(May 4): Barisan Nasional’s (BN) biggest mistake was failing to address the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal when it surfaced, according to former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

The government should have just admitted that 1MDB was a big mistake, Daim told Nanyang Siang Pau in a recent interview.

“BN’s biggest problem is to explain 1MDB to urban voters. The rakyat will eventually forgive, but what they can’t forgive is when the government is abusing the law and hides its wrongdoing,” he said.

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