Guan Eng, you were a wee bit too harsh on Arul Kanda, lah

Posted on May 25, 2018


many-colours-one-dreamIMG-20180512-WA0040The finance minister had come in for criticism in the media.

First, he was said to have been somewhat harsh in referring to Arul Kanda Kandasamy as being “utterly dishonest and untrustworthy”.

Guan Eng, having given it some thought, I think there may be some truth to this.

The word “utterly” may have been excessive and unnecessary.

That aside, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over calling a spade a spade or a scoundrel a scoundrel.

That scoundrel aside, there was some other fuss about Guan Eng being too open about the real state of the economy that has been left us by the Najib administration, and how it might scare away foreign investors, or something like that.

Malaysiakini reports today Guan Eng’s response to this.

“… we will keep an open mind, we will take all views and we will accept all these criticism, but we feel that honesty is the best policy. I think we have to be truthful and we have to be transparent. If we are transparent and we will be punished (for it) then I think there is nothing we can do, but we will still continue to be transparent.

“We will monitor (the stocks and foreign capital outflow), we are always monitoring… but it is important we show that we will not adhere to the old regime’s practices where spending is hidden. That will no longer happen.”

Mr. Finance Minister, keep to what you have said here, and the rakyat will be with you all the way.

Together, we will rebuild this nation on truth and transparency.

In that process, we will send the dishonest and untrustworthy for long holidays to Sungai Buloh.