03 September 2015
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will survive Transparency International’s (TI) scathing call for answers on the RM2.6 billion in his personal bank accounts, although damage will be done to his image and the nation’s as well, analysts said.
Putrajaya and its institutions still suffered from a trust deficit and this in the long run, will affect Malaysia’s economic prowess and governance, they added.
Wan Saiful Wan Jan said if the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government does not address the problems the country is facing today, they would have an adverse impact on the nation.
… However, analyst Dr Oh Ei Sun does not believe Malaysia and Najib will suffer too much from repercussions at the international stage if the prime minister ignored TI’s latest call. “What really matters overseas is the superpowers’ attitude toward him, and all of them, despite their erstwhile differences, appear not to be too perturbed by recent developments locally here,” said the senior fellow with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 16/11/2015