Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

US daily slams anti-fake news law; Armed Forces told to be loyal to Najib

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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.

Washington Post slams anti-fake news law

In an editorial piece, US daily The Washington Post slammed Putrajaya’s plans to enact an anti-fake news law.

Universiti Selangor vice-chancellor Mohammad Redzuan Othman said that though the redelineation exercise could favour BN in the next general election, it does not take into account scandals involving the ruling government.

Malaysiakini walked readers through the money trail detailed in the US Department of Justice’s civil forfeiture suits against 1MDB.

Armed forces told to be loyal to Najib

Armed Forces chief Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor urged both the troops and police to be grateful and loyal to the government led by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

Bersatu strategist Rais Hussin chastised Najib for peddling “fake news” alleging Pakatan Harapan would put members of the police and armed forces out of jobs.

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang said the party would defend the Royal Malay Regiment just as it would do vernacular institutions.

Other Kinibites

DAP’s choice candidate for the Kulai parliamentary seat could have a ripple effect on the party’s Johor lineup.

University students challenged Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh to a debate on political freedom.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak launches another sale of goods below market price, this time offering RM10 for a whole chicken.

Looking ahead

Pakatan Harapan will hold an anti-GST rally in Sogo at 4pm today.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak will launch a microcredit scheme for Chinese youths.

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