In Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, critics of Malaysian Trade Minister Rafidah Aziz, who swore on the Koran to deny allegations of corruption in the country’s national car program, compared her to Arroyo.
A news report said UMNO delegate Ismael Hashim drew loud applause when he said: "I don’t want to mention one word but just look at what is happening to President Arroyo in the Philippines."
It’s not honor that she earning abroad. It’s shame.
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Among those who poured scorn on the system was Arau Umno Youth division committee member Ismail Hashim. He wanted to know why the International Trade and Industry Ministry had awarded more than 25,000 APs to three individuals.
Not mincing his words, Ismail described the system as being contradictory to its objective of helping Bumiputera entrepreneurs enter the automotive market.
"If we could allocate the 25,000 APs to the Bumiputeras gathered here, we would all be Bumiputera corporate figures.
"Instead (they are) only given to one person. Why is that?" Ismail (picture, below) said, to loud cheers from the more than 2,000 Umno Youth delegates at the Dewan Tun Hussein in the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
"I don’t want to say much, or name names. But if this was the Philippines, Arroyo would already have been toppled (if this issue cropped up)," he said to laughter and cheers from the delegates.
Ismail’s comment was a veiled reference to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz, who is at the centre of the AP controversy.
Sikat na talaga si Gloria Macapagal Arroyo!!!