‘The BMF scandal will haunt the Barisan Nasional in the coming general elections, because it is most powerful proof of the betrayal of the promise of a ‘Clean, Effective and Trustworthy’ Government … But there is not just the BMF Scandal in the country.
“There is the UMBC Scandal involving the two transactions whereby the Daim Zainuddin family companies acquired first 41% control in 1984 and then 51% control in 1986 in the third-largest bank in Malaysia, UMBC, when in both transactions Daim Zainuddin had already become Finance Minister …’ –
Lim Kit Siang (30 May 1986)
“Sekarang, anak dia jadi Menteri Kewangan dan Daim pula jadi broker kerajaan. Daripada hidup tanpa maruah, aku rela mati. Ptuuiiii …”