A pro-opposition portal claimed that in a speech on the Economic Transformation Program of Prime Minister Dato Seri Najib, Anwar claimed Tun Dr Mahathir had written to the World Bank to seek assistance during the finanial crisis of 1999.
Instead, Anwar claimed he had rejected an offer for loan to Malaysia from the World Bank in 1993 when he was Chairman of the Committee on IMF and World Bank Development.
Dr Mahathir responded non-chalantly by challenging him to swear in a Masjid. Knowing Anwar dare not swear in a Masjid to proof his innocence in the China doll sex video scandal, it was a casual response to ridicule Anwar.
But Dr Mahathir did explain about the IMF rescue package that Anwar insist Malaysia take but would have stifle the economy of the nation and the Bumiputera.
Surprised by Dr Mahathir witty response, Anwar had his PKR machinery dig up past World Bank records.
Malaysiakini.com lent support to report. Extract below:
World Bank records show that the Mahathir administration had taken 38 loans from the global financial body between May 18, 1982 to the post-financial crisis period of March 30, 1999.What's so wrong in borrowing for specific social projects like education, technical assistance, social sector, etc?
This includes a USD300 million loan package known as the ‘Economic Recovery and Social Sector Loan Project’ that was signed on June 18, 1998. The last three deals between the Mahathir administration and the World Bank was inked in March 30, 1999 for a total of RM404 million worth of loans.
This includes an Education Sector Support Project (USD244 million), Year 2000 Technical Assistance Project (USD100 million) and Social Sector Support Project (USD60 million).
These three deals were inked six months after the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.
This is no where to the size of the IMF US$100 billion loan to Indonesia during the financial crisis of 1999 that came with debt-relief plan that disastrously restruture the social, economic and political landscape of Indonesia.
The pride of a nation is lost as President Suharto was shamed to sign with Michel Camdesus looking down.
Camdesus effort failed miserably and the major 5 nations acknowledged it is flawed. Read NYT here.
PKR cybertroopers, including the Blue Apple regular client, Prof Dato Din Merican attacked of Dr Mahathir shows their lack of understanding of World Bank's attempt to twist Dr Mahathir's stance on the IMF.
Which World Bank are they talking about?
There is the World Bank that gave paltry few hundred million loans for specific projects. And there is the World Bank that gave hundreds of billion to neo-colonise a free nation. Do differentiate which are they referring too?
According to Wikipedia, there is a whole lot of difference.
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programmes.World Bank or World Bank Group?
The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty. By law, all of its decisions must be guided by a commitment to promote foreign investment, international trade and facilitate capital investment.
The World Bank differs from the World Bank Group, in that the World Bank comprises only two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), whereas the latter incorporates these two in addition to three more: International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
The World Bank that development communities and countries or the World Bank that uses IMF to force countries, leaders and people to submit to their will and fancy which later turned out to be wrong move.
One wonders does PKR care for the people and country or merely dedicate themselves to only serve a sodomiser and adulterer???? Watch your back, ok boys.