Varsity fees - Horses’ Mouths – 7 December 2015

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Varsity fees

The drop of about RM2.4 billion (from the previous year’s) for the Higher Education Ministry should not be made an excuse by public universities to raise their fees. I believe this factor will not be an obstacle to the progress and development of these universities. In fact, a reduced budget this time could be a blessing in disguise for its potential of showing the resilience of public universities in facing the current economic challenges.

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Deputy Prime Minister, reiterating the government’s promise not to allow public universities increase study fees for their undergraduates



Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women’s World Champion­ships

They said they can proceed with the event next week (this week) if the Malaysian government can provide sponsorship, including RM3.5mil, for private security arrangements. I do not appreciate that, being blackmailed by the organisers in using the issue of security and painting Malaysia in a bad light when a large part of the reason why they decided to postpone it was because of sponsorship. This is preposterous, absolutely preposterous. I’m not going to be blackmailed by an international event organiser.

Khairy Jamaluddin, Youth and Sports Minister, telling the organiser of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women’s World Champion­ships that Malaysia does not appreciate being blackmailed




Because, they (the opposition) want to fight us through the war of perception. If we present facts, they will lose. If we give logics, they will lose. If we use rational, they will lose. They do not fight using facts, they use lies.

Najib Razak, on how to fight the opposition in the issue of 1MDB



Mat Sabu

To save himself, Mat Sabu is willing to be a tool and spokesman for DAP, especially when Amanah is being perceived as nothing more than a proxy for DAP.

Mustafa Ali, PAS election director, slamming Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu for likening PAS to Islamic State (IS)



Tunku Jalil

To my beloved brother... Out of all the sleepless nights, tonight is the most difficult for me. We all love and miss you so much. You are our strength and inspiration. You have the one quality that none of us possess; your humble, loving heart. I love you with all my heart and I miss you dearly.

Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, Johor crown prince, pledging that his bloodline will continue to carry the name of his brother, Tunku Abdul Jalil Sultan Ibrahim, who had passed away two days ago after battling with liver cancer



45 candidates for Sarawak

These are the candidates we have shortlisted. They will all start working in their respective areas in order to get the best possible support.

Dr Xavier Jayakumar, PKR vice president, on shortlisting 45 candidates for the upcoming Sarawak polls



Najib’s date with MACC

Prime minister has given good co-operation to MACC. MACC will inform on further development from time to time.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), on questioning Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in Parliament over the SRC International Sdn Bhd's RM42 million deposited into his personal accounts and the RM2.6 billion donation

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