Advice to DAP - Horses’ Mouths – 20 January 2016

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PKR’s advice to DAP

This will help the newly-minted Amanah obtain a certain number of winnable seats while DAP can achieve its transformation of becoming multi-racial. Let go of half your seats (to Amanah) and capture the new frontiers.

Chang Lih Kang, PKR Youth secretary, suggesting that DAP swaps half of its current Chinese majority seats with fellow ally Parti Amanah Negara



Petronas’ spending cut

This means that we are going to have to defer some of our projects. We have also made a strategic decision to begin a review of Petronas' business operating model for better efficiency in response to the external environment. This review will result in a change to our existing organisation structure, the details of which I hope to be able to share with you in March.

Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, Petronas president, on cutting a whopping RM50 billion in operating (Opex) and capital expenditure (Capex) over the next four years in the face of sliding global oil prices



Pakatan Harapan’s stand on TPPA

Until today, if we observe from how far they have gotten in moving and mobilising their members to fight the TPPA, it is just plain pathetic. It seems they haven't yet decided on it. And no orders have been issued for their members to mobilise the rakyat (to join the rally).

S Arulchelvan, PSM supreme council member, slamming Pakatan Harapan for not coming forward to protest against the TPPA




Everyone wants a conclusion so that we can just move (on), so that the currency will better reflect our fundamentals and we can deal with the other economic issues that the country is being confronted with.

Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Bank Negara Governor, stressing that Malaysians want to see a conclusion to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigations so that the country can deal with other economic issues



PAC proceeding

Once Lodin has given his explanation, then we will decide if we need to call Bakke. Lodin has been the chairman for the longest time while Bakke only for two months. We will decide tomorrow.

Hasan Arifin, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman, on whether the committee would call 1MDB’s former-chairman Tan Sri Mohd Bakke Salleh to testify in its probe against the company



Sarawak polls

This is our estimation (RM181 million) but it depends on how much the Treasury will approve later.

Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, Election Commission chief, estimating that the upcoming Sarawak election would cost RM181mil




The NSC has not been gazetted or used yet, but it will help, I believe.

Khalid Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Police, insisting that the National Security Council (NSC) Bill will help to counter any attempted terrorism in the country

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