PETALING JAYA: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan (pic) has chastised former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for comparing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and those in Government to Nazis.
“The success of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s working visit to Germany this week proved wrong Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s false claims that Malaysia is failing,” said the Barisan Nasional Strategic Communications Director in a statement on Thursday.
Abdul Rahman said that Dr Mahathir had “reached a new low” by comparing Najib and others in the Government to Nazis while the Prime Minister was in Germany.
“Germany has atoned for its past and built a democracy that is an example to many others. It is wrong to run down a country and dredge up its painful history just for the sake of selfish political point scoring,” Abdul Rahman said, adding that Dr Mahathir’s remarks are destroying his legacy as a former prime minister.
“Fortunately for Malaysia, Dr Mahathir is no longer our leader. He has caused disgust and offence in Germany, which last year was the largest European investor into Malaysia. Total German investment is US$11.4 billion. In contrast, our Prime Minister has been an honoured guest of Chancellor Angela Merkel, fighting to further the economic and security interests of Malaysia and its people,” he said.
Najib started his three-day official visit to Germany on Monday.