I congratulate Rafidah for a most fantastic explanation why there must be a change of Prime Minister, Malaysian Government and national policies on May 9, 2018 – Old ginger is spicier

I congratulate former Cabinet Minister, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, for a most fantastic explanation of why there must be a change of Prime Minister, Malaysian Government and national policies on May 9, 2018.

She said the house is falling apart, infested with pests, and it is time for a new contractor to fix it before it collapses.

Rafidah likened Malaysia to a large house, which provides shelter to its landlord – citizens of all races and creed.

She blamed the current contractor, prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his workers, for its deplorable state.

Rafidah said it is imperative that BN's five-year contract is terminated and the task is passed to someone with a proven track record like Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

She called on the people not to be sentimental about ending the old contract, cautioning that the house could collapse.

She said in her FaceBook posting:

“We need the new contractor to fix it now... don't wait until the house which has stood strong all this while collapses.”

The former international trade and industry minister cited several reasons to hire a new contractor on May 9:

  • Economic development is not as expected. There are only statistics to give the impression of growth. The fact is, people are facing cost of living issues and increasing prices of goods.
  • The burden of managing the country is placed on the shoulders of the people, for example, GST.
  • The nation's debt is worsening. This burden will be borne by the younger generation and coming generation.
  • The erosion of foreign investor confidence, except China firms which have a plethora of agendas, which are related to the sale and purchase of land and 1MDB.
  • The erosion of integrity among important institutions such as the police, attorney-general's chambers, MACC, judiciary and so forth.
  • But what is most glaring are the actions related to the 1MDB scandal.

Rafidah said the management of our house – Malaysia – by Najib & Co has become the laughing stock of the world and the subject of ridicule with Malaysians continue to bear the shame.

It has been said that old ginger is spicier, and I agree that this saying is fully apt in this particular case.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader