Minister points to international community heaping praise on Malaysia's economic policies.
YOURSAY | 'Tell him to answer questions in Parliament and not to hide behind the speaker.'
The PM, he says, remains civil and courteous in defending himself.
'The question of candidates is the ultimate right of the president of Umno and the BN chairperson,' says minister.
Minister says 'brilliant political architect' Najib has stripped the party of ultra-nationalism and communalism.
If the dividend is low, the opposition would have claimed it is proof the country is bankrupt, says minister.
Communications minister insists democracy needs to be protected from disinformation.
This is because the PM is not a 'dictator', unlike his predecessor Dr Mahathir, says minister.
UPDATED 2.14PM | Salleh says gov’t will enlist all sides when drafting new legislation against fake news.
Measures are timely to avoid jeopardising national security, says the Communications Minister.
'No restriction is imposed on those who criticise him and his wife, his ministers, and his party.'
YOURSAY | ‘Salleh, no one ever said the democratic process is a bed of roses.’
Existing laws are not enough to deal with the problem which jeopardises national security, says the minister.
He cites US and UK where change of gov’t has made things ‘worse’.
Has Dr M forgotten that those who called him dictator are now his allies, asks minister.
Coalition just an alliance between the ‘strange bedfellows’ of Dr M and the opposition, minister says.
Minister also says Mahathir showed no such interest when Anwar got a 'black eye' in 1998.
You don’t get to ask this question because the system is rigged in your favour.
Salleh reminds opposition that they once identified Mahathir as the cause of Malaysia's 'rot.'
Minister claims opposition had no other choice than to name Dr M as PM candidate.
MP SPEAKS | Something is amiss with the minister’s use of erroneous stats.
PM Najib Abdul Razak greater champion of free speech, allows Mahathir to slander him, Communications Minister says
Minister says GDP growth outpacing debt growth means more disposable income to pay off loans.
The rate of just 3.8pct comes from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 2017, says minister.
M'sians should chose the political party capable of bringing stability, peace and harmony, says minister.
Ex-PM's attack on former Bank Negara assistant governor is misplaced, minister says.
COMMENT | Claims of 'insult' against the PM have not been backed up by any examples nor proof.
The minister claims Zaid’s statement against the sultan is a clear breach of the law.
The 'prize' is ensuring that the state remains as a 'fixed deposit' for BN, pledges the minister.
Founding of BN was based on mutual benefits, gives non-Malays chance to be heard, says minister.