Referring to the increasing cost of living, he voiced his scepticism of the government’s measure of poverty, pointing out that according to United Nations data, Malaysia is at a deeper poverty level than acknowledged by the government.
“Are we being realistic?” he asked. “I want to see us becoming a developed country. Are we moving forward with the kind of value system that we are proud of?
“We need the basic values, honesty and responsibility, which I think are important ingredients.”