Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Robert Kuok speaks up; Najib adds equestrian line to quinoa saga

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

Robert Kuok speaks up

Billionaire Robert Kuok denied claims he was funding the DAP and threatened legal action against blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin for making the claim.

Some Johor BN leaders such as Shahrir Abdul Samad and Wee Ka Siong questioned Raja Petra's credibility and urged people not to believe such claims.

However, Umno supreme council member Nazri Abdul Aziz unleashed on the Hong Kong-based Kuok, calling him a "pondan" and challenging him to surrender his Malaysian citizenship.

MCA secretary-general Ong Ka Chuan warned Umno's onslaught against Kuok could sour race relations.

Former minister Zainuddin Maidin accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of fanning Malay sentiments when he bought into Raja Petra's claim and criticised the tycoon.

Najib adds equestrian line to quinoa saga

Najib defended his quinoa diet, claiming that it was cheaper than the cost of feeding his archrival Dr Mahathir Mohamad's horses.

Mahathir, who is Pakatan Harapan and Bersatu chairperson, is set to visit Najib's stronghold of Pekan tomorrow.

In a special report, Malaysiakini spotlights the plight of the urban poor and their reliance on BN.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang formally unveiled the party’s general election manifesto for Kedah.

This interview features Toh Sin Wah, an independent candidate aspirant for the parliamentary seat of Kelana Jaya.

Najib critic fined

An ex-haulier who made offensive comment on a Facebook post about the prime minister's singing was fined RM4,000.

Rapper Namewee was released on bail, while the investigation papers into his controversial music video "Like a Dog" were submitted to the attorney-general.

MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad defended his proposal to set up an alternative to Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index, claiming that the suggestion was for an independent body to do so.

Other Kinibites

A new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) revealed higher levels of poverty and malnutrition among children living in low-cost housing in Kuala Lumpur.

Don't meddle in politics, Johor Sultan reminded mayor, council chiefs.

Continuity of mandate means more developments in Terengganu, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Cops recorded a statement from PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad on the "Turun" rally.

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali returned to work with a neck brace.

Looking ahead

The Election Commission (EC) will commence its local inquiry into the updated redelineation proposal for Selangor.

The Federal Court will deliver a high profile decision on four apostasy cases.

Mahathir will chair the Harapan presidential council at the Bersatu headquarters in Petaling Jaya.

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