Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Dr M loses a title; Hadi runs down disloyal PAS members

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

Kelantan palace revokes Dr M's title

The Kelantan palace has revoked the Darjah Kerabat Al-Yunusi (DK) title awarded to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, for reasons yet to be known.

Former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said his nemesis-turned-ally Mahathir cannot be likened to Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, as the former is committed to reforms.

Muhyiddin Yassin, the president of Bersatu, of which Mahathir is the chairperson, said Pakatan Harapan's seat allocations in Johor had been completed.

Muhyiddin also assured that Bersatu's annual general meeting in December last year was in compliance with the constitution, amid complaints by certain quarters against it.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed the Registrar of Societies (ROS) has initiated a probe into Bersatu's AGM and said he had asked to expedite the investigation into the complaints lodged against it.

PAS members who don't vote for party unworthy, says Hadi

PAS members who refuse to vote for the party are not worthy to be in the party, said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

Hadi also expressed regret that his party's contribution to the current Selangor government had been taken lightly.

Hadi claimed that Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, the former PAS spiritual leader, had noticed "problems" with DAP, such as the party's alleged increasing use of racial and religious rhetoric.

In response, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said Hadi was merely bitter because DAP did not endorse Umno's Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or Hadi himself, as prime-minister designates, in the 13th general elections.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told the government not to dismiss consumers' worry about declining spending power amid a strengthening GDP.

Other Kinibites

Dutch lawyer Sebas Diekstra tweeted a screen-capture of a CCTV footage from a Kuala Lumpur nightclub, which shows the late Dutch model Ivana Smit being carried by an "American man" hours before her death in December last year.

The Prime Minister's Department has instructed Felda to take disciplinary and legal action against those who were negligent in the Kuala Lumpur Vertical City project controversy, following a forensic audit into the matter.

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli is not the real "victim" in the National Feedlot Corporation controversy, but those " manipulated" by his revelations are, claimed Umno Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

A 45-year-old trader was fined RM20,000 over four derogatory Facebook posts on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali two years ago.

Reuters reported that Beijing has demanded the return of 11 Uighurs who were detained in Malaysia after fleeing from a Thai jail last year.

Looking ahead

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai will attend an event on the Belt and Road initiative with Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian at the MCA headquarters.

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali will spend a day in his state seat of Bukit Antarabangsa.

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