I say, without fear or favour, that our Prime
Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, should not accept DSAI challenge to
debate him on matters of economic polices or for that matter on any issue
whatsoever! This is just a cheap attempt by DSAI and Pakatan Rakyat to get some
prime airtime on the television channels that the government controls! Our
Prime Minister is entitled to have this prime time slot to himself–why share it
with anybody! Datuk Seri Najib you control these medias, you decide on their
license, you staff them with your people – so they better listen to what you
say or else ask them to go look for another employer!
Why should our Prime Minister put himself remotely
into a situation where he will be asked awkward questions that he must answer
even when he cannot? Where he has to explain economic policies that he does not
understand? Justify policies that he knows he can implement without public
If you debate DSAI how are you to explain the costs
overruns of the various mega projects? It is nobody’s business what UMNO
politicians makes from tenders, contracts and projects that are directly
negotiated. After all these are all on a willing buyer (UMNO Politicians and
their cronies) and willing seller (BN/UMNO government). And just because UMNO
is on both sides of this equation we know that DSAI will seize on this
insignificant reality and start accusing the government and UMNO of colluding
on these matters.Datuk Seri Najib
why open a can of worms?
Why should our Prime Minister allow himself to be
embarrassed by past economic policies that have almost bankrupted the nation?
And anyway the OSA covers most of these policies, including the IPP’s agreement
and Highway Tolls – so how can our Prime Minister circumvent the OSA. He must
keep these files confidential! And as far as Petronas is concern DSAI
understands that it is only the Prime Minister that is privy to how much it
earns and how it spends its income. That is the law and DSAI understand that
you have to follow the rule of law in the country that you choose as your home!
What if DSAI wants to score cheap political points
by asking our Prime Minister what is the progress of the PKFZ investigation?
About Altantuya? About so many things that as our Prime Minister he cannot talk
about because it is all sub judice or whatever sub lah…no I do not want my
Prime Minister to be embarrassed!
It is not because I think that DSAI is a better
orator then our Prime Minister. It is not because I think that our Prime
Minister is not confident enough to face DSAI in debate. Even if I know that
that was true what is more important is that our Prime Minister should not
debate the Leader of the Opposition who is now involved in a Court Case –
anything said in the debate might prejudice the whole court case – and then who
is to be blame? Our Prime Minister of course!
So Datuk Seri Najib stay clear of all these
opposition attempts to corner you and embarrass you on national television.
They got nothing to lose but you have Muhyiddin lurking in the wings to take
over as Prime Minister, Mahathir trying to get his son promoted further up the
cabinet and so many UMNO warlords asking for mega projects – so you should
focus on resolving these more pressing matters rather then debate with
Who cares if the Leaders of the USA, UK or
Australia debate with the Leaders of the Opposition in the run up to any
general election? I know for a fact that it is not done in Russia, in Burma, in
Afghanistan, in Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s time or even in Uganda during Idi
Amin’s rule – in fact even now they are still not doing it in Uganda! So please
Datuk Seri Najib you must maintain your standard. If you need to debate anybody
then do so with your BN collegues. They will not ask you any hard questions or
ask you to explain anything you cannot explain. And if they ask for you to
explain anything it is just to ask you when their “peruntukan” will be
distributed and if there has been any increase.
So please Datuk Seri Najib no debate. Do not allow
DSAI the opportunity to make you look, act or talk like a bumbling fool. You can
do it by yourself without anybody’s help – who needs DSAI!