KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 2017 : Malaysia’s good ranking in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017 and World Happiness Report 2017 has exposed the opposition oft-repeated slander of the country being not peaceful and the people not prosperous, said Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.
The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the data also revealed that the opposition allegations were far from the truth and were merely persistent slander dismissing the country’s success to intimidate the people and raise public hatred towards the government.
The GPI released last month placed Malaysia as the 29th most peaceful country in the world among 163 countries, a position much better than those of the major powers such as the United Kingdom (on 41st position), the United States (114th), China (116th) and Russia (151st).
Malaysia’s position was also much better than most of the other Asean countries, such as Laos (48th), Indonesia (52nd), Vietnam (59th), Cambodia (89th), Myanmar (104th), Thailand (120th) and the Philippines (138th).
“With this data, what is the rationale for the opposition parties to claim that Malaysia is unsafe and not peaceful” Why don’t they appreciate the government’s efforts that have made Malaysia a safe and prosperous country for the people?” he asked in a post today on his blog, sskeruak.blogspot.my. – Bernama