PAS - Horses’ Mouths – 28 October 2015

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PAS takes measures to 'menerang' (explain), not 'menyerang' (attack).

Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS president


We have been alone for a long time. We feel that many parties have depended on us all this while. This has been our strength. We have strong grassroots and branches.

Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS president



Himpuan Rakyat Bersatu, Bersih 4

For Bersih 4, police had deployed 191 officers and 2,419 other personnel throughout the two days, and the total cost was RM2,737,440.  For Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu, 263 officers and 3,648 other personnel were directly involved in handling the gathering, and the total cost was RM4,500927.50.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister




If you look at the trend of cuts in education funding allocated in the 2016 Budget, we must question the commitment of the Prime Minister and Finance Minister in prioritising the education of our children.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, PKR vice president, questioning Putrajaya’s priority in the 2016 Budget




I believe that the principle of preventive detention is absolutely necessary for us to ensure that no act of terrorism would take place in Malaysia and on our soil […] The notion of preventive detention is consonant with democracy, because democracy respects the rule of law, and respects life as a fundamental principle in human rights. Anyone who destroys life does not respect human rights. No one should doubt that we need it, and we will not hesitate to stand firm against those who would bring bombs and death to our streets.

Najib Razak, defending the need for the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota)



1MDB’s loans

We have consistently met both our interest and principal debt repayments on time. In the course of 2015, we have repaid the principal and serviced the interest.

Arul Kanda, president and group executive director 1MDB, insisting that the company has not defaulted on its loan repayments and is fully committed to its obligation to repay its debts of RM42 billion



Dr M to blame?

Dr Mahathir used the Internal Security Act (ISA) and civil defamation. He and (former Singapore prime minister) Lee Kuan Yew decided that the best way to deal with political opponents was to bankrupt people, keep them in criminal proceedings so they are busy defending themselves and can not engage themselves in politics. He is the father of all this in Malaysia and for him to stand in public and complain about lack of freedom of speech or democracy is really unacceptable. He should just be quiet and apologise for what he has done.

Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch Asia director

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