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MDEC boss under fire over criticism of Wee
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PETALING JAYA: A government agency boss has come under fire from shipping associations for disparaging remarks about transport minister Wee Ka Siong on the cabotage issue.

The statement from the six shipping associations comes after Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Rais Hussin referred to Wee as a “minister with an IQ of a cabbage”.

Rais, who has been critical of the government’s decision to revoke cabotage exemption for foreign vessels undertaking submarine cable repairs, also said Wee should not be talking about the matter.

Today, the Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (Masa), Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia (Ikmal), Sarawak and Sabah Shipowners’ Association (SSSA), Malaysia OSV Owners’ Association (Mosva), Association of Marine Industries of Malaysia (AMIM) and the Sarawak Association of Marine Industries (Samin) hit back at Rais.

In a joint statement, they condemned Rais’ remarks, saying personal insults were uncalled for.

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