When Chua Jui Meng told Malaysia Chronicle (here) that the country would go bankrupt if BN wins the next general election - and in referring to the Budget 2012 which he described as 'nonsense' - he was actually talking through his own hat.
Ever since joining the Opposition team about two years ago, nothing about the Malaysian economy and the way our government manages it, pleases him. Nothing about the country is right to him, not similar to his tenure as our longest-serving Health Minister from 1995-2004.
It's okay lor. Maybe we can understand why he joined the PKR. Not that he really wanted to but because of his own fumbles in MCA. That was his own fiasco but it is nor fair at all to vent his frustration on Barisan Nasional, the party he once served with Anwar Ibrahim and others.
He is showing an extreme detest towards the nation, the government and the people who once voted for him. The way he scorns the country is so upsurge, as if Malaysia is not his and hence does not deserve a single credit.
It's true that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recently revised its growth projection for the Malaysian economy from 5.5 per cent to 5.2 per cent for this year while the forecast for next year is around 5.1 per cent (here).
However, our economy is strongly supported by domestic demand. It's growth will be led by robust investment, which will offset the slowdown in export momentum.
One thing for sure, Malaysia don't need a 'Plan B' to stimulate the economy (here) even if the global economic climate worsens. The current plan that has been outlined by the government, including the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and political transformation were done in such a way that they were adjustable even in the worst case scenario.
Even in the worst case scenario when things go really bad, we already have an in-built system that can adjust itself.
Perhaps, Chua should read the sixth annual Report on Malaysia published by Oxford Business Group in partnership with the EPU, which came at an important juncture when the country was making every effort to transform itself into a high-income economy.
The Report provides unrivaled insights to investors, analysts and business community on the current state and future potential of the country's economy, and serves as a reference to future investors by combining accurate reporting with independent analysis and sharp insights.
Open up your mind, please. The government will not plan and implement anything that will jeopardise the future of the country and the rakyat. Such a virtue has been in the mind of our leaders, even before the Independence.
But his wrath reflects how pompous he is now. In other countries, the Opposition will sit down with representatives of the government in finding ways to enhance the economy and the peoples' standard of living. Unfortunately, Malaysia has never had a constructive Opposition but a team of politicians who only know how to make negative infers.
You are not an obtuse person, Chua. You are a lawyer, a professional one. So stop making bad disposition about your own country.
And do remember that you were never a DAP or PAS member. You were once the MCA deputy president! It is the same government you had served and upheld, and it is still the same one!