Why won’t Nazri challenge Mahathir to run against him in Mahathir’s former parliamentary constituency, Kubang Pasu?
Nazri dares Mahathir to battle him in Padang Renggas
Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz has challenged former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to an election showdown in Padang Renggas, Perak.
That is, Nazri said, if Mahathir is afraid of fighting against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in Pekan, Pahang.
“Don’t talk too much. You (Mahathir) know how to bring him (Najib) down, go and fight him in Pekan.
“Or, if you don’t want to fight, fight me in Padang Renggas,” Nazri said, with a laugh.
Nazri: ‘Only loonies don’t get RM drop good for tourism’
Nazri: ‘Only loonies don’t get RM drop good for tourism’ http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/308210
6:00PM Aug 11, 2015
By Anne Muhammad
Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz lashed out at his critics today, saying only crazy people did not understand that the falling ringgit is good for tourism.
“Those people are mad, literally mad if they don’t understand what I’m talking about,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
He reiterated that a weak ringgit will especially spur domestic tourism..
While Nazri said the currency drop is good for local tourism, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) however said tourism arrivals have fallen 30 percent in the last six months.
“This is very rare in the Malaysian tourism industry. We hope the situation will stabilise soon,” Matta president Hamzah Rahmat was quoted as saying by The Star.
According to Hamzah, there were multiple factors that caused the drop, including the six percent goods and services tax, the soft world and local economy, and the current uncertain political situation.
IN DEFENDING THE PM, NAZRI SAYS THAT HE HIMSELF IS ALSO RICH.
Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz sees nothing wrong with being labelled as rich.
“What’s wrong with that ? I am saying I am also rich, why can’t I live a rich lifestyle?”
“It’s bad if you are wealthy but you don’t care about the people. At least we, Najib and I, are accused of being wealthy, but we are serving the people.
Nazri Azizi is suddenly vocal. What gives?
Jun 14, 2015
Nazri happy Dr M now supports free speech
Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz said he is pleased with former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s U-turn on freedom of speech as a right for all Malaysians.
“I am happy because as of late, he (Mahathir) can talk about freedom of speech. When he was prime minister, he did not care at all about freedom of speech,” Nazri told Malaysiakini.
Commenting on Mahathir backing Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for airing his view on Prime Minister Najib Razak’s no-show at a dialogue on 1MDB, Nazri said the royals should not meddle in politics because Malaysia adheres to the constitutional monarchy system that puts the royals above politics.
“This is a convention in our parliamentary democracy so the royals should not interfere with politics,”
Yesterday, Mahathir, responding to Nazri’s remark to Tunku Ismail to stay out of politics, said the crown prince has the same right to free speech as everyone else under the law.
Aii, whack whack segala? Lost yer marbles? So insulting to
@HRHJohor2. Tuanku TMJ, stay cool .
IN RESPONSE TO NAZRI’S THREAT (“WE’LL WHACK YOU”), THE CROWN PRINCE OF JOHOR MERELY GESTURES, “BRING IT ON.”
It appears that words are not necessary for Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim to put across his view.
In a video uploaded on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page this evening, the prince, clad in a black pullover and shorts, is shown gesturing with a smirk what could be interpreted as “bring it on” while lounging on a chair.
The 17-second clip starts and ends with the Johor football team emblem and the roar of a tiger.
7:10PM Jun 13, 2015
Dr M to Nazri: They keep telling me I’m not alone
“Why do people keep telling me that I’m not alone?”
This was the question posed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked to respond to Culture and Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz who dismissed him as an “ordinary man” whose views are “unimportant”.
“I am an ordinary citizen now but loads of people seem to be quite supportive of my ideas.
“When I said I was alone, many people came out to say ‘no, no, you are not alone,’ he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
Mahathir added that these supporters were also not paid, in an apparent swipe at Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s carefully organised solidarity rallies.
The former premier also suggested that Nazri read the comments on his blog Chedet.cc to gauge support.
“Look at my blog for example. In one hour, there were one million people (visiting the blog).
In an immediate response, Nazri said he does read Mahathir’s blog and even saw the post in which the former premier used the word “ordinary” to describe himself.
“I go to Mahathir’s blog. I sometimes read his blog and he wrote there that ‘I am an ordinary man’.
It is surely an error of judgement! Dr Mahathir is no ordinary citizen.
If Nazri hankers to be PM one day, if Dr Mahathir doesn’t endorse his candidacy, how could he hope to achieve his ambition?
Saturday June 13, 2015 MYT 3:53:08 PM
Dr M just an ordinary citizen and has no right to ask for debate with PM, says Nazri
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no right to ask the Prime Minister for a debate as he is just an ordinary citizen, said a Cabinet Minister.
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should not stoop to the former premier’s level.
“I don’t want my PM to lower himself because he is a PM while Dr Mahathir is just an ordinary citizen.
“So why should my PM need to go to the level of an ordinary citizen? He has no locus standi to have a debate with Najib. For me, certainly it’s not a good idea,” the Tourism and Culture Minister told reporters after officiating a function in Universiti Malaya.
Nazri said there was already an existing platform for debate, known as the Parliament.
“If there’s a debate, it should be in the Parliament between the Opposition Leader and Najib.”
On June 5, Tunku Ismail posted on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page,”How can you have a dialogue called Nothing2Hide featuring a person who has everything to hide? obviously he won’t show up”. It referred to Najib.
Saturday June 13, 2015 MYT 3:16:40 PM
Stay out of politics or get whacked, Nazri tells TMJ
PETALING JAYA: The Crown Prince of Johor has been told to stay out of politics if he wishes to remain above the law.
“He should keep out of politics because otherwise, he will be subject to the same rule and we will whack him,” said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
The Tourism and Culture minister was referring to a scathing remark by Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim last week against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for not attending a tell-all public forum.
“Rulers and royal families are above the law. If you want to be a politician then say so, so we can hit you back for what you say.
“But if you hold an important post, as a royalty in a state and start saying things, if we hit you back, don’t get angry,” he told reporters after officiating an event in Universiti Malaya, Saturday.
Nazri added that the royalty should keep out of politics because “we are the ones protecting the royalty”.