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Harapan takes ROS to court; Bersih tells EC to halt postal voting

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

Harapan takes ROS to court

Several Pakatan Harapan leaders filed a civil suit against the Registrar of Societies (ROS) over its failure to respond to their application to be registered as a formal coalition.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said the opposition should stop repeating "lies" about the country going bankrupt and accept that the economy is doing well.

PKR's Kuala Kedah Azman Ismail described the RM1.3 billion allocation announced by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for Langkawi as an "act of desperation" ahead of the 14th general election.

Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos made a donation of "RM7 billion" to Bersatu, following the call by the party's leaders for donations to be deposited into the Bersatu bank account.

Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed "thanked" Jamal for the donation, which he said was more generous than the RM2.6 billion deposited into Najib's account by a Saudi donor.

Bersih tells EC to halt postal voting

Electoral watchdog Bersih called on the Election Commission (EC) to immediately halt the registration of postal voters, claiming the system is prone to manipulation for electoral outcomes.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the bids to challenge the EC's ongoing redelineation exercise by the Penang government and 48 voters from Segamat in northern Johor.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng handed RM250 each to four traffic policemen as an incentive for helping to clean up sand that spilled over from a lorry along the Penang Bridge yesterday.

Lim also excitedly announced the finding of two cannons, dating back some 200 years, at Fort Cornwallis, George Town.

Police are still awaiting the forensic report on the case of student M Vasanthapiriya, 13, who committed suicide after being accused by a teacher of stealing her handphone.

Other Kinibites

The Prime Minister's Office denied a viral message on social media claiming PM Najib is about to make a "special announcement" which turned out to be from 2013.

Fuel prices have gone down again, with RON95 petrol costing six sen less a litre; RON97 seven sen less and diesel six sen less.

The Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court sentenced two car drivers, including a woman, to three years' jail and fined them RM10,000 each for driving recklessly and causing the death of three in a family along the Duke Highway three years ago.

A senior citizen was charged with causing the death of Indonesian domestic worker Adelina Lisao, 26, in Bukit Mertajam, on Feb 10.

A community activist said the proposed dialogue between the Gua Musang Orang Asli and the Kelantan and federal governments on deforestation should involve all Temiar people instead of "clueless" village chiefs and committee members.

Looking ahead

Amnesty International to release its 2017/2018 report.

Transparency International Malaysia to release its Corruption Perception Index report.

PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar and Fahmi Fadzil will hold a press conference on the alleged involvement of a "Datuk Seri" in the cheating of foreign workers.

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