Petaling Street - Horses’ Mouths – 18 September 2015

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Red shirt rally

If someone wanted to show they are a supporter of the red or yellow shirt ... there is no problem. If they started to fight, it will bring other bad implications and would destroy the good name of the country. Fortunately there is no fighting between races.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister, insisting that the rally held on September 16 was not about upholding Malay dignity but was held as a retaliation to the Bersih rally


I just got confirmation from Alam Flora that the clean-up bill for Red Demo is RM38k. The bill will be sent to Red Demo organisers.

Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, announcing a clean-up bill totalling RM38,000 will be issued to red shirt rally organizer this week


Now that people have got what irks them out of their hair, off their chest and have somewhat been able to rid of whatever ‘geram’ they might have, is it not time for all of us to gather out thoughts and think through our way forward together as Malaysians?

Rafidah Aziz, former minister, stressing that a multi-pronged effort is needed by all Malaysians to ensure that the country continues to move forward


And is this how Umno wants to show case the religion of Islam? Indeed, by saying that racism is in line with Islamic teachings and that such a rally, even though racist, is endorsed by the religion, they have added insult to injury and have committed great dishonour to Islam and Malay dignity.

Azmin Ali, Selangor MB, asking if the "red shirt" rally was Umno's idea of restoring Malay dignity and shoring up support for its embattled president




Do you expect us to just be pushed to the wall and keep quiet? Do not hope for that to happen. We will rise to defend our dignity.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister, reminding that  Malays will not remain quiet and in fact will defend the dignity of their race when they are challenged



Petaling Street

Ten years ago, I applied for a spot in Petaling Street but it was not granted. It is better for the authorities and City Hall not to be racist. This is what we call 'racist', as all the traders are Chinese. What's wrong with adding a few Malay traders? We said we need to share. But they (Chinese) don't want to. Only we share ours.

Jamal Md Yunos, Sungai Besar Umno division chief, insisting that Malay traders should be allowed to do business on Petaling Street so that the place would not be perceived as being 'racist'


Currency fall

Our track record has shown us that every time we have been set back, time and again we have been able to bounce back. It is more than once. We bounce back, and we bounce back quickly.

Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Bank Negara governor, expressing confidence that Malaysia will rise back against fallen Ringgit

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