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Bala – The allegation needs to be investigated. We need to see what can be uncovered so the public can make a conclusion.

Nazri Aziz, minister in the PM’s Department, on blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s claim that there was an elaborate plot centred around former private investigator P Balasubramaniam to discredit Najib Abdul Razak

Statutory rape – We are troubled that the perpetrator’s potential for ‘a bright future’, presumably derived from his status as a national athlete, was used as one of the grounds for sentencing.

Joint Action Group For Gender Equality, questioning decision to free a national bowler who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 18 Apology – I’m sorry about that video, I know nothing about that song too, I am here to say sorry to everyone, hopefully Chinese fans can forgive this. Lee Chong Wei, badminton star, apologising over controversial rapper Namewee’s video clip insulting China’s badminton star, Lin Dan

Penang CM – We do not have to wait long to change the CM. His dictatorial, power crazy and arrogant style will soon see him out of government soon. Teng Hock Nan, Penang Gerakan president, reckoning that Lim Guan Eng’s leadership style will lead him quickly to his downfall

Hudud and Karpal – DAP’s stand on the matter is consistent and we are very clear about it. We will take them (PAS) on in the best interests of the country. Karpal Singh, DAP chairman. DAP has a right to object. UMNO has been objecting to it all this while. PAS will continue to try and make them understand. Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS president

Sabah RCI – Proham therefore calls on the federal government to add two additional terms of reference, namely to make appropriate recommendations pertaining to effective solutions on the presence of large number of illegal immigrants in Sabah, including reviewing standard operating procedures and regulations in order to ensure such occurrences do not recur. This is in addition to identifying and recommending appropriate action on those responsible if the RCI investigations reveal discrepancies.

Denison Jayasooria, Proham secretary-general, demanding the government to include identifying the culprits and recommending their punishment in the Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry’s (RCI) scope – Harakah