Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Bung cries fake news on yacht; Don't lose a third time, Najib tells S'gor BN

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

Bung cries fake news on yacht

Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar Radin said during a Dewan Rakyat debate that the claim that luxury yacht Equanimity belongs to a Malaysian was " fake news."

The controversial MP also recalled how DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang had called for Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad to be probed, when the latter was the premier but now they were "kissing on the mouth".

Former minister Rais Yatim told Umno minister Salleh Said Keruak to cut the sarcasm in defending Penang-born businessperson Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) in the Equanimity issue and pointed out that Low was being "hunted" by eight countries.

Indonesian police denied claims in social media that about RM1 billion was found in the luxury superyacht allegedly bought using 1MDB funds.

Red Granite Pictures - the film production company linked to the 1MDB scandal - said it has reached a settlement to pay the US government US$60 million (RM234 million) while the salary of its CEO Riza Aziz, who is the stepson of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, will also be slashed.

Don't lose a third time, Najib tells Selangor BN

Najib called on Selangor BN to ensure it does not get defeated for the third time in the 14th general election (GE14).

Najib, while officiating a new Chinese school in Hulu Selangor, said the BN government had always respected the existence of Chinese-medium schools in the national education system.

The prime minister also outlined five " weaknesses" of the PKR-led government Selangor state government, including the water issue and unaffordable housing.

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) said the water supply disruption across Kuala Lumpur and six areas in Selangor is expected to last until this weekend.

Pakatan Harapan will seek to put as much money as possible into the people's pockets within the first 100 days if it wins Putrajaya in GE14 - one of the main focus of its manifesto set to be unveiled today.

Other Kinibites

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz conceded that it " really hurts" when he has to attack his "ex-sifu"(master) Dr Mahathir Mohamad but said he has to protect his current boss Najib.

RON95 price went up one sen while diesel came down one sen with the RON97 price remaining the same in the latest weekly fuel prices announcement.

Mahathir testified in court that his outlook of electoral watchdog Bersih changed after he attended the group's fourth and fifth rallies.

Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching said she is willing to crowdfund and "assist" Bukit Aman CID chief Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd to claim his A$320,000 frozen in Australia, after the senior cop earlier declined to do so citing high legal fees.

MACC said it has cleared Umno's Baling MP Abdul Azeez Rahim of receiving a RM3 million bribe to stop investigations into the Penang undersea tunnel project.

Looking ahead

Najib to launch chairperson of the forex scandal RCI Sidek Hassan's book at KLCC.

Harapan will launch its detailed manifesto.

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