Malaysia Will Be Bankrupt If Opposition Wins – Muhyiddin

(Bernama) – SEREMBAN — Malaysia will be bankrupt if the opposition wins the general election, said Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. He said the opposition was only good at making empty promises.

When Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak tabled the 2012 Budget, promising to retain the country’s deficit at 4.7 per cent, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Anwar Ibrahim made a mockery of it.

“The shadow budget by the opposition shows its expenditure, purportedly for the people, but it does not take into account the deficit.

“If the deficit goes up to 10 per cent, it means the country is not managed well,” he said when addressing a crowd of about 6,000 people at a dinner with the residents of Taman Tasik Jaya, here on Saturday.

Also present at the function were Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan, Information, Communications and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim and Rembau Member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin.

Muhyiddin also advised the people not to be misled by Pas’ promise of setting up an Islamic state, including to implement hudud law, saying that it was merely a rhetoric, like the Kelantan government’s slogan of “Developing with Islam” promoted by its Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

“Barisan Nasional has carried out the agenda of developing with Islam much earlier,” he added.