Kit Siang says Malaysia heading for ‘failed state’ status

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PETALING JAYA, June 3 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang warns that Malaysia risks being a failed state under the Najib administration.

In a press statement, the former opposition leader blasted the government and blamed Umno cronyism for the collapse of the RM300 million Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Gong Badak.

“The collapse is the inevitable consequence of a system which gives premium to ‘know who’ than ‘know how’, the curse of Umno cronyism hiding under the guise of the NEP,” said Lim.

The Ipoh Timur MP claimed that the recently-completed stadium was a disaster waiting to happen, saying the collapse was a warning of a serious breakdown in standards that will stop Malaysia from realising Vision 2020.

He also mentioned many examples that included the recent Jaya Supermarket disaster where construction workers were killed when the building collapsed while they were carrying out demolition work that was not approved.

Then there was the inability of the police to stop the spread of violent crime caused by Ah Longs who have an underground network that rivals the police.

Lim said the list could go on and even cited that Kuala Lumpur was now ranked the fourth riskiest location in the world for outsourcing according to the “Black Book of Outsourcing”, with our neighbour Singapore topping this list – MalaysianInsider