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Minister Rahman Dahlan recently displayed his talent as a toady by speaking about what he called Najib’s “vision of balanced development.” Could he have been referring to 1 Malaysia Development Berhad? All Malaysia knows what developed from that. Hundreds of millions into Najib’s personal bank account.

Giving a specific instance of this “balanced development” the Minister spoke about the East Coast Railway project. The amount of the Beijing “loan”, at double the real cost of the project, will certainly help to balance something, 1MDB’s debts, and leave something over for sticky fingers.

With a general election coming up, which UMNO will certainly lose, all and any kinds of lies are to be expected. But describing Najib as a developer is ludicrous; unless the Minister was referring to his boss’s personal wealth. In which so any UMNO personalities have had a share; at the taxpayer’s expense.

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