MACC seizes ‘Disneyland’; Anwar summoned by forex task force

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

MACC seizes ‘Disneyland’

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosly’s bungalow, which has been likened to ‘Disneyland’.

Abdul Latif Bandi resigned from the Johor exco after being slapped with 33 charges of graft over a land scandal.

Parti Amanah Negara deputy president Salahuddin Ayub urged the MACC to expand the investigation to include Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Former minister Mohd Shafie Apdal said he is prepared to assist the MACC over claims that he was involved in Mara’s controversial purchase of overseas properties.

Anwar summoned by forex task force

Jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was brought before the special task force to investigate Bank Negara Malaysia’s foreign exchange losses in the 1990s.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli questioned if Lembaga Tabung Haji conducted due diligence in acquiring a company which received funds from scandal-plagued SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani said the spike in March inflation numbers, at 5.1 percent, was due to higher fuel prices.

The Real Estate and Property Developers’ Association warned that the government’s move to impose protectionist duties against steel imports will drive property prices higher.

Noh Omar defends cut to non-BN constituencies

Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Noh Omar defended the allocation cut to non-BN constituencies for small local council projects, stating that the government was prioritising BN areas due to lack of funds.

DAP’s Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming, who is a lawyer, responded with a letter of demand to Noh, demanding that the directive be revoked.

Selangor exco member Ean Yong Hian-Wah said in the case of Selangor, the state had not received federal funding for such projects since BN lost the state in 2008.

Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong complained that a political party has been behind the systematic effort to remove some 300 voters within the Subang parliamentary constituency from the electoral roll.

Bersih proposed a RM200 security deposit be imposed to curb frivolous objections against new voters.

Other Kinibites

MIC asked the government to look into the issue of stateless Indians in the country instead of giving controversial preacher Zakir Naik, who is wanted by Indian authorities, permanent resident status.

A woman sued the government for RM20 million after losing her breast purportedly due to negligence of a government hospital.

The Kelantan government said its order to traders to cease business during maghrib prayers only applied to Muslims.

A ‘datuk seri’ was among 22 charged with allegedly being part of the ‘Gang 24' underworld group.

Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan was charged with defaming the police through a Facebook post.

Looking ahead

Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosly is expected to be charged at the Duta Court complex for providing false information to investigators.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s trial for releasing classified banking documents related to the National Feedlot Corporation scandal continues.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will be attending the Malaysian Journalists Night 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.

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