In Daim's own words, tooTTDI, Dec 20: It took Tun Daim Zainuddin a long time - 15 months, to be exact - to agree somewhat with the DAP's MP for Kluang YB Liew Chin Tong who, on Sept 2 last year, wrote off PM Najib Razak's Special Economic Committee [Najib's special economic committee is a waste of time!]!
But compared with the DAP man, our former Finance Minister's criticism was more constructive. Writing for The Edge, Daim said the PM should set up an economy management squad consisting of professionals with high technical skills, efficient and dare to speak the truth, and trusted by both rakyat and investors. Read Economist Team Failed, says Daim. He also ticked off projects like the Tugu, saying it was not what the rakyat need at this point of time.
YB Johari Ghani, the Minister of Finance II, has responded to Daim in Hutang tak salah kalau boleh bayar but I'm interested to hear what the Special Economic Committee has to say to defend itself.
p.s. In the meantime, shop as usual for Xmas because The ringgit will bounce back!