New opposition bloc - Horses’ Mouths – 11 March 2015

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New opposition bloc

This is an opposition bloc. We are the third force... We are the opposition. Our party constitution allows us to work with anyone who has the same objectives and demands as us. We still claim we are in Pakatan Rakyat with PKR; we are definitely not with Pakatan Harapan.

Takiyuddin Hassan, PAS secretary general, announcing that the party will join hands with a multiracial opposition party to face the next general election


Yes, we are very close to PAS but there is no formal relationship to speak of.

Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir, Ikatan President, denying that his party is joining forces with PAS


PAS' move will affect their splinter party Amanah, as it may see some of the voters who are disappointed with Umno's internal politics now voting for the Islamic party.

Ahmad Atory, political analyst



PAS and Umno

Umno is definitely not with us. They are fighting among themselves about Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Takiyuddin Hassan, PAS secretary general



God and goods’ prices

If you ask me, God has never told anyone to raise or lower prices. Only those who do not believe in God will increase their prices.  Traders who believe in God will follow proper business ethics.

Hamzah Zainuddin, Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister, claiming only traders who do not believe in God will raise prices of goods



RPK and the opposition

The opposition claims to be a saint. The opposition claims to be god-sent. The opposition claims to be fighting for a noble and virtuous cause. Hence the opposition has to be subjected to a higher moral standard since it is claiming the moral high ground. And since the opposition claims to be far better and far superior than the government then it has to pass that higher acid test. Unfortunately they do not and when I prove they do not they get very angry with me because I have just proven that the opposition are mere frauds and snake oil merchants. And the truth hurts so they hate me for getting hurt. 

Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Malaysia Today owner



Terengganu MB’s hurdle

Despite facing mounting hurdles, I will not give up. My team and I will continue to develop the state and take care of the people’s welfare.

Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman, Terengganu Menteri Besar, vowing to fight any attempt to remove him as menteri besar or topple the Barisan Nasional-led state government and said he was ready to fight for the people and Umno


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