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It's people, no longer families and cronies first, says Umno Youth leader

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The present government is working towards making Malaysia future-proof, according to Umno Youth vice-chief Senator Khairul Azwan Harun.

Khairul said the situation now differed from the era when Dr Mahathir Mohamad was prime minister.

“We no longer have a modus operandi of Mahathir's time, where his families and cronies enriched themselves before serving the rakyat,” he added in a media statement this morning.

Khairul also accused Mahathir of peddling a form of politics that is littered with false information and manipulation.

“He claims Malaysia is just throwing its money to the US, while ignoring the basic fact that these investments are for the intent of a better return on investment from a US economy that is growing.

“Mahathir claims the PM (Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak) has reversed every accomplishment that Mahathir had done during his prime ministership.

“I assume that Mahathir has been oblivious to the current government's efforts to bring policy from the bottom up, through initiatives such as TN50 (national transformation plan 2050),” he added.

Khairul called for an end to the politics of false accusations and fake news.

“Let us demonstrate a politics that is based on facts and see if the opposition have the substance to keep up,” he said.

Previously, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin had criticised Mahathir for claiming that TN50 copied his own Vision 2020.

“TN50 is the voice of young Malaysians, for their future. Millions have come forward to share their hopes, dreams and aspirations to build the future, together.

“But for you, it is just about your personal legacy. It has been reduced to Vision 2020 vs TN50. How sad. And how petty,” Khairy said.

Mahathir had earlier claimed that TN50 was the government's admission that it failed to deliver on his Vision 2020.

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