Khalid Samad talks a lot but says nothing

Pakatan Harapan minister Khalid Samad cakap banyak today. Analysing what he said, can you actually decipher what he is trying to say? This is typical Pakatan Harapan doublespeak — talk a lot but say nothing. Malays call this buat sedap dengar saja. Anyway, a lot of these so-called “inherited problems” are a legacy of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

“Despite all the problems we inherited, we have brought stability on many fronts. Otherwise, institutions such as Tabung Haji, Felda and KWAP (Retirement Fund Incorporated) would have collapsed,” Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said today.

“We are re-instilling faith in the economy and confidence among investors. I think we have done reasonably well. Obviously, there still is room for improvement. Rome was not build in a day. You’ll have to give us more time.“

“There are people who are trying to rock the boat. This is a matter to be decided internally. We decided that Mahathir would be prime minister if we won the elections and we agreed that Anwar would eventually replace him.”

“It is also the council president who will decide when is the most suitable time for a transition. These things are taken into consideration at our monthly meetings.”

“The issue of the transition, the appointment of the prime minister, when Mahathir will step down, when Anwar comes, what happens after that … these are all in the portfolio of the president of the council. It is not going to be decided by just one party. It will be decided together.”