Father of GST
Has the PM, now known as the Father of GST (Goods and Service Tax), become a liability for BN, in particular UMNO — as mentioned by Mahathir Mohamad?
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS vice president, questioning the absence of images of Prime Minister Najib Razak on the Rompin and Permatang Pauh campaign trails
Rompin by-election and GST
It is a wise decision made by the government and the rakyat have started to accept it. The polls will be a test to see whether they support or reject it.
Hasan Malek, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism minister, claiming the Rompin by-election would be a measurement on whether the people had accepted GST
When did he make the statement? It was a statement by a stupid minister.
Hasan Arifin, BN candidate in the Rompin by-election, calling minister Hasan Malek "stupid" for saying that the poll to be held today will show whether voters are supportive of the goods and services tax (GST)
I think I can say that many people don't agree. I understand, the feelings of anger. These are the factors we are facing, so I think we cannot say that it will be an indicator as there is also opposition to it.
Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister
We know that whatever the results of the Rompin and Permatang Pauh by-elections, it does not mean that the GST would be abolished immediately. However, voters in Rompin and Permatang Pauh can send a strong signal and at least prevent “the rate of the GST from being recklessly hiked-up in the coming years to sustain “the extravagance of our leaders and cover up for negligence and abuse in managing the country’s finances.
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS’ election director for Rompin by-election
MAS needs to operate and utilise its fleet at an optimum level besides maximising revenue on the route it flies. The market needs to give Malaysia Airlines room to explore various options in determining the most viable strategy.
Christoph Mueller, Malaysia Airlines CEO
Permatang Pauh by-election
BN was rather proud to announce a young candidate in Suhaimi but his brain is like a 100 year old – stupid. No point being young when you have no principles or idealism. It is better to be 90 years old (Dr Mahathir), but fight corruption.
Azmin Ali, Selangor MB, stressing it would be better to support a 90-year-old man than the 44-year-old BN candidate Suhaimi Sabudin as Suhaimi would never question Najib