Malaysia's debt now stands at an alarming RM1 trillion, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed today, 21 May
He made the shocking revelation during his first address at the monthly assembly with civil servants under the Prime Minister's Department earlier today.
He added that the country only accumulated RM300 billion worth of debts when he was prime minister previously, New Straits Times (NST) reported.
The Pakatan Harapan chairman also expressed his disappointment at the loss of respect for Malaysia among Commonwealth countries
In order to rebuild and restore Malaysia to its former glory, the 92-year-old leader has urged civil servants to give their undivided cooperation to the ruling government
He also said the wrongdoings of civil servants from the previous administration will be dealt with
"We have seen many officers doing things they should not have done, either out of fear or because they were bribed to do so. This has cost the country," he was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today (FMT).