Slashed majority - Horses’ Mouths – 6 May 2015

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Slashing 40% BN majority

We hope the result of Rompin by-election will help PKR to face BN in the Permatang Pauh by-election this 7 May.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS vice president, on the party’s success to slash BN majority by 40% in the Rompin by-election


I don't think he has anything to do with this.

Hishamuddin Hussein, Umno vice president, dismissing suggestions that former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's played a role in BN's lower majority during the Rompin polls



BM credit

Nothing has been finalised. Why worry when it is merely a suggestion?

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Home Minister, insisting there is no reason to worry about the proposal to require prospective election candidates to possess at least a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia



To defend or not to defend?

I want to think about that first. Now, I’m busy with the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Mohamad Sabu, PAS deputy president, on whether he will defend his No 2 post in the party



Shahidan Kassim and Asum

He was prohibited to contest in the Asum elections (held last weekend). I told him that, and he said okay. But he contested nevertheless.

Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister, calling Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Shahidan Kassim to vacate his position as president of the Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum)



PKR to lose Permatang Pauh by-election?

This is worrying.

Sim Tze Tzin, PKR strategic director, predicting a low voter turn-out may spell doom for its candidate Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's chances of retaining the seat



Dirty election campaign?

I will only comment if there are reports.

Asmuni Awi, PAS election committee chairperson

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