Tun M: Malaysia's Debt Now Stands At RM1 Trillion

Try to wrap your head around that figure.

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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

Image via Malaysia Tatler

Malaysiakini reported him as saying, "I am disappointed because the administration, which was once (known) as the best in the Commonwealth countries, for its ability to implement duties and plans successfully, is no longer respected and looked up upon."

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

"As long as I don't violate any laws, I hope all of you will give your undivided cooperation to me as the Prime Minister," he said as told by The Star Online.

He pointed out that civil servants should always place the law above all else to help ensure Malaysia is "on the road to recovery."

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).

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