Friday, July 22, 2005
Government cannot continue to play Santa Claus
THE Government cannot play Santa Claus by continually handing out contracts as “gifts” to Class F contractors, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Conceding that his decision might not be popular, he said there would be no more pump priming of the construction sector because “every cycle runs its course.”
“No one can deny that, in the past, there were among us those who had received too much assistance and too many chances."
“There were those who had not received enough assistance and those who had not been given opportunities at all. This is not fair. This cannot continue."
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