Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

BN's loss baffles ex-MB; PKR leaders upset over flood aid

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

Former Selangor menteri besar Muhammad Muhammad Taib said he was baffled by BN's failure to retain Selangor at the 2008 general election.

In an immediate reply, the Selangor Menteri Besar's Office said voters at the time were fed up with BN's excesses, corruption and mismanagement.

Meanwhile, Muhammad said BN must choose its best candidates for the upcoming general election nd assume they are like Miss World contestants - the best, from all angles.

The Syariah High Court has reduced Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad's fine for teaching Islam without proper accreditation from RM2,900 to RM1,900.

PKR upset over flood aid row

PKR leaders have condemned the Penang government for blocking Kebun Bunga assemblyperson Cheah Kah Peng from distributing cash handouts to flood victims.

Penang PKR said the state government's decision to do so was disrespectful to Kebun Bunga voters who backed Cheah.

Petaling Jaya MP Tony Pua questioned why the government allows Bandar Malaysia's development to continue despite the moratorium on new high-end properties.

BN strategic communications deputy director Eric See-tho claimed that Pua was trying to derail the High Speed Rail project which is slated to have a station in Bandar Malaysia.

Other KiniBites

Malaysiakini's special report explores how Bersatu has ventured deeper into Malacca than any other opposition party, despite still being in its infancy.

Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali revealed that her husband, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, barred her from wearing a headscarf.

Merdeka Centre's latest survey showed that most Malaysians are suffering from "economic distress".

Looking ahead

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will attend Peninsula Malay Students Federation AGM in Petaling Jaya.

Top Umno leaders will attend Wanita Umno's award ceremony at Umno headquarters.

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