Local council elections - Horses’ Mouths – 27 January 2015

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Local council elections

If DAP wants PAS to respect the decision of Pakatan on the hudud issue, it must do the same thing before pushing its desire (for local council elections).

Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar, urging DAP to withdraw the idea of implementing local council elections as Pakatan never approved it


The DAP has been loud (on hudud) when hudud has nothing to do with the non-Muslims and has been fought for by PAS before the formation of Pakatan Rakyat, although the local council elections idea is clearly beneficial to a single race.

Mahfodz Mohamad, PAS Ulama wing acting deputy chief, stressing that PAS’ silent over DAP's local council elections idea did not mean the Islamist party agreed to it, but more to maintain a harmonious relationship in the opposition coalition


Resolve through understanding, I am confident that it still can be done.

Mohamad Sabu, PAS deputy president


Without the help of federal government, for your information, a lot of local councils facing deficit, the federal government helps a lot. With this election, are they suggesting to be autonomous? Does this mean that DAP wants to give full power to local councils, if there’s no revenue, they can raise taxes?

Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister


Pakatan Rakyat

People have high hopes for this opposition alliance. Hence, Pakatan should look forward and see the problems facing the country and the need for the people to see a big change in the political leadership in the country.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS vice president


Let us return to the main issues and work towards strengthening the democratic process. Be it hudud or local government elections, such issues, as long as they do not go against the laws of this country, require public consultation as a reference point.

Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Parit Buntar MP


Sodomy II

Lies should not be used as a tool in a political bout or be given the space to create chaos in the country. I pray to Allah who is most compassionate that justice will be served and I will be freed.

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, looking at the prospect of landing in prison once again for a minimum of five years this Feb 10 when the Federal Court will deliver its verdict on the Sodomy II trial

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