I know there are certain people who are arguing that the Pakatan Harapan will come out tops in any three-cornered electoral contest between PAS, Amanah and Umno. So they believe that the Pakatan Harapan can afford to take a hard line against PAS. They argue that the non-Malay voters would choose Amanah over PAS and Umno. According to them, in a seat with 30 percent of non-Malay voters, Amanah would only need to win 14 percent of the Malay votes to be able to win in a three-cornered contest. This is a simplistic and unrealistic analysis. Firstly, not all non-Malay votes will go to Amanah. In the Teluk Intan by-election for example, about 33 percent of the Chinese voters and 50 percent of the Indian voters voted for BN. In the seats in Perak which saw PAS fighting Umno in GE13, PAS only got about 42 percent of the Malay vote. It is far more likely that Umno will be the beneficiary of three-cornered fights involving PAS, Umno and Amanah.
Jeyakumar Devaraj, Sungai Siput MP
Gani Patail’s MC
The AG (Gani) was said to be sick, but he denied he was sick. As far as is known, no medical certificate certifying that he was sick seems to have been issued.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, accusing Prime Minister Najib Razak of "usurping the powers of the judiciary" when he removed former Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail while he was preparing the case for the courts and appointed a judge Mohamed Apandi Ali to take over the post
It is true that the Agong and the Malay Rulers are constitutional monarchs. But that does not mean that they are just rubber stamps to validate all the acts of their governments.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, insisting that Agong and Malay Rulers are no mere rubber stamps and have some executive roles to play
The issue is that there is distrust in Malaysia particularly in politics which concerns issues of transparency and integrity. This has affected confidence. Even in the business field, there is no confidence in our business (environment), it is being shrouded by political haze on top of the bad haze we are facing right now.
Muhyiddin Yassin, former deputy Prime Minister, saying that Malaysia is enshrouded in 'political haze'
PAC and Tony Pua
I don't know whether to be worried or not. It's clear that BN wants me out of PAC. I've never breached standing orders, and never leaked anything that has not been revealed to the public.
Tony Pua, Petaling Jaya Utara MP, believing that BN wants to have him booted out of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
PAC has no right to remove Pua.
Hasan Ariffin, PAC chief
The statement by Gelang Patah has insulted the status of the speaker to the first degree.
Pandikar Amin Mulia, Dewan Rakyat Speaker, ordering Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Gelang Patah) to retract and apologise for his statement which allegedly insulted the speaker