Muhyiddin versus Najib
Don’t underestimate the people, we cannot lie. When the Second Finance Minister explains on 1MDB, the critics rebut him. And when the Housing Minister speaks he is also rebutted. We cannot explain properly because even we don’t know the facts. So who is going to tell us the facts? It should be the Prime Minister, true or not?
Muhyiddin Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister, opining that the Prime Minister himself should personally take the lead to explain the issue to the people
The investigation is ongoing and we should give those involved space to perform their duties. Therefore, all parties - especially those from the Government including Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin - should wait for the findings of the investigation to be released. It would be wise not to make statements that could cloud the people's perception of the country's leaders, the Government and Umno.
Prime Minister’s Office, rebutting Muhyiddin’s outburst on 1MDB
Muhyiddin's seriousness in the 1MDB issue can be measured in his willingness to urge cabinet to lift The Edge's suspension and also to reveal the Auditor-General's interim report on 1MDB to the public. If these two things can't be done by Muhyiddin, consider his lamentations yesterday a show to reduce the damage against Umno.
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president
So, while everyone knows that Dr Mahathir wants Najib ousted — that is not a secret because Dr Mahathir has openly said so — he did not make it clear who is going to be the one who is going to take over as prime minister. He left the matter of the successor in suspense. It could be Muhyiddin or it could be someone else. However, if Muhyiddin wants the job, then he has to earn it. It is not going to be given to him free-of-charge. And to earn it Muhyiddin must openly challenge Najib. And then he must agree to become a proxy prime minister with a de facto prime minister behind him running the country.
Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Malaysia Today owner
It’s not for The Edge. It’s for freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, that’s all. This is not defending anyone, this is the principle of freedom of the media.
Nazir Razak, CIMB Group chairman, explaining his outburst on government’s decision to suspend The Edge
The Edge could have alerted their readers’ to the reason why Justo had been willing to talk to them, explained their motivation from the outset… it is important that this information has surfaced, as it allows readers to evaluate the story more completely.
Sonia Randhawa, Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) director, opining that The Edge Media Group should have declared its arrangement to secure documents on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
AG’s interim report on 1MDB
The AG report has been handed to the PAC and is now part of the evidence. (As such) Standing Order 85 applies.
Ronald Kiandee, Dewan Rakyat deputy Speaker, insisting that the Auditor-General's (A-G) interim report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cannot be made public until it is tabled in Parliament