Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Johor ruler raises 'power struggle crisis'; MB challenges DAP man to fist fight

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

Johor ruler raises 'power struggle crisis'

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar said he was worried about the "power struggle crisis" among Malay leaders and called for dialogue.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and the party's Lunas assemblyperson Azman Nasruddin mounted a constitutional challenge against the Election Commission's redelineation exercise, citing malapportionment of voters.

A report, citing an analyst, said the federal opposition is expected to retain Selangor in the 14th general election.

The prime minister's wife Rosmah Mansor rubbished claims that she will contest in the next general election.

Pahang MB challenges DAP man to fist fight

Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob reportedly challenged DAP's Mentakab assemblyperson Tengku Zulpuri Raja Puji to a fist fight after a heated exchange in the state assembly.

The Penang government barred PKR's Kebun Bunga assemblyperson Cheah Kah Peng from registering his constituents for flood aid but did not provide a reason.

PKR's outspoken Norlela Ariffin said she may be dropped as the Penanti assemblyperson in the next general election.

Petrol prices declined for the first time in six weeks with both RON95 and RON97 falling by eight sen per litre respectively.

Amanah ended its 42-hour protest outside Parliament for high fuel prices but vowed they will continue lobbying for lower fuel prices.

Zahid reprimands BN MPs

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the BN whip, reprimanded the coalition's MPs after the government was almost defeated in the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry's budget vote in Parliament due to absenteeism.

The opposition claimed there was a mistake in the bloc vote and it should have been a tie instead of BN winning with a single vote.

Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, who is also the Padang Rengas MP, said he did not attend the vote due to diarrhoea.

DAP's Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai was ordered out of the Dewan Rakyat after repeatedly insisting for the retraction of a comment which suggested gambling operators had used his name.

Umno's Kelantan opposition leader Norzula Mat Diah wept after he was ordered out of the state assembly.

Other Kinibites

In a special report, Malaysiakini looks at the sizeable Sarawak diaspora in Pasir Gudang, Johor and their influence in the 14th general election.

A Vietnamese "Datuk" was charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for offering a RM350,000 bribe to Malaysian authorities.

Two men were arrested for hurling a molotov cocktail at a mosque in Damansara Damai.

Amanah vice-president Husam Musa's son Ahmad Syafi Husam claimed trial for possession of drugs.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the freeze on luxury properties will not affect the Bandar Malaysia project.

Looking ahead

Bersih and the Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism are calling a press conference on the restitution of 1MDB-linked assets.

Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz will attend the Kuala Lumpur Biennale 2017.

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