Anwar told Guan Eng to be mindful of his public remarks, which now carries the weight of the Finance Ministry and the government
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Pakatan Harapan de facto chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he advised Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to be mindful of his public remarks as these could now move markets.
The former deputy prime minister and finance minister said he told the DAP secretary-general that his words now carried the weight of the Finance Ministry and the government, which have significantly greater influence than when he was an Opposition lawmaker.
“I did meet and inform Lim Guan Eng that the position of finance minister is of greater status.
“Every statement (of his) will become the reference point for investors,” he was quoted as saying by the Malaysiakini news portal.
Anwar is being kind to Guan Eng, and not saying that Guan Eng's over-eagerness to badmouth Najib and BN at every turn has been like shooting his own financial foot, or rather the financial foot of Malaysia. Guan Eng has virtually-unwittingly cursed Malaysia's economic prospects for overseas investors.
Anwar was virtually telling the bloody Prophet of Doom to STFU.
Guan Eng has been like his father, focusing on the negative rather than being constructive.
(1) Business Insider Singapore - ‘Moody’s report did not reveal the true extent of government debt’: Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng refutes former PM Najib’s Facebook claim.
(2) Star Online - Guan Eng: Finance Ministry to lift the lid on another major scandal soon.
(3) Channel NewsAsia - Najib liable for 1MDB's problems; one more major scandal to be unveiled soon: Lim Guan Eng.
etc etc etc.
The bloody Prophet of Eternal Doom!