WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF F1 TO THE NEEDS OF THE NATION?

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 14 Feb 2019

It is not funny anymore. GE14 raised hopes of a new progressive approach to developing the country. Yet the Prime Minister’s revival of his former failed projects is blatantly not relevant to the country’s most pressing needs. These can no longer be taken lightly as the quaint attempts by an aging politician to salvage his damaged pride after these projects were axed by the Badawi and Najib administrations.

First, the “saviour” of the nation wanted to revive the crooked bridge to Singapore that was stopped by the Badawi government; then he decided to revive the failed Proton project by proposing a Third National Car, arguing that Proton is no longer our national car; now he even wants to restart the F1 fiasco!

Is this what Malaysia most needs right now? Are these projects to be revived just to spite the former PMs Badawi and Najib? Will there be any NEAC members with “principled balls” who will dare to confront the PM on the viability of these patently failed and hare-brained projects?

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