“Australia will miss him even if, right now, his own people might not.”
Tony Abbott, (May 10, 2018) ex-PM of Australia on Najib Razak in the aftermath of Malaysia’s historical election.
“We can’t say ‘abracadabra’ and everything will happen. It takes time.”
Mahathir Mohamad, (May 13, 2018) when explaining why the full Cabinet announcement is taking time.
“And under the intense pressure, I buckled. It wasn’t right, I will forever regret it.”
Tony Fernandes, CEO AirAsia, (May 13, 2018) when he recanted his support for Barisan Nasional following the upset result at the general election.
“(In) an initial stage, maybe lasting one or two years, I will be the prime minister.”
“I will play a role in the background even when I step down.”
Mahathir Mohamad, (May 15, 2018)
“I took the post because there are so many people who are uneducated”
Mahathir Mohamad, (May 17,2018) when he prematurely announced himself as education minister, only to recant 24 hours later.
“I will not tolerate such unprofessional conduct and stern action shall be taken against the personnel concerned for violating our standard operating procedures…”
Amar Singh Ishar Singh, (May 20, 2018) in response to Najib Razak claiming his chocolates have been munched up by police officers while recovering RM114 million and 37 other bags, presumably most of them with jewelleries from the former PM’s residences.
“The Malay belt have rejected Umno but are ambivalent and unsure about lending their support to the alternative multiracial pluralistic PH”
Anwar Ibrahim, (May 21, 2018) in the early days after being released from prison. He is focused on Malay rights and protecting the royal families, as seen by his statements and visits.
“Media freedom is my priority.”
Gobind Singh, (May 22, 2018). The new communication and multimedia minister clarifies his priority.
“I have found Arul Kanda to be utterly dishonest and untrustworthy..”
Lim Guan Eng, (May 23, 2018) after his first interview of the ex-1MDB president.
“The main issue is that salaries offered are too low.”
M.Kulasegaran, (May 29, 2018). The new labour minister speaks.
“The ummah in the end of times are really weird!”
Nasruddin Hassan, PAS information chief, (May 30, 2018) on his Facebook page.
“I would be killed in jail”
Ex-police officer Sirul Azhar Umar, (May 30, 2018). Responding to why he won’t come back from Australia to Malaysia. He is guilty of killing Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu with an accomplice. He was also on Najib Razak family’s security detail.
“We should create an atmosphere where we do not feel isolated or are like strangers to each other.”
Liew Chin Tong, (May 31, 2018). The man behind the initial DAP’s Johor onslaught in 2013, and now advising his party’s tenure in federal government.
“They are numerous, I haven’t had the time to count them yet.”
Mahathir Mohamad (June 1, 2018) when asked about the number of disloyal civil servants following reports of scores openly campaigning for the defeated BN in the last election.
(Do forward any other memorable quotes I may have missed 🙂 )