“Country’s economy is bad because there are ministers like you,” Akmal fires back at Nga

UMNO Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh has slammed Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming for saying that the boycott campaigns he championed are hurting the country’s economy.

In a statement on Facebook, the Merlimau assemblyman said rather, it was “stupid” ministers such as Nga that the economy was performing poorly.

“During (Datuk Seri) Najib Razak’s time we did boycott campaigns but the economy still improved,” he stated.

“To the unwise minister Nga Kor Ming, the country’s economy has become worse thanks to ministers like you. Stupid!”

Akmal was responding to Nga’s post on X yesterday, where the Teluk Intan MP had said that local workers have suffered due to boycotts called for by “irresponsible parties”.

“Never fall into the trap of instigators, our country needs the efforts of all parties to develop the national economy,” he said.

Nga also attached a screenshot of a Chinese media report highlighting the hardship of local workers allegedly affected by business boycotts to his post.

Recall that Akmal had called for a boycott against KK Mart over the “Allah” socks controversy and more recently, against cosmetics entrepreneur Datuk Seri Aliff Syukri’s products after the latter’s “disrespectful” Hari Raya video.

Despite the convenience store chain’s apology and the subsequent halt of sales of the socks, Akmal had insisted that the KK Mart boycott must continue.

On April 5, Akmal, via a Facebook post, said he had been detained at the Kota Kinabalu police headquarters despite being scheduled to give a statement at the Dang Wangi police station the next day.

On April 6, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain confirmed that Akmal is being investigated for sedition after two police reports were lodged against him.

Upon his return from Kota Kinabalu on the same day, Akmal said he will continue boycotting KK Mart, adding that he would give full cooperation to the police and would give further statements if needed. – April 12, 2024

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