Ismail Sabri’s Facebook post
The rebuke he made was targeted to all traders and not just traders from a particular race. Besides that, he suggested consumers use their purchasing power to force traders to reduce their price of goods. Hence, any dispute that could lead to racial polarisation should not be dragged any further as it will only lead to harm.
Prime Minister’s Department, insisting that Ismail Sabri Yaakob's Facebook comment on Chinese traders was not targeting any specific race
MCA views that BN is a multi-racial government and must take care of the feeling of all races. Racist statement and extreme viewpoint will not bring any benefit to the country. MCA will not tolerate anyone who harms the Chinese feeling with extreme statement. Our stand on condemning such racist comments remain unchanged.
Liow Tiong Lai, MCA president
Many blame the Government when prices of goods do not go down, despite petrol price having gone down thrice now. I was only sharing my thoughts with Facebook friends. Telling them that the responsibility to keep the prices fair also lies with them.
Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister
This is not about (race) Chinese or Malay, this is about oil prices going down, but prices of goods not going down. It involves all traders but of course the dealers in Malaysia are mostly Chinese.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, insisting that the current issue of rising prices has nothing to do with a specific race
We plan to table this Private Member's Bill (on hudud) at the ordinary sitting of Parliament in March.
Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar
This is all because he was criticising 1MDB, so he is accused of betting against the ringgit. If he had not criticised 1MDB, even if the currency falls, he (Tong) won't matter, but just don't criticise 1MDB.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, believing that Tong Kooi Ong is being attacked by anonymous bloggers due to the coverage of the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) debacle by the latter's media organisations
Barred from Sabah
Is she a terrorist and doing crime in Sabah? (This is) political suppresion against her...
Stephen Wong, Sabah DAP deputy chairperson, on party vice-chairperson Teresa Kok being banned from entering Sabah