NEWS

Political appointments process abused for vested interests: economist

Alyaa Alhadjri

Published
Modified 20 May 2020, 12:49 pm
89

Amid increased scrutiny on the role of politicians in government-linked companies GLCs) under the new Perikatan Nasional government, a prominent economist has argued that there is nothing under the law which makes such appointments illegal.

Universiti Malaya professor of political economy Prof Edmund Terence Gomez (photo, above) said, however, that such appointments, which first gained prominence in the late 1980s during former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's first stint in power, had over the years been abused to serve the personal vested interests of politicians rather than the public good...

Share this story

By posting a comment, you agree to our Commenting Terms and Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.

By posting a comment, you agree to our Commenting Terms and Conditions as stipulated .