Permatang Pauh - Horses’ Mouths – 8 May 2015

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Permatang Pauh by-election

The results of this by-election also shows that people are disappointed with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for his lavish lifestyle and scandals; especially 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and the latest use of funds from Tabung Haji.

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR president, on winning the Permatang Pauh by-election


If the rakyat have chosen Pakatan Rakyat, there must be a reason for them to do so. Nevertheless, we will continue offering our services to the rakyat.

Suhaimi Sabudin, BN candidate for Permatang Pauh by-election



Tabung Haji – 1MDB’s land deal

The purchase of property at RM188.5 million is at a discount rate which was based on current market value and it is expected to bring about positive returns to the LTH group in the future.

Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH), admitting that it had purchased a plot of land from 1MDB with the price tag of RM188.5 million


Sorry for the miscommunication. It's not true about the 722 million acquiring the 2 lots… That's what I denied. Not two units as written in the blog. That was what I was denying.

Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, LTH chairman, on his denial about the land deal with debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)


As a chairperson, he should know the details of the transaction as it would have been presented to the board, which he chairs. If he already knew, then his denial was in bad faith. Such leaders do not deserve to head a large body like Tabung Haji, which manages huge sums of public funds. I propose he resigns as Tabung Haji chairperson.

Husam Musa, PAS vice president, calling for LTH chairman Abdul Azeez resignation


This is an easy business plan for 1MDB. It’s like father selling to son for a cheap price, and then forces the son-in-law to buy it back at a higher price. Where will this final profit money end up? Will the Employers Provident Fund (EPF), Felda or Khazanah be used to buy 1MDB assets at a higher price which it initially bought cheap from the government?

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS vice president, questioning which other state-owned financial institutions would be used to buy assets from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)



GST on gov’t services

This does not make sense as government services are a basic responsibility to the rakyat and it is unreasonable that the rakyat should be further burdened with payingGST on them.

Ibrahim Ismail, Sultan of Johor, criticising the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on government services

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