Local polls - Horses’ Mouths – 2 February 2015

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Local polls

To manage cities, it should not only involve the city folk. The local elections will see only the city folk voting when in fact those who make the city ‘alive’ are not only the city folk but the fishermen and the farmers as well.

Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS president, stressing on why local council election is not suitable at present moment


It will be discussed in our next meeting.

Mohamad Sabu, PAS deputy president, claiming that the party would discuss on local council elections in its next meeting


PAS has always rejected local council elections. It is not a personal view from the president. It is very unfortunate for PAS leaders who think as such.

Nik Abduh Nik Aziz, PAS central committee member



Pakatan Rakyat’s meeting

I hope we can set a date before the 10th (February). I am in communication (with Pakatan partners) but unfortunately we are not able to agree on a date yet.

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader



Prior to the scheduled announcement by the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia (on 29 Jan), all next-of-kin were notified via telephone calls, and in certain instances by text messages when the calls were unanswered. These were done personally by its Family Support Centre, caregivers or representatives from the airline's regional offices.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS), refuting reports that the national airliner did not inform the next-of-kin of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 victims prior to a special announcement by the government on the plane's disappearance


Sex education

If no formal education is given, teenage boys can easily go to the internet to learn about sex without any vetting. So rather than unqualified information, it is better we teach them in a more holistic and organized manner. We want men who are responsible or women will fall victim.

Mohamad Ali Hasan, Majlis Permuafakatan Persatuan Ibu Bapa dan Guru Nasional (PIBGN) president, on the government’s move to start sex education for teenage boys


Ringgit speculator?

I vehemently and absolutely deny the accusations. I did not at any time short the ringgit. I am an equity analyst, besides being an established entrepreneur. I am a value investor. I have never shorted currencies or equities. I acquire and build companies, create value for shareholders and create employment through ideas and innovation. My track record speaks for itself. I am certain Bank Negara Malaysia will be aware if there is such a heinous crime. Bank Negara has not contacted me and I pledge to cooperate fully with Bank Negara if my assistance is needed at any time.

Tong Kooi Ong, The Edge Media Group owner, denying allegations made on anonymous blogs that he is betting against the ringgit to make it crash for personal profit

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