed a cause for concern.

Supported by newly minted Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) chairman Ahmad Nazlan Idris, the project is said to have been approved at “warp speed”. This raises several questions, among them, whether a cost-benefit assessment was conducted.

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  • What the PH have accumulated the PN spend!

    Posted 4 months ago by Adrian Tan

  • Rubber is a dying industry. How many rubber plantations or rubber trees do we still see around us? Why build a 100 million research centre when the industry is hardly relevant in Malaysia anymore.

    Posted 4 months ago by Elyse Gim

  • This is fiscal recklessness which was the hallmark of successive Umno-BN governments. Now PN is allowing the same kind of thievery to live on.

    Posted 4 months ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • The Lembugate will return

    Posted 4 months ago by Tanahair Ku