Steadfast - Horses’ Mouths – 21 August 2015

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PAS stresses that not one constituency will be dissolved although there are leaders and part of its members who leave. The party respects the right whether one wants to be with us or to leave the party. Although this is not the best solution, it is still a solution.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, dispelling talks that its branches and divisions are being dissolved as its members move to join splinter group Gabungan Harapan Baru (GHB) or New Hope Movement


Leaders and members can come and go, but the party based on Islam will continue to flourish. I urge PAS members to be steadfast with the party struggle.

Khairuddin Aman Razali, Kuala Nerus MP



Anti-Najib sentiments

When we read criticism of Najib we often found users blaming him for cost of living issues and the economic situation in general (before May). Anti-Najib users were quick to link the rising cost of living to 1MDB's debt and Najib's alleged theft of funds. As the value of the Ringgit fell, this too became linked to Najib. It started becoming noticeable in May (the Tabung Haji deal with 1MDB), June (the no-show at the #Nothing2Hide forum), July (allegations by the Wall Street Journal and Sarawak Report) and finally August (confirmation of the RM2.6 billion deposits in his account).

Politweet, independent pollster,discovering that most netizens distrust Putrajaya and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak over 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion in the premier’s bank accounts




And we appreciated much more than others. Now, with the depreciation, we are depreciating more than others. There's no intention of moving to a less flexible regime like pegging (the ringgit). The fact that we can adjust allows the rest of our economy to remain more stable.

Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Bank Governor, insisting of not pegging the Ringgit



1MDB evidence

I was accompanied by my lawyer Matthias Chang and we want the Swiss authorities to investigate comprehensively the (alleged) wrongdoings in 1MDB involving Swiss banks and several international banks.

Khairuddin Abu Hassan, former Batu Kawan division vice-head, saying he had submitted evidence on the 1MDB fiasco to the Swiss attorney-general two days ago



Selangor water deal

In the past, people especially in BN have always said that Selcat should not be used as a political tool to attack BN. I also don’t want Selcat to be used as a tool to satisfy anyone’s ego. I prefer to just pick on issues that are related to the agencies such as public housing (PPR) – real issues instead of political stuff to say, ‘this menteri besar is correct, ex-menteri besar was wrong’ and things like that. The transaction has already taken place. Let’s just move on to governance.

Hannah Yeoh, Selangor Speaker, announcing that Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) will not be investigating the state’s water industry restructuring exercise




Everyone agrees to DEIG’s formation. The only issues raised were issues of governance and management. So we are addressing that now.

Azmin Ali, Selangor MB, reassuring that Darul Ehsan Investment Group’s (DEIG) governance issues will be resolved before it begins operations next year

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