SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has advised Malaysians against making attempts to undermine the country's economy by spreading negative or false information.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said such actions do not only affect the government, but average Malaysians.
He said when people talk on social media, for example, about Tabung Haji and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) going bankrupt, it reflects badly on the country's economy on the world stage.
"Before giant global companies like Saudi Aramco, for instance, invest in a country, they will look at (the risks of investing).
"If our country’s risk is high, these companies will not invest with us – and imagine how many jobs will be lost.
"Our discussion with Saudi Aramco on the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project in Johor took two long years because of this. They were worried about our economy," he said in his speech at the 3rd Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) annual summit today.
The summit, attended by students from various public tertiary institutions and young professionals, was co-organised by Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera and UiTM's Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences.