G25 meeting - Horses’ Mouths – 8 January 2015

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G25 meeting with Najib

The meeting is simply to set the meeting with the PM.

Noor Farida Ariffin, G25 group’s spokesperson, on meeting with Najib Razak’s political secretary, Jailani Ngah, to discuss the final details of their meeting with the prime minister soon

 

RM2.6 mil payout

An audit investigation was held and the report was debated in Selangor state assembly November-December last year.

Hannah Yeoh, Selangor Speaker, insisting that it is unnecessary to hold a public hearing on the severance payments made to former mentri besar Khalid Ibrahim’s aides as the state government had already conducted a full audit on the payouts last year

 

This is a completely diplomatic way of doing things. We want to resolve this well in asking them to give back the money. If they have rights, we’ll pay them, but there must be guidelines.

Azmin Ali, Selangor Menteri Besar, insisting that his administration was being diplomatic when it sent legal letters to his predecessor Khalid Ibrahim’s former staff directing them to return the RM2.6 million they received in severance payments

 

Landslide-prone areas

According to Kuala Lumpur Slope Information System (KuLSIS), the Segambut parliamentary constituency recorded the highest number of hill slopes at 713, of which 219 are 'very high-risk' areas and 494, 'high risk'. This is followed by Lembah Pantai with 315 hill slopes, Bandar Tun Razak (183), Seputeh (132), Setiawangsa (125), Bukit Bintang (90), Kepong (70), Wangsa Maju (56), Cheras (45) and Batu (11).

Ahmad Phesal Talib, Kuala Lumpur Mayor, announcing that there are a total of 1,740 slopes in Kuala Lumpur have been identified as landslide-prone areas

 

Registration of migrant workers

Based on the total amount of migrant workers out there, which is about 2.3 million, MyEG could make a whopping RM87.4 million a year in profits. According to the government, this was done to ease the congestion at government counters and eradicate the middle men. We find this excuse unacceptable because surely available technology can solve the problems.

Johari Abdul, Sungai Petani MP, demanding Putrajaya to explain its decision to outsource the registration of migrant workers to E-government services provider MyEG

 

1MDB’s new CEO

I would not have taken the job if I wasn't (confident). I have come into this role with my eyes wide open.

Arul Kanda, 1MDB CEO, expressing confidence in steering the company out of the woods

 

MIC president’s next move

The president will strike when the time is right.

G Kumar Aamaan, MIC secretary-general, saying his party president G Palanivel is keeping a close watch on the drama unraveling in the party and will swing into action at the appropriate time

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