Dr M no to comeback as PM; Muhyiddin explains Anina poser

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KINI ROUNDUP Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

Dr M says no second go as PM

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed the possibility that he will make a comeback as prime minister after a poll showed he was the most popular opposition candidate among Malays.

Mahathir also said he did not know who Bahri Mohd Zin was after the latter’s resignation from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission was linked to him.

MACC remained mum despite repeated requests for clarification over why it claimed to have contacted Bahri to clarify his abrupt retirement even though it did not do so.

Muhyiddin explains Anina controversy

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Muhyiddin Yassin claimed founding party member Anina Saaduddin was not appointed as Srikandi chief as her performance was not up to par.

Newly-minted Federal Land Development Authority chairperson Shahrir Samad said a major management reshuffle is under way.

Ex-prime minister Dr Mahathir claimed pilgrims cannot plead ignorance over 1MDB’s alleged ‘tainted’ funds used to sponsor haj trips as a red flag had been raised.

PAS to rally at Dataran for Act 355

PAS will hold a rally at Dataran Merdeka in support of the amendment to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, or Act 355.

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said foes DAP and Parti Amanah Negara are invited to the event.

KL mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz insisted that Dataran Merdeka cannot be used for PAS' rally.

Other Kinibites

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak criticised ex-prime minister Dr Mahathir for allegedly failing to understand the concept of foreign direct investment.

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution questioned if PAS had given “dedak” when it appointed him to a Kelantan government-linked company in the past.

Chief political secretary Abdullah Saidol distanced Adenan Satem from another aide’s statement claiming the Sarawak chief minister was against the halal cake-only policy by McDonald’s.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission detained a man in Terengganu for supposedly condemning the country’s leaders.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia urged the government not to back down from its policy requiring employers to pay for the levy of migrant workers, stating that it was meant to encourage local hiring.

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