DAP slams ROS snub; Najib says BTN useful for elections

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

DAP decries ROS snub

DAP decried the Registrar of Societies' failure to give it an official notice despite a week after announcing in the media that DAP must hold a re-election.

PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail addressed claims that Pakatan Harapan's logo looked similar to Star Trek, indicating that the coalition's task in taking on BN was no different from the film's slogan "to boldly go where no man has gone before".

Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang questioned if Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be Harapan's prime minister candidate based on the fact that he was the main speaker during the unveiling of the coalition's logo.

The prime minister's wife's aide Rizal Mansor also questioned whether Wan Azizah can trust Mahathir as the latter had previously promised her husband Anwar Ibrahim the premiership but ended up jailing him.

KiniGuide took a look at what Harapan can and cannot do if it captures Putrajaya.

Najib sees electoral future in BTN

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the National Civics Bureau (BTN) is still relevant as it helps to ensure victories in the coming general elections.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Shahidan Kassim, who was once seen to be close with Mahathir, said the former prime minister faces an uphill task in toppling Najib.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi likened Harapan to a ship with three captains that is doomed to sink.

Minister flogs public caning outcry

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Jamil Khir Baharom said public flogging had been carried out in Sabah before and therefore people should not condemn its implementation in Kelantan.

Pahang mufti Abdul Rahman Osman said his state will consider the implementation of public whipping for syariah offences if it is proven to be successful in Kelantan.

Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Abdullah reportedly filed a suit against the Election Commission over the exclusion of Selangor in the redelineation process.

Other Kinibites

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir warned of legal action over the coverage of his defamation trial against the prime minister's press secretary Tengku Sarifuddin Tengku Ahmad.

Pakatan Harapan's Hari Raya open house in Malacca saw a standoff following a dispute over the venue with local council enforcers.

A DAP aide accused of sex crimes was released after police failed to extend his two-day remand.

MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad criticised Penang's refusal to sign the commission's corruption-free pledge.

Looking ahead

Najib will be hosting Umno's Hari Raya open house at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

His deputy Zahid will be attending a Hari Raya open house at the Jakell Mall.

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