Source Pravda.Ru

Malaysian trade minister: car import policy abused

The government has ordered Malaysia's trade minister to immediately appear in Parliament to answer accusations that the country's long-standing car-import policy was misused to benefit a few well-connected businesses.

International Trade and Industry Minister Rafidah Aziz must answer the allegations "as soon as she returns from overseas," Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said late Wednesday.

"We expect Rafidah's reply not long from now," he said. She is expected to return on Friday to Malaysia from Vientiane, Laos, where she is attending a meeting of Southeast Asian economic ministers.

Najib said the directive ,the first time such an order has been given to a minister , was issued at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Parliament will be in session until Dec. 8.

In an interview with the national news agency Bernama on Wednesday, Rafidah indicated she intended to abide by the directive. She has denied any wrongdoing.

Government and opposition lawmakers have criticized Rafidah over the past week for not appearing in Parliament and sought explanation for why her ministry issued thousands of highly sought car import licenses, known as "approved permits" or APs, to a few select businessmen, informs the AP. I.L.

My article The True Judas discussed the theory that Judas's actions in betraying Jesus were motivated by a misunderstanding of Christ's mission and purpose.

America's judases, part two: Gladys Knight

The United Kingdom stands fatally divided between nations, regions, generations, on the edge of a critical fault line which threatens the future of the Union.

Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future

The United Kingdom stands fatally divided between nations, regions, generations, on the edge of a critical fault line which threatens the future of the Union.

Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Comments
Americans, never give up your guns
Homosexuality and the Decline in American Values
Russian bomber crashes in Novgorod region
America's judases, part two: Gladys Knight
WaPo's Distorted Year in Review
Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Two Su-34 fighters touch wings in midair and crash into the sea in Russia's Far East
Dumped by the Trump that Americans Deserved
The Russians will soon wake up to lose two Kuril Islands to Japan
The Russians will soon wake up to lose two Kuril Islands to Japan
The scandal of skewed reporting
The scandal of skewed reporting
US Economic War on China
Russia's 2018: Confidence in Putin gone
Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russia's Status-6 'doomsday weapon' nullifies all of American military projects