Tun Daim: Don’t treat the rakyat (people) as idiots

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Tun Daim Zainuddin – Photo The Malaysian Insight

Tun Daim Zainuddin reiterated that the number of complaints among the rakyat against Pakatan Harapan (PH) is increasing, and warns against treating people like idiots.

“ I have been asked this question many times. To me, what is important is how the rakyat grades the performance of the Pakatan government.

“ What is clear is that the “feel good” factor from the 14th General Election (GE14) is quickly dissipating, and is being replaced by increasing number of complaints.

“I have real faith in people, they are smarter than you think. If you are honest with them, they will understand.

 “Do not take the rakyat for granted. People don’t like it if you treat them like idiots,” he said yesterday in an  exclusive interview with the Star at his posh office on Level 60 of Menara Ilham.

 As on the question who would be an ideal candidate to replace Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister, Tun Daim said it was more important to focus on the economy and address the Malaysians issues rather than thriving on instability.

“The person who commands the support of the majority of Members of Parliament (will be the next Prime Minister), but this has been decided.

” I do not understand why this continues to be raised. We have a few who love to thrive on instability.

“Let us concentrate on the economy and address the issues that will improve the well-being of Malaysians,” he told The Star.

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