Malaysia netizens see red over PM Najib's 'kangkong' remark
Published on Jan 14, 2014 5:15 PM
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has landed himself in the soup after reproaching Malaysians for blaming the government when food prices go up and not being appreciative when food prices drop.
In a YouTube video that has gone viral, Mr Najib was seen saying in Malay: "When prices of things go up, everything goes up, including sawi (mustard green) and kangkong (water spinach). There are times when the prices of vegetables go up and down.
"Today I read in the newspaper that the prices of some things have dropped. The price of kangkong increased before this and now it has gone down," he added.
"When this happens, they don't want to praise the government. But when it rises, they blame the government... This is not fair as it is due to weather conditions."
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here