Minister Calls For Halt To Bickering To Avoid Weakening Country
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 (Bernama) -- Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar Friday called for a halt to the airing of disagreements over the government's decision to cancel the project to build a bridge to replace the Johor Causeway as it could create disunity and weaken the country.
He said the bickering would not profit the country and might give foreigners the perception of a political crisis.
"The government made the decision based on certain factors and in the interest of the people and Malaysia, but it is not necessary for everyone to agree with it," he said in responding to continuing criticisms of the decision by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He had earlier attended a meeting of the Malaysia-Philippines Joint Commission here.
Syed Hamid said Dr Mahathir had the right not to agree with the government's decision and to give a different opinion on the issue.
"It has been the practice for each government to take different actions from time to time. There is nothing unusual about it.
"I think we have to accept the fact that when there is a change in leadership, the current leadership may act or make a decision different from that of the previous leadership. This does not mean the new leadership acted on a whim without considering all the factors," he said.
Syed Hamid said the government could not stop anyone from giving divergent views and even more so someone who enjoyed great respect and esteem by the people.
"We each give our explanations and opinions. But the disagreements should not be escalated to the extent of creating a situation that gives rise to a perception of a political crisis," he said.
Ada political crisis har?
But this is something I know:
Don't question, garangtee punya!
...finally we got this:
Improvements to the country’s public transportation system will now have to be done via private finance initiatives (PFI) as the RM4.4bil gain from the cut in the fuel subsidy has been wiped out by higher global oil prices.Source.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the use of fuel subsidy savings was not possible at the moment.
Another 'Don't question' again...
What will we get? Ada garangtee har?