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Kini Roundup: Dr M ropes in royals, top Utusan man quits over 1MDB

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Modified 28 Mar 2016, 12:59 am

Here’s a recap of major headlines yesterday you may have missed. Dr M wants rulers to pressure Najib to resign

The People’s Congress organised by the Save Malaysia group in Shah Alam hogged headlines yesterday, with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad urging the rulers to pressure Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to resign.

Mahathir said many feared repercussions from signing the Citizens’ Declaration, despite agreeing that Najib must go because the government has an oppressive streak.

The invite-only five-hour event was attended by more than 1,000 people, featuring speakers from various parties and civil society members who listed out why Najib must go.

Utusan editor pressured to leave

Utusan Malaysia editor Ku Seman Ku Hussain resigns after 32 years of service, allegedly following pressure over his critical views on 1MDB and the RM2.6 billion donation issue.

In his last column, Ku Seman urges Utusan journalists to seek answers and to write with the aim of freeing the minds of readers.

IGP goes after Pua for ‘distorting facts’ in Aminulrasyid case

Police will investigate DAP’s Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua for a tweet criticising inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar on the Aminulrasyid Hamzah fatal police shooting case in 2009.

Pua slammed Khalid for his refusal to apologise to the 14-year-old’s family, for saying the boy tried to reverse into police officers and had a parang in the car he was driving. This was proven untrue in court.

Khalid was Selangor police chief at the time, and said he made those comments based on the facts of the case at the time.

Other Kinibites

There is more to Bilqis Hijjas than chucking yellow balloons at the prime minister, as we find out in the latest edition of Malaysians Kini .

DAP vice-chairperson Teresa Kok says “bad feng shui” caused by many protests at Jalan Pinhorn could be the reason Phang Li Koon sold her bungalow at an allegedly lower than market price to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Australian immigration say the videos released by fugitive police commando Sirul Azhar Umar were not recorded at and distributed from the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney, where he is detained.

Looking ahead

Protesters against bauxite mining are scheduled to complete their 15-day protest walk from Kuantan to Parliament House today.

The Save Malaysia rallies continue, this time at a public park in Pandan Indah, Selangor.

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