Lavish lifestyle - Horses’ Mouths –12 November 2015

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Lavish lifestyle

Lavish lifestyle should be sufficient to take action against those suspected of corruption. Only then will there be a lesser chance for people in high places to be corrupt. Unfortunately, for the court of law, that does not count as evidence.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, claiming that a lavish lifestyle of a politician or senior official should be considered sufficient ground to be investigated for corruption


If this is how the new legal system is supposed to work, then even Mahathir himself would not be safe, based on the lavish lifestyles of his own family, who would need to prove they are not corrupt or else would have to go to jail.

Salleh Said Keruak, Communications and Multimedia Minister, on Dr Mahathir’s suggestion above



RM2.6 billion

Yes. And sooner or later, before they give me the file, PM must give his statement. You can write that down. And I've told the prime minister, ‘Hello sir, you have got to a give statement. One day or the other.’ And he agreed.

Mohamed Apandi Ali, Attorney General, on giving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission until the end of the year to interview Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak over the RM2.6bil donation in the latter's bank account




Do not let the vaping problem characterise the ‘new’ lifestyle of our young ... a problem among schoolchildren and youths. Once it is pervasive it would be a huge problem to manage ... let alone resolve.

Rafidah Aziz, former International Trade and Industry Minister, calling on cabinet to act quickly on the vaping issue before the habit becomes pervasive



Racial sentiments

We must consider the feelings of every race in this country; avoid using words that are sensitive just to spite. Like the Indian community who have contributed much to this country, do not call them immigrants. Because if we call them immigrants, we do not consider them as our countrymen, as having a citizenship to which they are entitled.

Najib Razak, calling on the people to avoid making sensitive racial statements that could hurt one another




Tough times are here to stay. Moving forward, with the outlook on the oil and gas sector still uncertain, we must focus on adapting more prudent approaches to our cash management and materialising internal efficiency measures.

Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, Petronas president and CEO, on the outlook of the national oil and gas company




I think this is better than having a closed-door session. About 1,000 people are expected to attend the briefing.

Ahmad Maslan, Umno information chief, announcing the party information bureau will hold a premier briefing session on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Budget 2016 and 1MDB, for five groups in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday

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