Zaid: ‘Bullish asset sales in 6 months, not fulfilling manifesto promises’

Zaid: ‘Bullish asset sales in 6 months, not fulfilling manifesto promises’

PUCHONG: Former Pakatan Harapan ally turned critic Datuk Zaid Ibrahim poured cold water over the time frame suggested by the Council of Eminent Persons chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin that is necessary for Pakatan Harapan to fulfill its promises as stated in the coalition’s manifesto.

He pointed out that the government would only pander to right wing groups that bullies other communities since the government is afraid them.

The only thing the government would be successful at would liquidifying government assets.

“Six months to fulfil manifesto? Unlikely. You see this PH are scared of bullies. So you will not get IPCMC, govt by the people; repeal of security laws, revamp of Higher Education etc.

“What you will get is more asset sales,” he said on Twitter.

Two days ago, Daim said that PH needs an additional six months to repair the damage of the Najib administration and bring Malaysia back on track.

“I think the government needs another six months to fix the situation, not only in terms of economic development but also in other issues. The people need to understand this,” he told reporters in Kuala Terengganu.

Almost a fortnight ago, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not rule out the possibility of selling off national assets to keep the debt at a manageable level.

“We still have some assets. In fact, we may, if necessary, sell even land belonging to the government, but of course we will sell it to Malaysians, not to foreigners.”

“That will help reduce the debt,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby following the sale of superyacht Equanimity to Genting Malaysia Bhd for US$126million, equivalent to RM514.14 million