Horses’ Mouths – 4 February 2015

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Pakatan Rakyat’s meeting

We have reached an agreement to hold the meeting. A discussion (between PAS leaders) was also held this morning at the PAS headquarters.

Mustafa Ali, PAS secretary general, announcing that the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council will meet this Sunday with party president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang expected to attend

 

The meeting is expected to be attended by all Pakatan top leadership and will discuss recurring issues involving the coalition. The secretariat believes it will strengthen the cooperation within Pakatan.

Shabrimi Sidek, Pakatan Rakyat secretariat’s executive secretary

 

Ismail Sabri’s boycott call

I have not given my statement to the police yet. But when called, they will let me know of the date and time. If it fits my schedule and theirs, I will meet them.

Ismail Sabri, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister, claiming he would cooperate fully with the police if investigated for alleged racist remarks against the Chinese

 

Why is it that everything needs to be seen through racial lenses? Why couldn't he just label them as errant traders?

Vell Paari, former MIC strategic director, opining that Ismail Sabri should not blame the Chinese community over the rising price of goods

 

When the petrol price is high, these traders will say that their operation cost is increasing. But when the petrol price is down they will say that petrol is only a small part of their operation, and that it doesn’t make a difference, so they cannot reduce their prices. This is hypocrisy. And it is a fact that most suppliers are Chinese. It is not his fault that most traders are Chinese. To me, this is not being racial.

M Mohana, MIC Wanita chief

 

What should have been stressed are those opportunist businessmen who profit from the consumers, without pointing at any one race. By pointing at one race, it has further widened the racial gap in Malaysia. If there is any halal dispute, go to the authorities. These kind of statements increase hate and is provocative.

Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Parit Buntar MP

 

Do not blame any parties or races. Put a stop to it. It is the market forces. So empowering the consumers is important. Consumers should use their power as buyers. As long as buyers don’t want to buy, sellers cannot sell. The power of consumers should be the determinant.

Shafie Apdal, Rural and Regional Development Minister

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