GST - Horses’ Mouths – 27 October 2015

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This scenario (fall in oil prices) is beyond our control but thankfully we could cover the loss in government revenue because we were bold enough to introduce the GST.

Najib Razak, claiming Goods and Services Tax (GST) has proven to be the saviour of Malaysia's economy even though there are claims it burdens the people



Two Pakatans

Even if one partner leaves, the company still exists. In Semangat 46, they (were with) two coalitions. There was a pact between Semangat and PAS to form Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah to rule Kelantan. The same can happen now. One is Pakatan Harapan and the other is Pakatan between PAS and PKR.

Takiyuddin Hassan, PAS secretary general, stressing that Pakatan Rakyat still exist without DAP



Cyber crime

The weakest link in cyber security is people.

Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer




It is still under investigations. The MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) is investigating it. So what the PM is asking for is time. We cannot say the issue has been resolved. If the government says it is resolved or if Umno said the same, there will be some doubts because we ourselves are saying there is no problem. So we have to wait.

Khairy Jamaluddin, Umno Youth chief, telling all parties not to interfere in the probes into 1MDB and RM2.6 billion donation




He is free to do whatever he wants. It is up to others to judge. He is the deputy president. He should know better.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Gua Musang MP, stressing that former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is "free to do what he wants" in his criticism of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy



Budget for Sarawak

This is not only about the elections, this is about the the concern of Malaysians. It's about giving benefits and good services. Sarawakians deserve to be given the allocation. It's not so much because they will be having the state elections.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister, justifying the large allocation in the 2016 Budget for Sarawak



Fake announcements

There have been several cases of fake ministry statements that have been circulated through social media platforms on the school closures.

Mahdzir Khalid, Education Minister, calling on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to take action against those who create fake ministry statements about school closures due to the haze

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