MACC chief under fire; Jasa sees FGV conspiracy; double gold at para games

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

MACC chief under fire

PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution alleged Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad was trying to gain publicity and questioned whether he was out to become a politician or a celebrity.

PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil rebutted BN's analogy that Pakatan Harapan was a ship with many captains, stating that the opposition was out to hunt down BN's "pirate ship".

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said Harapan was doomed to fail with the absence of PAS in the coalition.

DAP's Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto criticised Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for positioning himself as a moderate while at the same time endorsing the National Civics Bureau (BTN), which has been accused of fostering racism.

Penang PKR chief Mansor Othman alleged that voters were being shifted into four marginal seats in the state.

Jasa sees FGV conspiracy

Special Affairs Department director-general Mohd Puad Zarkashi alleged the existence of a conspiracy to make Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd chief executive officer Zakaria Arshad the "fall guy" in a boardroom tussle.

With Dr Mahathir Mohamad taking a leadership role in Pakatan Harapan, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak questioned if the former prime minister still stood by his accusation that Anwar Ibrahim, another leader within Harapan, was a sodomite.

Najib, at an event in Sembrong, Johor, showered goodies on its constituents and asked that they deliver the once impenetrable BN stronghold to the ruling coalition.

Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein said the party has prepared a guidebook to handle the run-up to the 14th general election.

Double gold at para games

Malaysia's para athlete Muhamad Ziyad Zolkefli smashed another world record in the men's shot put F20 event, winning the gold at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championship in London.

His fellow para athlete Abdul Latif Romly also delivered a gold in the men's long jump T20 at the games.

Other Kini bites

This edition of Malaysians Kini follows Emilia Yusof, who is part of an expanding community of homegrown childrens' book writers and artists.

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said another Royal Commission of Inquiry would be set up to look into the death of Teoh Beng Hock if Pakatan Harapan wins power.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also home minister, said there was no plan to emulate Indonesia in banning the messaging app Telegram.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said the low birth rate plaguing the Chinese community was due to parents insistence on excellent education and healthcare, which can be costly.

A team of Thai investigators has received permission to come to Malaysia to investigate a Penang-based firm suspected of running an investment scam.

Looking ahead

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will officiate the opening of Phase 2 of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line.

Pakatan Harapan will be holding a grand ceramah in Shah Alam, featuring top opposition leaders.

The Federal Court will hear the government's appeal against a decision that declared it to be unconstitutional to discount intent in determining a sedition crime under the Sedition Act 1948.

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