Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) has called on the attorney-general and police to identify and take immediate punitive legal actions on economic saboteurs, who had disseminated false information and spread lies to halt inflow of foreign investments to the country.
PCM vice-president Huan Cheng Guan said that strict enforcement of the law on these saboteurs was not only to punish the traitors for their treason.
“It will also be an effective preventive step to thwart future economic sabotage,” he said today.
Prime Minister Najib Razak disclosed in Parliament early today that several irresponsible Malaysians had tried to give false information to Saudi Aramco to stop the Saudi Arabian oil company from investing Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) di Pengerang, Johor.
However, the act of sabotage did not work and Saudi Aramco will now invest RM31 billion in the project.
“This is not the first time such economic sabotage was carried out by these traitors,” said Huan, adding that DAP leaders had been the most active perpetuators in sabotaging Malaysian economy.
“The DAP has dispatched its representative abroad to smear and tarnish Malaysia and federal government just to foil the government efforts to attract foreign investments.”
For instance, DAP’s assemblymen Tan Hong Pin of Mengkibol, Ee Chin Li of Tangkak and Chua Wee Beng of Bentayan, and PAS leader Mazlan Aliman went to Taiwan on July 18, 2013 to protest against Taiwanese company, Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology Company (KPTC) to stop the company proposed investments in Rapid.
“As a result, KPTC pulled out from the venture,” said Huan.
He recalled that DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng once had also damaged the country’s reputation in Hong Kong by claiming that Malaysia would not be able achieve its GDP target of 4.5% – 5%.
“This tarnished the country’s reputation among Hong Kong investors as if the federal government was incapable of managing the country’s economy,” said the PCM leader.
Huan recalled the anti-Lynas campaign prior to the last general election (GE13) as another act of economic sabotage.
In the opposition-led anti-Lynas campaign, several demonstrations were held outside the plant in Gebeng, Pahang and Australia High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.
PKR’s Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh even used the anti-Lynas campaign as her personal platform and election manifesto to condemn the government and tarnish the country’s image.
“But the Lynas issue has died down now. It shows that the opposition had deliberately spread lies and disinformation about Lynas project.
“Lynas was misused as political bait merely to fish votes in GE13,” chided Huan.
He said the acts of economic sabotage were highly irresponsible and disgusting with far reaching impacts on the nation’s development and well-being of the people.
“The evil act of sabotage will thwart the growth of small and medium industries, and result in loss of business and employment opportunities, and many other revenues.
“Relevant authorities should take immediate stern action on these anti-national elements,” said Huan.