Anwar: BN Government Sells RM1.4 Billion of National Assets, Pakatan Urges to Hold Emergency Session

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Dec: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) seriously regards the revelation of the World bank which reported that the government, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, had sold national assets amounting to almost RM1.4 billion.


The PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said that the sale of national assets is a form of betrayal that should not happen since the people’s economic status is becoming more and more pressed.

Speaking in front of nearly 500 attendees at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kampung Baru, Anwar stressed that PR has urged for an emergency session in Parliament to discuss this matter and to find a solution to curb rising prices.

“We, the Pakatan Leadership Council, have discussed and requested for this emergency session to he held. I will personally write to Datuk Najib and the letter will arrive this coming Monday,” he said.

This matter was revealed personally by the PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli, in a press conference on the World bank’s latest report “Malaysia Economic Monitor: December 2013.”

Rafizi said that he is not sure of the form of assets sold or mortgaged, and it may involve assets such as land and buildings.

Earlier, Anwar, together with the DAP Advisor, Lim Kit Siang, and the PAS President, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, launched the Anti-GST Campaign #FahamGSTtolakGST (Understand GST, Reject GST).

The campaign is created to provide the people an understanding of the GST so that they can reject the implementation, which is to commence on 1 April 201, and this explanation session will be carried out throughout the country.

Meanwhile, the PAS President, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, in his speech, expressed that the GST is a wrong concept because it oppresses the people, while in Islam, the Zakat is required by Muslims based on the set ratio.

He said that the move to implement the GST is proof that the BN Government is unable to manage the nation’s funds well, causing an improvident control of finances to a point of huge leakages happening in the nation’s spending.

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