The sacking of PKR’s duo by DAP
When you lose confidence in a person who agreed with you and then reneged on their agreement, how can they function effectively and professionally, especially when I am chairperson?
Lim Guan Eng, Penang chief minister, on terminating two PKR assemblypersons who abstained from voting against an Umno motion to halt all reclamation projects in Penang in the November sitting of the state legislative assembly of their directorship in GLCs
Their contracts have not expired. Why are their services terminated? The state government must explain whether their termination was discussed during the state executive council meeting.
Mansor Othman, Penang PKR chairman
The assemblymen used the platform of the state assembly to give their views and feedback. They were not being slanderous. What we (as a party) reject is the culture of slander or allegations. But as state assemblymen, they gave their opinions and feedback, and this matter does not warrant any action.
Azmin Ali, PKR deputy president, insisting that the two Penang PKR assemblymen, who were sacked from their positions at the state government-linked companies (GLCs), should not have been reprimanded for expressing their views
Najib’s 40 years
During the 40 years, definitely I have been forced to go through a lot and if it is not due to Allah's protection I would not have lived to this day. I was almost killed on several occasions but not many people know. On one occasion, the helicopter I was on almost crashed in the Janda Baik area, but thank god, I was safe.
Najib Razak, regarding his 40-year political journey since Feb 21, 1976 as torturous and replete with stories of grief and happiness and the spices of life
This achievement is very nostalgic for me, because 40 years ago, him (Najib) and I, we did not have white hair, and today, our hair and eyebrows are totally white. This shows he has been through a lot of experiences. Many ups and downs, but we have to be proud of the many achievements he has made.
Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pahang Tengku Mahkota
Kit Siang’s 75th birthday
My ups and downs, trials and tribulations in the past 50 years (in politics) were a labour of love.
Lim Kit Siang, DAP advisor
Freezing hiring of Bangladeshis
This issue will put Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who is a strong proponent of campaigns to strengthen local Sarawakians, in a difficult situation, if he supports the large intake of foreign workers without solving the issues shrouding the Sarawak people. Those who are being oppressed, especially in Sarawak, will feel the impact of the government’s policy to bring in a large number of foreign workers because they themselves are struggling with the high cost of living and difficulties in finding jobs.
Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, PAS deputy president, claiming Putrajaya’s flip-flop decision on the intake of 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers was just a tactic to prevent it from becoming a major issue in the Sarawak elections