QZ8501 - Horses’ Mouths – 5 January 2014

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It violated the route permit given, the schedule given, that's the problem. AirAsia's permit for the route has been frozen because it violated the route permit given.

Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s director general of air transport, insisting that the AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule


Zahid’s relationship with kingpin

He (Zahid) did not vouch for Phua in the letter… he did not state anywhere that he (Phua) was innocent or not involved in gambling. And only after two months, the home minister actually replied and informed me that Phua is not a member of the 14K triad, because there is no such thing in Malaysia.

Shafee Abdullah, lawyer, clarifying that Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi only wrote a letter about Paul Phua’s supposed involvement with the 14K triad, which the home ministry confirmed as untrue


Since when (does the) Malaysian government work with underground kingpins? This is new to me. (The home) minister must explain.

Sim Tze Tzin, Bayan Baru MP, asking if other Malaysians could get support letters from Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi just like alleged gambling kingpin Paul Phua, who is facing charges in the United States


Penang’s autonomy proposal

Whatever reasons he gave, be it economic or administrative, the call for decentralisation or power-sharing should not be entertained at all by the federal government. In fact, it can be seen as a seditious call against the Federal Constitution.

Awang Selamat, pseudonym editor for Utusan Malaysia’s editorial voice, insisting that Penang DAP lawmaker Zairil Khir Johari’s proposal for states to be given more autonomy is seditious


Three Buddhist deities destroyed

I visited three mosques on the occasion of Prophet Muhammad's birthday today and all the religious heads have disagreed with the act. I then told them I am heading to the Siamese temple and none of them protested. I am thankful the public understands that this kind of behaviour is not Islamic.

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, condemning the act of an insane man who destroyed three Buddhist deities in a temple in Tanah Liat, Bukit Mertajam


MIC’s future

I believe this is the agenda of Palanivel, to deregister the party, and then form a new party with only his own supporters.

R Ramanan, ousted MIC central working committee member (CWC), claiming the party president G Palanivel is dragging his feet over party polls irregularities so the Registrar of Socities (ROS) will deregister the party


RM2.6 million to Khalid’s aides

After receiving advice from our lawyers, the new state administration has decided to send them a letter to remind them to return the money that was paid to them.

Azmin Ali, Selangor MB, instructing former menteri besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's aides to return their gratuities totalling RM2.6 million to the state, or face further action

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