19 Nov 2020
Press statement by MCA Vice President Datuk Tan Teik Cheng
“Helicopter money”? Think before speaking; Once spoken, difficult to retrieve
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal should be more concerned with matters affecting youth and sports development, since these areas are his Ministry’s concerns, and more so, given the crisis wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Simply sputtering away not only brings more harm to the country, but has even turned into a joke for the Opposition and public to seize on.
On his proposal that Bank Negara Malaysia should print “helicopter money” and practise forgiving debt to help those in need to boost spending among the public – were his suggestions based on in-depth discussions with experts and based on the nation’s economic situation?
Anyone can come up with proposals. However, as a member of the ruling coalition, and more so as a Deputy Minister, it would be wiser to refrain from commenting if one is not so well versed in the area.
Constructive suggestions are needed to ensure that government assistance may help the rakyat, and for the government to be taken seriously.
As Malaysians strive to overcome the various types of problems that arose due to the contagion, everyone must do their part, and manage their own matters wisely. Enable the administration of the country to run more efficiently and smoothly so as to alleviate people’s burden. Wan Ahmad Fayhsal’s could have placed deeper thoughts, understand the financial difficulties and social issues before he commented, failing which, people would view his proposals as a laughing matter and a waste of social resources.
Datuk Tan Teik Cheng
MCA Vice President