Opposition lost their math, says PM

The opposition coalition Perikatan Nasional continues to harp on Global Infrastructure Partners despite GIP having only a 30 percent share led to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to question their math ability.

Anwar reiterated that Khazanah Nasional Berhad and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will see their stake in the Malaysian Airports Berhad (MAHB) jump to 70 per cent from their current 41 per cent, news portal Malaysiakini reported.

“Before this, Khazanah and EPF had a 41 per cent share. However, with the transition, 70 per cent of the shares will belong to Khazanah and EPF.

“The Opposition argues that even with 30 per cent, they (GIP) can take over. I don’t know how they count,” he is reported as saying during his monthly assembly with the staff of the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya this morning.

Controversy over Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad share acquisition became a controversy due to its links to BlackRock, a company close to Israel.