I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet - Ghandi
RIDICULOUS. That's how Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's claim - that the Government had spent RM2 billion on foreign consultants to help it draw up the 12th Malaysia Plan - sounded at first.
But is it, really? We just witnessed a failed Prime Minister returned casually to the corridors of power as it nothing had happened, chaired the all-important National Recovery Council as if it was his birthright. That's insane and indecent but it happened, right in front of all of us. We saw an ongoing corruption case against a DAP stalwart and former Finance Minister withdrawn not too long ago and just yesterday an Umno strongman paid RM1.1 million in compounds that got money laundering charges against him dropped.
What's ridiculous is the way Tok Pa responded to Anwar's allegations h e r e. The fact that the Minister in PM's Department made no attempt at all to let us know how much exactly was the "minor cost" involved in preparing the 12MP report. And since he did not deny that foreign consultants were involved, how much (if it wasn't RM2 billion) did we taxpayers pay these consultants for their work?
Anwar, too, must start backing up his claim. Otherwise, it will be another case of crying wolf and that will be ridiculous. No, worse than ridiculous.