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I just can’t fathom why Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, the Menteri Besar Selangor, must involve the Sultan Selangor in the scandal of Elizabeth Wong. What is there too difficult for him to decide, to seek the help of the royalty. Has not Anwar said the lady is going on long leave, and her resignation letter will be decided on when she returns from long leave.

In the same breath Khalid castigates, certain elements, out to smear the name of the lady. Knowing the culprit/culprits, , why run to the Sultan. Is he going to confirm to the Sultan, the good conduct of the lady. It is not khalwat, prostitution or anything immoral.

He should be breathing hell fire to have the perpetuators and distributors of the photos brought to bear the brunt of the law rather than running to the Sultan, to expose his weakness in not knowing how to decide a simple case for which Wong has no control over.

Is he toadying up to the Sultan, to avoid the unexpected that happened at Perak.

The lady has enough grace to resign and Khalid, as Menteri Besar should accept or deny the resignation, and give reasons for his decision. He cannot hide behind the Sultan, nullifying the acumen as a Menteri Besar or as an ex CEO of a large firm.

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I think Najib should pay more attention to managing the Malaysian economy rather than bringing down state governments; he did it with Perak, now with Elizabeth Wong and the photo scandal, he is shooting for Selangor and maybe then Kedah.

Pakatan rulers must be alerted that this man is dangerous and take precautions.

clipped from www.themalaysianinsider.com

3.5pc growth no longer realistic, Najib admits

By Shannon Teoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today admitted that the government’s projected 3.5 per cent economic growth for 2009 would have to be reviewed, given the growing economic uncertainty.

Najib, who is also deputy prime minister, answered a whopping 15 questions simultaneously on steps that the government was taking to address the economic crisis in Parliament today, reflecting concerns over whether Malaysia would fall into negative growth that has already blighted other economies such as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore.

He said that despite taking into account the RM7 billion stimulus package that was announced on Nov 4 last year, “the projected 3.5 per cent growth no longer reflects the current status of the economy.”

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