Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Pekema claims new Proton ditched bumi agenda; Harapan cries thuggery

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

Pekema claims new Proton ditched bumi agenda

Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders (Pekema) president Zainuddin Abdul Rahman accused Proton's new management, led by China's Geely, of discriminating against bumiputera distributors.

He also urged Putrajaya to intervene in Proton, claiming that bumiputera vendors may be forced to close shop within six months.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he will be meeting with his Singapore counterpart on introducing a single Customs and Immigration inspection centre along the Johor-Singapore Causeway.

Harapan cries thuggery

Johor Pakatan Harapan leaders cried foul after a group of villagers scuttled their event at a local stall in Johor Bahru.

Johor Bahru MP Shahrir Abdul Samad said it was unfair to blame Umno for the fracas, adding that there were customs to adhere to when entering a village.

Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said he had done his best to help those in Wangsa Maju and didn't know what more he could do, contrasting this to PKR's Wangsa Maju MP, who he claimed was absent.

Wangsa Maju MP Tan Kee Kwong denied Tengku Adnan's allegation, stressing that he had worked in his constituency on a daily basis.

Najib says BN can't cheat

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said BN cannot cheat in the general election due to stringent rules and if that was possible, it would not have lost several states in the last general election.

Political economics professor Edmund Terence Gomez said politicians should declare any single donation that exceeds RM10,000.

#UndiRosak activist Maryam Lee lodged a police report over the cyberbullying against her.

National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan condemned the attacks and stressed that the #UndiRosak activists and Bersih share a similar goal of seeing reforms.

Other Kinibites

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli, who faces 30 months in jail for exposing classified information about the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal, said his son would understand his struggle when he is older.

Kelantan PAS is mulling on whether its election candidates will be made to take a baiah (oath of allegiance) ahead of the 14th general election.

Inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said social media users should be aware that there are limits to freedom of speech.

The MCMC said it is probing 76 cases of "fake news".

Selangor BN chief Noh Omar accused the Selangor government of turning the state football team into refugees by disallowing the use of Shah Alam stadium as their home ground.

Looking ahead

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will hold a briefing on the record dividend it recently declared.

Selangor Harapan is expected to continue a new round of negotiations on electoral seat allocation.

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