Lawyers call Phee's remand 'illegal'; Khaled wields Penang bogeyman

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

Penang exco remanded five days

Penang executive councillor Phee Boon Poh was remanded for five days to facilitate investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), in a decision Phee's lawyers decried as "illegal".

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng asked what acts of corruption had Phee committed in sending a letter based on state policy.

Meanwhile in a separate matter, the MACC has impounded Pahang’s entire bauxite stockpile as part of its probe into illegal mining.

MB: Johor won't become second Penang

Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state will not become a second Penang, where he claimed development came at the expense of morality.

Khaled, who is also Johor Umno chief, told party members in the Pagoh division to move on from nostalgia for its former division chief Muhyiddin Yassin.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak praised PAS for practicing "mature politics", while also expressing his confidence that BN can capture Kelantan, a PAS stronghold.

Najib also pledged RM8.5 million in goodies for the district of Machang in Kelantan.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno was committed to fielding more women in the next general election.

Other Kinibites

Najib's wife Rosmah Mansor denied pressuring the government to expand Permata's budget.

Rosmah also revealed how sleepless nights caused by noisy 'Mat Rempit' had inspired her to help them.

11 Orang Asli in Perak were detained for obstructing public officers.

A man, his two brothers, and his father have been remanded to facilitate investigations into claims they had raped his two daughters.

Malaysiakini's Kiniguide explored whether new measures to protect children from sexual offences are working.

Looking ahead

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be in Shah Alam this evening for the Nothing to Hide 2.0 forum.

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