Malaysiakini Letter

Anwar should not openly criticise the finance minister

Koon Yew Yin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

LETTER | The two articles criticisingPKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim by Farida Reiss and Mujahidin Zulkiffli for acting as if he is already the PM and comments that have been circulating through WhatsApp prompted me to write this piece.

One commentator wrote that he hopes voters will not elect Anwar to be a MP at a by-election specially tailored for him to be the next PM, even if Pakatan Harapan has to lose a seat in Parliament.

Based on my 50 years’ experience in managing companies, watching the stock market and looking at companies’ announcements, I have never seen one company director criticising any director for any wrongdoing openly. The reason is to avoid sending the wrong message to frighten shareholders and potential investors.

For the same reason, Anwar cannot criticise our finance minister openly to frighten investors, especially foreign investors who intend to invest in Malaysia.

Just like many Malays including Anwar’s boys have questioned why Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad appointed DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, a Chinese, to be the finance minister. They must bear in mind that Lim has a marvellous track record in managing Penang while he was the chief minister of Penang.

I trust readers will circulate this article to all their contacts so that they can also circulate it to all their contacts and hopefully it will eventually reach Anwar and Dr Mahathir.

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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