Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Kuok under attack again; RM85 enough for groceries, minister says

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

Kuok’s nephew denies DAP funds allegation

Tycoon Robert Kuok's nephew James Kuok has denied blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin's allegations that he was a conduit for the tycoon to channel funds to DAP.

Commenting on the allegations, Umno supreme council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said Robert Kuok owes his wealth to BN's policies, not DAP's.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said Malaysian tycoons like Kuok would not have been as successful as they were without government help.

RM85 enough for groceries, minister says

Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Hamzah Zainuddin said RM85 was enough to buy groceries for a family of four at the government's “Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat” sales.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called on the Kelantanese to vote for BN to show their gratitude to God.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said Malaysia-China ties will sour if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election.

A former deputy minister called on politicians to stop making “ unrealistic” election promises.

Other Kinibites

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said the attorney-general's conclusion that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had done no wrong with regards to 1MDB should not be taken as “ gospel truth”.

Chinese carmaker Geely's boss Li Shufu has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, making it the German company’s biggest shareholder.

Looking ahead

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will both be in Pahang today, with the former being in his home constituency Pekan to launch the next installment of 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M).