KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has cancelled his visit to the United States, amid political uncertainty within Umno and the country.
His office issued an official statement today citing the economy and his recent appointment as finance minister as the reason, but the cancellation of the trip has added to the political intrigue gripping the country.
“This is due to the ongoing global economic situation which needs the attention of the deputy prime minister to ensure the country’s economy remains on strong footing,” a statement from his office said, adding that Najib had just been appointed the finance minister on Sept 17.
“He needs the time to get all the briefings on the country’s current economic situation from the various agencies under the finance ministry,” it continued.
Well there goes our Saviour, who by waving a magical wand will ease the economic problems of the people. The reduction of our petrol by 10 cents is a case in point.
For over 5 years our former Finance Minister was snoozing and the economy grew and fell without he raising a finger. Now Najib is giving attention to the economy and it is the fervent hope he does not mess it up beyond any one’s imagination.
By the way, though it is suggested his cancellation of the trip is due to uncertainty within UMNO, surely you don’t expect Najib to admit it – his concern is the people, the economy, what a dedicated politician.