MIC’s woes - Horses’ Mouths – 22 June 2015

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MIC’s woes

Barisan Nasional and the PM himself got involved in putting pressure on MIC to reject the results of our validated 2013 elections and for the party to take sides with our detractors. This is the greatest challenge MIC has faced in its 70 years of history.

G Palanivel, MIC president, blaming Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for the tussle between two warring camps over the highest position in the party



Pakatan Rakyat (PR)

It is not up to DAP or any single party in PR to declare it is dead. PR was born as a result of the 12th general election, and in the 13th general election we offered ourselves as PR and won 52% of the votes. So only the public can declare PR is dead, and they can do this by not voting for us in the next general election.

Afif Bahardin, PKR deputy youth chief



Selangor state government

Disputes within the three parties are their own businesses. Please do not use the government institution and tax money to solve the party issues.

David Ang, Selangor Gerakan chairperson, urging state Menteri Besar not to dissolve the state assembly



1MDB fund for GE13?

This is totally outrageous and an abuse of power because brazen dirty tactics have been used to manipulate voters’ trust. The prime minister must refute this report or resign, otherwise he loses his legitimacy to stay in power.

Bersih 2.0, electoral watchdog, on claim by Wall Street Journal stating that funds from 1MDB were used to bankroll Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's campaign in the 13th general election (GE13)



Rich Najib

What's wrong with that? I am saying I am also rich, why can't I live a rich lifestyle? It's bad if you are wealthy but you don't care about the people. At least we, Najib and I, are accused of being wealthy, but we are serving the people.

Nazri Aziz, Tourism and Culture Minister, seeing nothing wrong with being labelled as rich for Najib Razak



1MDB power project

Based on financial analysis, the project is expected to have a positive impact on the earnings of TNB. It is not a bailout of 1MDB. The acquisition will bring positive value to TNB in the long-run.

Azman Mohd, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) CEO, defending a move to buy 1MDB’s entire stake in a planned 2,000MW coal-fired power project



270,000 tonnes of food wasted

Food leftovers are the highest component in the solid waste composition scale at 45 per cent, while the cost of managing solid waste in the states under SWCorp reached RM1.4 billion last year.

Ab Rahim Md Noor, SWCorp chief executive officer, claiming an average 9,000 tonnes of food is discarded daily during Ramadan


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