Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

EPF unveils 21-year high dividend; Mahathir in IJN

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

EPF announces 21-year high dividend

The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) announced a 6.9 percent dividend for conventional savings, the highest in 21 years.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak claimed the big payout was due to good investments and good management.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng reminded Najib that he had witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the state and a Chinese firm on the Penang undersea tunnel.

Singapore rejected a proposal by Najib for there to be a single border checkpoint at the Johor Causeway.

Mahathir in IJN

Dr Mahathir Mohamad was warded at the National Heart Institute (IJN) due to a chest infection.

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein claimed Mahathir was a hypocrite, over a report alleging that the Pakatan Harapan chairperson was planning to seek political support from the US.

Bersatu strategist Rais Hussin said the report about Mahathir’s alleged plan to visit the US was 'fake news'.

Other Kinibites

MCA is trying to win back opposition voters in Ayer Hitam one family at a time.

DAP said it would contest in Ayer Hitam, a seat currently held by MCA deputy president Wee Ka Siong.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) announced its candidates for five parliamentary seats and 12 state seats.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli said cows were the victims of the NFC scandal.

Former Felda chief Isa Samad dodged questions about allegations of criminal fraud in the Jalan Semarak land transfer.

Looking ahead

Bersih will be launching a new campaign against electoral fraud this afternoon.