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Kini Roundup: BN sweeps S'wak as DAP reels, another MP from crash found

Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday.

Landslide win for BN in Sarawak

BN under 'Team Adenan' scored a landslide victory in the Sarawak election.

The ruling coalition captured 72 out of 82 seats while DAP retained seven and PKR held on to three.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak hailed the win as an urban swing which marked the recovery of Chinese-based SUPP.

Meanwhile, federal minister Salleh Said Keruak said this was an indication that the opposition's anti-Najib campaign in the state had backfired.

PKR, which maintained the status quo, said the heavy losses suffered by DAP and the opposition coalition's failure to pick up new seats was due to lack of unity in Pakatan Harapan.

Remains of another MP from copter crash found

The remains of Kuala Kangsar MP Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad who was involved in a helicopter crash in Sarawak on Thursday was found.

So far, five out of six on board have been recovered, including the remains of Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon, from the crash site near Batang Lupar river.

Search and rescue operation had been impeded as the river is infested by crocodiles and the low tide means boats cannot be used to retrieve the bodies.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said a preliminary report on the crash will be out in a month.

Meanwhile, Umno announced the cancellation of its anniversary celebration on May 14 out of respect for the victims.

Other Kini bites

Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar lamented that Malays no longer defended the powers of the monarchy and also told critics to stay out of his good relationship with Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali criticised those who had wished disaster befall Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak following a helicopter crash claiming two MPs.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was grilled by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for another 10 hours over his bungalow purchase after being questioned for nine hours yesterday.

The Penang government said it will respond on Monday to federal minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s accusation that the state government spent RM305 million for an undersea tunnel feasibility study, claiming he did not give the whole picture.

A KTM train collision left three passengers injured.