KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today stressed that the allegation that the country will face an economic downturn due to political factors is a slander.
The Prime Minister called on the people against being duped by the slander because the ruling government had succeeded in defending the national economic growth.
“It was recently spread on the social website and Whatsapp application that the country purportedly would go bankrupt in September this year. Many people had believed the rumour,” said Najib in his latest entry in his official website www.najibrazak.com.
Citing the example of an economic crisis which had hit the country in 1998 and 2008, Najib said the national economy and even the global economy had a cycle of going up and down.
“In 1998, we suffered a most severe financial crisis, where the national economic growth was at a negative level, many businesses had to close down, the ringgit went down drastically and many people lost their job. – BERNAMA