KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
Harapan to haul ROS to court
Pakatan Harapan is taking the Registrar of Societies to court for failing to respond to the coalition's registration application, its chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
Mahathir also gave Harapan component parties in seven states three days to resolve their seat negotiations for the 14th general election.
Asked which seat he will contest in GE14, the former prime minister answered with a cryptic "go to Pekan", which is the constituency of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
In a 1MDB-related lawsuit, Najib and his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi applied to expunge court documents on former banker Yeo Jiawei, who was jailed in Singapore for offences related to the state fund.
Artist gets jail for Najib ‘clown’ drawing
Graphic designer Fahmi Reza was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Ipoh Sessions Court for his caricature of Najib as a clown.
A stay was granted on his imprisonment, but the artist said he would crowdfund the fine amount by selling paraphernalia with the said caricature of Najib.
Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim condemned Fahmi's sentencing, accusing the Communications and Multimedia Commission of acting like a government “stooge”.
Zahid said he would leave it to the police to handle the investigation into rapper Namewee's music video for his song "Like a Dog."
While a candidate's looks may be important, what matters most is what his or her party can offer, DAP's Dyana Sofya and Umno's Khaidirah Abu Zahar told a forum.
PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad urged Umno members to vote for PAS in GE14, claiming that both BN and Harapan are "unable to champion Islam".
Zahid told all parties not to question the decision by the Federal Court yesterday on the Election Commission’s redelineation of electoral boundaries.
PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar dismissed a report saying she will contest in the Pandan seat as "pure speculation," adding that she would abide by any decision from Harapan's leadership.
Harapan will file a civil suit against the ROS at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur over the delay in responding to its registration application.
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