Zika virus - Horses’ Mouths – 3 February 2016

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Investigation on 1MDB

As we have previously stated, 1MDB has not been contacted by any foreign legal authorities on any matters relating to the company. 1MDB remains committed to fully cooperating with any lawful authority and investigation, subject to advice from the relevant domestic lawful authorities, and in accordance with international protocols governing such matters.

1Malaysia Development Berhad, insisting it as no knowledge of bank accounts seized by Singapore authorities in connection with possible money-laundering offences


This baseless report is clearly aimed at damaging the reputation and credibility of the PAC and the Auditor-General which have always remained committed to performing a transparent and accountable audit of 1MDB.

Hasan Arifin, Public Accounts Committee chairman, giving its assurance that there will be no delay in presenting the final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd



Attorney General according to Dr M

I think the attorney-general is under the control of the subject of the investigation, the prime minister.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, alleging that the Attorney-General is under the control of the Prime Minister



Social media

When people care for the country, and see things happening that is not doing good for Malaysia, they will be moved to speak … as I am speaking. I just care for the country, I do not want unnecessary problems to hurt Malaysia. But to the powers that be, do not just dismiss what people are saying in social media...and it is so very naive to think that shutting down blogs and intervention on social media will actually stop people from talking.

Rafidah Aziz, former minister, reminding the government that the clampdown on social media, including shutting down blogs, will not stop the people from talking,



Johor ban

I think they should also be sued. In fact, everyone named (in the proposal) should take a legal action. People can judge my writings and talks. I don't think they can find that I have uttered such remarks.

Dr Asri Zainul Abidin, Perlis Mufti, threatening to sue those responsible for a purported proposal that calls for several religious leaders to be banned from preaching in Johor



Islamic state

There are no IS militants here and it is normal for police personnel to patrol the city, especially with Chinese New Year drawing closer.

Abdul Rashid Harun, Sabah Police Commssioner, rubbishing claims on social media on the presence of Islamic State militants in the state capital



Zika virus

We are aware of the WHO advisory and are treating the matter seriously.

Dr S Subramaniam, Health Minister, saying his ministry will issue a comprehensive set of guidelines in the next 48 hours on plans to combat the mosquito borne Zika virus following a declaration by the World Health Organisation that it has become an international public health emergency

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