(Apologies to any Greeks reading this, you can blame Syriza for selling you out to the EU and to the big finance capitalists.)
He has advocated and still does, that Malaysia's services sector, such as banks, insurance, airlines, consultancy and so forth should strive to be world class and they will then contribute to boosting their contribution to and increase Malaysia's GDP. Fair enough.
We also can't have urinals like these below in a fairly new building along Jalan Kemajuan in our fair City of Petaling Jaya, which is said to have the wealthiest local council in Malaysia. (Notice there are no pipes bringing water to flush these urinals).
First world infrastructure, third world mentality. Former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was so right about that.
My Thai childhood friend, Ms K wrote in an e-mail from Bangkok in response to my post:-
"Agreed wholeheartedly. According to my Malaysian friends who have visited me, toilets in Malaysian shopping centres need a lot of improvement in sanitary practices. Toilets in shopping centres and rest stops here in Thailand are very clean and user friendly, as they compete with each other to entice customers to their businesses via toilets"