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Kini Roundup: 1MDB-PAC wars rage on, Taman Manggis debate frowned on

PAC wars over 1MDB continue

PAC chief Hassan Ariffin tells off PAC member Tony Pua for alleging weaknesses in the PAC Report on 1MDB now, despite Pua being among 14 members of the committee who signed the report.

Pua maintains the report does not exonerate the 1MDB board of advisers chairperson and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and rubbishes Najib's call to move on.

The dispute prompted DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang to urge the government to hold a live televised forum on the PAC report, featuing Hassan and Pua.

The Hansard on the PAC Report reveals Najib signed the termination letter of the auditors KPMG, who were removed after certain dealings were questioned.

In the last part of the chronology by Malaysiakini on the 1MDB debacle, the 1MDB board is outraged over management non-compliance but hundreds of millions still flow to PetroSaudi via Good Star.

PM's brother Nazir Abdul Razak says he is "emotional" over the PAC report, and repeats that the goal today is to ensure 1MDB never happens again.

MACC panel frowns on Taman Manggis debate

A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission panel does not want the debate between Housing Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on the Taman Manggis land deal to go on.

The Special Committee on Corruption overseeing the MACC says the debate could jeopardise the MACC's probe into whether Lim's bungalow at Jalan Pinhorn was bought at a price below market value as kickback to the Taman Manggis land.

Badminton glory and infamy

Lee Chong Wei dominated the Malaysian Open men's finals to wrest the title from world number one shuttler Chen Long in straight sets of 21-13 and 21-8, in 45 minutes.

Badminton Associtation of Malaysia patron and prime minister's wife Rosmah Mansor was booed by spectators at Stadium Malawati during the prize-giving ceremony.

However, the booing was quickly drowned out by the cheers for Lee and Chen.

Other Kinibites

Umno veterans call for action under the Sedition Act against former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad for telling The Weekend Australian that Najib is unlikely to resign without foreign pressure.

A landmark decision at the Court of Appeal means that governments can now sue individuals for defamation, raising questions on freedom of speech.

Penang executive council member Abdul Malik Abul Malik joins the growing list of politicians and activists banned from entering Sarawak, as state election looms.

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to temporarily suspend the operations of Malaysia's first syariah-compliant airline Rayani Air, following a pilot strike over non-payment of salary.

Looking ahead

Sarawak Legislative Assembly will be dissolved today, paving the way for the 11th Sarawak election.

Department of Civil Aviation to hold a press conference to address fears of higher cost of flying following reports of fee hikes for airlines.

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