Blame game - Horses’ Mouths – 30 December 2015

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High maintenance government

The rakyat must be freed from supporting a ‘high maintenance’ government because of the leaders’ wasteful and uneconomical spending. Ministers and Deputy Ministers who often give controversial suggestions can be dismissed so that the government’s operating expenditure can be reduced.

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, suggesting ways for Putrajaya to consider to better help Malaysians cope with rising living costs



Blame game

Deals are deals. You cannot blame anyone. Even the deal made during Prophet Adam's time, we have to be responsible for that. We cannot blame others. We have been entrusted with the responsibility to solve problems, so we must try to solve them.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Gua Musang MP, insisting that Putrajaya should stop blaming previous administrations for lopsided concessions and instead take responsibility for the matter



2 jobs?

The problem we are facing now is the lack of job opportunities. Like me. I don't have a job.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Gua Musang MP, responding to Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ahmad Maslan’s advice for Malaysians to get another job


Starting next year, Miti will sponsor more courses on online business. For those holding permanent jobs but keen to participate in the courses, it's not a problem if the courses are held at night or on weekends as they would not affect their jobs.

Ahmad Maslan, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister, urging Malaysians must not be afraid to become entrepreneurs and apply for grants provided by the government via SME Bank




The minutes portray a fund that repeatedly prioritised political spending, even when 1MDB’s cash flow was insufficient to cover its debt payments. Board members wondered aloud if they would get into trouble. In a meeting on Dec 20, 2014, they discussed what to do about the police who came to investigate allegations of financial irregularities, according to the minutes.

Wall Street Journal (WSJ), alleging that 1MDB had continued prioritising political spending despite its insufficient cash flow to repay its heavy debt


The fact is that there is no real news in this article. For reasons best known to its management, the WSJ appears happy to have become a noticeboard for conspiracy theories and smears propagated by the Malaysian opposition. This is a sad state of affairs for its readers, who deserve better.

1MDB, rubbishing he latest article carried by US-based daily Wall Street Journal (WSJ) as "unsubstantiated allegation" that the media organisations had recycled since mid-2015


We believe there are still many unanswered questions about 1MDB. Our reporting is independent and ― needless to say ― without any agenda.

Tom Wright, writer of the latest article published in WSJ regarding 1MDB

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