Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

PAS man defects to Bersatu; tycoon speaks up on Chinese role in SEA

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

PAS man defects to Bersatu

Kedah opposition leader Amiruddin Hamzah defected from PAS to Bersatu.

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man reminded Amiruddin of his religious oath to PAS.

Sepang MP Hanipa Maidin said he disagreed with atheism but added that it was wrong for the government to claim that it was unconstitutional.

Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua accused Umno of trying to rewrite the Federal Constitution in response to claims that atheism was unconstitutional.

Tycoon speaks up on Chinse role in SEA

Tycoon Robert Kuok said the Chinese had largely helped the development of Southeast Asia but said some crooks among them had devastated the region's economy.

MCA questioned why DAP was not as vociferous in its criticism when Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was told to "balik Bugis" compared to when the Chinese were told to "balik tongsan".

Najib said the successes of BN leaders depended on their wives.

Ku Nan courts controversy

Bersatu Youth criticised Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor's suggestion that slow learners go to Universiti Teknologi Mara (Uitm).

Umno's Kempas assemblyperson Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat insisted Forest City must source its own water supply so as not to strain Johor's existing water supply,

Johor opposition leader Gan Peck Cheng urged the Johor government to do away with affordable housing quota for BN parties.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi hinted that the general election may be called shortly after Chinese New Year.

Other Kinibites

The latest edition of Malaysianskini featured lawyer-turned-composer Saidah Rastam.

Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir ticked off the Registrar of Societies for handling the party's registration status through the media.

Kelantan was hit by flooding with 148 people evacuated.

Malaysians Animal-Assisted Therapy for the Disabled and Elderly Association said the Shah Alam City Council's programme for pet owners to give up their pets could encourage irresponsible ownership.

Looking ahead

Parliament reconvenes and the latest series of the Auditor-General's Report will be released.

The High Court in Kuala Lumpur will hear the death in custody case of N Dhamendran.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will launch a book by Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.

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