Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Bukit Aman clears 'wealthy' CID chief; Trump's man tries to influence DOJ?

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

Bukit Aman clears 'wealthy' CID chief

Bukit Aman said an internal inquiry has ruled that the money seized by Australian authorities from CID chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd's bank account was from legitimate origins.

Incredibly, Wan Ahmad reportedly said that he will not try to get back the A$320,000 (approximately RM1 million) that was seized as part of anti-money laundering investigations.

Sources told The Star that a female probationary police inspector has lodged a report against a superior, alleging that she was forced to perform oral sex on him.

A teenager told the Human Rights Commission that during his torturous eight days in police detention, he had water from a toilet bowl poured down his nostrils.

Trump's man tries to influence DOJ?

A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report claimed that it has evidence that a close ally of US President Donald Trump attempted to negotiate a deal with businessman Low Taek Jho to have the US investigations into 1MDB dropped.

Low, better known as Jho Low, has been urged to come out from hiding now that the government believed that the Equanimity, which was seized by Indonesia, was not his.

Alor Setar MP Gooi Hsiao Leung plans to file an urgent motion in Parliament to discuss the attorney-general's refusal claim the Equanimity. Parliament will meet for one month starting next Monday.

Other KiniBites

The parliamentary opposition leader will be accorded ministerial status should Pakatan Harapan win the coming general election and take over the country's administration.

Some folks in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's hometown of Pekan told Malaysiakini that they are feeling the pinch due to rising cost of living.

The Court of Appeal threw out Selangor government's bid to prevent the Election Commission (EC) from handing the report on its state re-delineation exercise to the prime minister.

Looking ahead

MCA will celebrate its 69th anniversary today.

Najib will be attending the Tourism Ministry's Chinese New Year open house event in Sungai Petani, Kedah.