Salleh slams Mahathir for labelling Malaysia as amongst 10 most corrupt countries

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Kuala Lumpur – Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak slammed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his blog posting which said Malaysia has been labelled as amongst the 10 most corrupt countries in the world.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said that on Jan 24, CNBC came out with a report mentioning that the 10 most corrupt countries in the world were Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau and Venezuela.

“The New York Times also came out with its report on Dec 9, 2016 more or less saying the same thing, as did the Independent of UK (United Kingdom) on Jan 25, 2017 and Fortune.com on the same day.

“Last month, on March 14, 2017, CheatSheet came out with the 15 most corrupt countries in the world and still Malaysia was not on the list,” Salleh countered in a post on his blog, sskeruak.blogspot.my.

He noted that ranker.com came out with the most corrupt countries list based on Transparency International’s report and Malaysia was not even in the top 100 list.

“So where did Mahathir get his facts from? Has someone been feeding him false news?” Salleh questioned.

Dr Mahathir had hurled some allegations on Malaysia and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in his blog. – Bernama