Even though we are pressured and criticised, as a transparent government, I, as the Prime Minister, with deputy prime minister and the ministers as well as my colleagues in the administration, won’t budge or surrender, but will instead remain steadfast and continue to fight, and carve a million new pathways for the sake of the rakyat and the country.
Najib Razak, Prime Minister, declaring he will never retreat and was adamant that his Barisan Nasional-led administration was transparent
It is his duty. He is the prime minister to answer and tell people what is going on.
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister, stressing that Najib Razak has a duty to address any allegations levelled against his leadership including those from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Via public finance reform, government funds can also be channelled to education and other critical infrastructure for the rakyat.
Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), announcing that the government would continue to reduce subsidies to achieve a balanced budget by 2020
Permatang Pauh by-election
We would like Suhaimi to answer: who does he support? Najib or Mahathir? Who does the Permatang Pauh Umno division support? And who does Penang Umno support?
Sim Tze Tzin, Bayan Baru MP, questioning the loyalty of BN candidate Suhaimi Sabudin
InsyaAllah, I am the party president. My deputy is the Mentri Besar. If I have any problems, I will ask the MB to handle. I can handle two jobs, give me the opportunity.
Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR president, on her ability to juggle two seats – Kajang and Permatang Pauh
With rising efficiency of tax collection, we have seen government revenue rise in the last five years since 2010. In 2014, we expect to record RM225.1 billion in revenue, compared to RM213.4 billion in 2013.
Idris Jala, Pemandu CEO, claiming GST will help the government to rake in RM19.4 billion in revenue by the end of this year
May 1 rally
So far we have received one notice and the Dang Wangi OCPD had advised the organisers to hold the rally at Padang Merbok. If they choose to hold the rally at Padang Merbok, there will not be a problem. We will even facilitate to ensure no untoward incidents happen just like we did with a group on Apr 11 (Himpunan Derita Rakyat) but if they refuse to heed the police's advice, it will be considered an offence and action can be taken against them according to the law.
Law Hong Soon, Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Deputy Comm, on the approval for the anti-Goods and Services Tax (GST) rally planned on May 1 to be held at Padang Merbok