Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Ministry sorry for ad cock-up; Chinese investment should be welcomed, says Azmin

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

Ministry sorry for ad cock-up

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry apologised over a 'mistake' in its Chinese New Year advertisement in a Chinese daily.

The advertisement in Sin Chew Daily depicted a rooster 'barking' "Wang! Wang!", which is used in advertisements this year to depict a dog barking, the meaning of which translates into prosperity.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak advised single Chinese Malaysians having their reunion dinner last night to usher in the Year of the Dog to prepare themselves for marriage-related questions.

Chinese investment should be welcomed, says Azmin

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali told Nanyang Siang Pau that Chinese investment in the country should be welcomed.

Azmin also spoke about his close ties to former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, whom he likened to a "sister".

Azmin's office said the under-dispute Ijok land issue, which the BN strategic communications team raised on Wednesday, was inherited from BN, and that Azmin had merely resolved it.

Other Kinibites

Dr Mahathir was discharged from the National Heart Institute after spending a week there to receive treatment for a chest infection.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said the participation of an Israeli delegation in a United Nations programme in Kuala Lumpur this week was not Wisma Putra's call.

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein refuted claims that many Malaysian Armed Forces veterans supported the opposition as they were dissatisfied with the government.

Looking ahead

Najib and his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will attend MCA's Chinese New Year open house at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur.

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