KOTA BHARU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is creating history
in diplomatic relations between Malaysia and China and not selling off the
country, said UMNO Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
He said the strategic cooperation between the two countries would have a
huge impact, including in the field of economy and trade, for Malaysia.
“The prime minister is with China in implementing the ‘One Belt One Road’
and ‘Maritime Silk Road’ initiatives which have an enormous impact on global
economy and trade.
“Our country is the earliest to participate in the ‘One Belt One Road’ and
‘Maritime Silk Road’ initiatives which are being carried out by a major economic
power,” he told reporters at the UMNO Information Roadshow at the Kelantan
Poverty Foundation complex here last night.
Najib today slammed those who spread rumours to scare Malaysians that
Malaysia is being sold off through various business agreements worth over RM143
billion signed with China during his week-long visit to the republic.
Annuar said Najib’s efforts to improve Kuala Lumpur-Beijing relations should
be welcomed because not many countries had such an opportunity.
“The allegations are baseless. Since when did trading between two countries
mean selling off the country?
“Trading between our country and China has been going on for over hundreds
of years … there is no question of selling off the country. Just because we
implement specific developments, it does not mean that we are selling off the
country,” said Anuuar, who is also Ketereh MP.