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Dong Zong-UMNO-MCA

About Nazri’s statement yesterday that he supported Dong Zong’s eight demands, I think it was only diplomatic language but I hope he as a senior minister, can cooperate with MCA or any Chinese-based party to get this done.
Wee Ka Siong, deputy Education minister, on Nazri Aziz’s support for Chinese educationist Dong Zong’s eight-point demand

Of course we have to be diplomatic, we are politicians – but not in the sense that I am a hypocrite. I did not just say that to play to the gallery, you know me, I am a man of integrity.

Nazri Aziz, minister in the PM’ Department

Nazri seems to have said that the demands of Dong Zong are fair and let us hope that he will not sing a different tune in the cabinet.
Chua Soi Lek, MCA president

It’s his personal opinion.
Muhyiddin Yassin, deputy Prime minister, on Nazri’s support for Dong Zong

Hudud and MCA

What the MCA has been saying is that hudud is a good law because it emanates from a religion. But maybe the time to implement it has not come yet. Maybe (we can have hudud) at a later stage? We don’t know.
Chor Chee Heung, MCA vice president

So they have doubt that they can get a fair deal through the (hudud) system.
Liow Tiong Lai, MCA deputy president, saying hudud is unfair because it demands four witnesses to prove a rape charge

Forex scandal

It is an old story. I don’t want to bring it up again. The opposition is looking for issues. We should concentrate on the budget.
Muhyiddin Yassin, dismissing calls for a probe on Nor Mohamed Yakcop over his alleged role in Bank Negara Malaysia’s disastrous foreign exchange foray in the early 1990s

GST

GST is a red herring to cover those economic weaknesses.
Rafizi Ramli, PKR strategic director, on goods and services tax (GST)

Syed Mokhtar’s debts

This is unhealthy for the country and this could create a potential financial disaster for us in the years to come.
Tony Pua, Petaling Jaya Utara MP, on the combined debt of RM34.3 billion accrued by companies owned by Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

LGBT

There’s no gay guideline, is there? I had asked the parent NGO and they said they didn’t issue the guideline. So when they do this (organise a V-neck Day), it shows that they are not taking this issue seriously. What they are doing is unreasonable.
Puad Zarkashi, deputy Education minister, on the so-called ‘National Wear a V-neck Day’ event in reaction to an allegedly state-endorsed LGBT-spotting guideline – harakah