Daim Wants Putrajaya to Stop Dancing to Najib’s Tune

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Putrajaya should stop wasting time with entertaining former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, says Daim Zainuddin.

The former Council of Eminent Persons chairperson said Pakatan Harapan should focus on creating its own narrative instead.

“I asked Najib, who negotiated the East Coast Rail Link deal? Until now he has not replied.

“That’s why I said, the problem with Harapan is they seem to dance to the tune of Najib. They should not.

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“Focus on your own narrative and forget about him. Instead, they are concentrating on replying to him. Why waste time?” Daim said in an interview with Focus Malaysia.

He said this when asked about how Malaysia should approach working with China.

He said it was to go in with eyes wide open, not just with China but any foreign government or company.

Meanwhile, Daim also lamented again about the poor communication of Harapan ministers, not only among themselves but also with MPs and party members.

“It is a gross understatement to say that government’s communication is lacking.

“The most glaring perhaps is the poor communication between cabinet ministers and the rakyat.

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“Because of this poor communications, simple issues become complicated, positive issues become negative, and good intentions are turned on their heads,” he added.

The former finance minister said the current cabinet may be making such mistakes due to lack of knowledge regarding laws, procedures, and protocol.

Thus, he said the government needs to buck up and learn its subject matter before speaking, or risk coming off looking silly or arrogant. – Malaysiakini