Abu Sayyaf - Horses’ Mouths – 15 May 2015

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Abu Sayyaf hits again!

They fled in a boat. There wore no mask and there was no shooting.

Chung Yan Tsim, brother-in-law of a victim kidnapped by gunmen linked to the Abu Sayyaf, recalling about her sister-in-law and a customer were abducted during dinner yesterday in Sandakan


Police are investigating but do not rule out the possibility of militants involved.

Abdul Khalid Abu Bakar, IGP



Snap polls

We can take over Putrajaya if Parliament is dissolved. I am confident because in Permatang Pauh, although Pakatan's majority was less than 9,000, it's because of the low voter turnout.

Mohamad Sabu, PAS deputy president, claiming that Pakatan Rakyat will emerge victorious if Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak dissolves Parliament and calls for fresh elections



Motion of confidence in parliament

Suppose (the prime minister) wins the motion of confidence in Parliament. Will Kit Siang resign from DAP and retire from politics forever and ever?

Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Kota Belud MP, responding to DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang’s challenge to the prime minister to seek a vote of confidence



Problems within Umno

Mahathir never likes to lose a war. We are going to continue hearing his criticisms of Najib and demands for him to step down in favor of Muhyuddin. This puts Muhyuddin on the spot, whether to remain loyal to Najib or take the cue from Mahathir to force his boss to go. This state of neither here nor there cannot go on for long.

Syed Hamid Albar, former Home Minister, commenting on Umno’s internal turmoil




The immediate check for a responsible board is to appoint an independent (auditor) now … otherwise the board and management, in my view, should resign. It is your basic responsibility. There’s a complete mistrust in your financial situation. You have to responsibly deal with that. But instead you sit there and wait for AG. To me that’s irresponsible. If you do that then it’s better for you to step down and let someone else come in and take over.

Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group, taking the board of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) to task for not addressing the growing concerns on the fund and its financials




Sedition Act

In fact, it is now not an offence to criticise the government. In the previous Sedition Act, it was.

Najib Razak, defending the Sedition Act

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