Mariam Mokhtar: Muhyiddin Spends Taxpayers’ Money Like Water

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Hadi Awang has been appointed Malaysia’s Special Envoy to the Middle East.

This is Hadi’s reward for PAS’ support for Muhyiddin Yassin in the ‘back door’ government move of late February 2020.

Why do we need a special envoy when we have a Foreign Affairs Minister?

Get rid of one, but do not have both men.

Why Hadi? In 2017, Saudi Arabia and its three Gulf allies extended their so-called “terror list” and named an international organisation of Muslim scholars whose leaders include PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

Has Muhyiddin failed to do his homework?


Malaysia must practise austerity measures and the rakyat is forced to tighten their belts because of Najib’s largess with the rakyat’s money, which caused Malaysia to be RM1 trillion in debt, and now the Coronavirus will have a devastating impact on the economy.

Is Muhyiddin aware the rakyat is suffering?

Why is the taxpayer paying for this specially created post? What is Hadi’s salary? What are his monthly expenses? Does he have a dedicated official car and driver? An official residence?


How much of taxpayers’ money goes towards maintaining his office? His staff has to be paid. Overhead expenses. Stationery. Visits, etc.

What are his duties and responsibilities?

Why is Muhyiddin Yassin wasting so much of taxpayer’s money?

Remember Samy Vellu?


After being a minister for almost his whole political life, he was retired out, but even when he was retired, disgraced Najib Abdul Razak made him Malaysia’s Special Envoy of Infrastructure to India and Southern Asia, with ministerial rank, from 1 January 2011 until Pakatan Harapan came to power and terminated his services.

Samy Vellu was paid over RM27,000 monthly and given “conveniences and other allowances” as well as a staff of six and an office in Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur.

What did Samy Vellu do? What did the erstwhile Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman do?

Just like Najib, when will Muhyiddin understand that the public purse does not belong to him?

You must protest Hadi’s appointment.