Twitterjaya baffled by PM's pledge to 'strengthen' US economy

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's opening statement during his meeting with US President Donald Trump has earned brickbats from his domestic critics.

"I want to say that we come here with a strong value proposition to put on the table.

"Number one, we want to help you in terms of strengthening the US economy," Najib told his US hosts at the White House cabinet room, according to official transcripts of the event.

Among others, Najib said Malaysia has committed to buying 25 Boeing 737 Max 10 and eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Najib also announced that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) seeks to invest US$3 to 4 billion to support "infrastructure redevelopment in the US."

However, several Malaysian personalities took to Twitter to suggest that Najib should focus on his own country's flagging economy, instead of helping an economic superpower.

A selection of such tweets follows:









Najib at White House for meeting with Trump

Don't mortgage our economy for Trump photo-op, Azmin tells Najib

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Najib

White House: We didn't book Najib's stay at Trump Hotel

No press conference, Najib's media shy meeting with Trump

A lopsided meeting between Trump and Najib

Twitterjaya baffled by PM's pledge to 'strengthen' US economy

Critics using 1MDB to sabotage economy, Najib tells US-Asean businessmen

Trump likely to visit China during Asia trip

Meeting with Trump 'positive and friendly', says Najib

MAS to purchase 16 Boeing airplanes, MOU inked

Rosmah wants Permata Pintar students in grad school

Unusual for Najib, Trump to meet while 1MDB under probe, says US official

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