PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak blames the current bad financial and economic situation in Malaysia on the incompetent, bad management and decisions made by the two governments after the 14th general election in 2018.
Commenting on the Budget 2022 at the Dewan Rakyat, he said the government would be forced to borrow even more to support its high expenditure plans.
The Pekan MP claimed the previous two goverments, referring to PH government and PN goverment, had done two big “mistakes”. First was the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and second mistake was the “half-baked” lockdown measures to curb the pandemic.
“The first major mistake of the previous government was when it abolished the GST, thereby increasing the government’s dependence on petroleum revenue, and scaring off investors by claiming that the country was already bankrupt.”
And the prolonged and “half-baked” Covid-19 lockdowns imposed by “Bapa Lockdown Malaysia” (father of Malaysian lockdowns) “have ruined the finances and livelihoods of Malaysians,” Najib said.
“The half-baked lockdowns and movement control orders, which was one of the longest in the world, was implemented by the ‘Father of Malaysian Lockdowns’,” he added.