Pakatan Rakyat - Horses’ Mouths – 9 February 2015

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Pakatan Rakyat

The (leadership council) meeting has agreed to discuss and draft a solution to the Syariah Criminal Code (II) Enactment - or more widely known as the hudud law - and local council elections in a special meeting.

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, on the outcome of Pakatan Rakyat’s meeting yesterday



"Questioning Islamic rules in MRSM is not racist? It doesn’t hurt the feelings of Malays, bumiputera and Muslims? Oh, no. That is human rights.

Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Agriculture and Agro-based industries minister, turning the tables on his critic DAP for questioning ruling affecting non-Muslim students in Mara Junior Colleges (MRSM)


Mustafa-Guan Eng feud

Let bygones be bygones. It was resolved together.

Mustafa Ali, PAS secretary general, on the fued between him and DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng over allegation of dishonest


National reconciliation

We support... but we have already issued a statement much earlier, since August last year (sic) (2013).

Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, on Negaraku patron Ambiga Sreenevasan’s call for national reconciliation



The Syariah Penal Code has to be implemented as commanded by Allah. It is is the duty of every Muslim to uphold it. This is an obligation, just like the five prayers daily for Muslims.

Ahmad Yakob, Kelantan Menteri Besar, announcing that the state assembly will convene a special sitting in March to amend the Syariah Criminal Code (II) 1993


Mara’s rule

If there is a rule, we will withdraw it.

Shafie Apdal, Minister of Rural and Regional Development, insisting there was no government policy on religious restrictions for Mara students, and if there were, "they were not right"



(In this regard) I would like to congratulate the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) for starting a programme to promote golf at the school level where 11 schools are participating in this programme. I have given RM2 million to the MGA to promote golf at school level and I am willing to contribute more in the future.

Najib Razak, wanting golf to be not just an elite sports but a sport for the people whereby more Malaysians are able to play

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