DBKL Failed Malays

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A Malay-dominated Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has failed to help the Malay community in the city, former finance minister Daim Zainuddin said today.

He said DBKL has instead cheated the Malays.

“I am sorry but I need to say this here. DBKL is filled with Malays, but it has never once helped the Malays. They have cheated us. 

“All the officers in the City Hall, as well as the district councils and offices, they are all rich. But they do not prioritise the Malays. They think about themselves.

“The CEP (Council of Eminent Persons) had called up the officers and the mayor. God willing we will get rid of such officers,” he said during a meeting with Titiwangsa constituents at the Sultan Sulaiman Club here today, where residents came to voice their issues.

Daim, who is also CEP chairman, said they did not want Malays who let down other Malays.

“We do not want such people. Neither do we need traitors to the race and people who are self-centred.

“What we need are honest and sincere people. We entrust them with the responsibility and they do their jobs well. That is what’s important.

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“If we don’t take care of things now, our economy will go to the dogs because of this group of people,” he said.

On a separate issue, Daim said the CEP still exists but there are no longer meetings and its members have gone back to their old jobs.

“The Prime Minister said the CEP still exists (therefore it still exists),” he said when asked to comment on whether the CEP was still having meetings.

The CEP had previously announced that it had completed its mandate and would submit its recommendations to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

However, Mahathir said the CEP was still needed as its members had vast experience to sort out various important issues.

He said though the government had its full Cabinet now, many of the ministers were new and have no experience to sort out certain issues.