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Najib's case against 'Malay tsunami'; Dr M selling business for GE14

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

Najib's case against 'Malay tsunami'

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, at a Mara event, urged those present to ensure that there will not be a "Malay tsunami" against BN in the 14th general election.

Bersatu named former lecturer Samsu Adabi Mamat as its candidate for Putrajaya while its women's wing chief Rina Harun will contest in Titiwangsa.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan, who was initially slated to contest in Titiwangsa, was moved to to the parliamentary seat of Pendang in Kedah.

Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief Chew Yin Keen said his party will not compromise on the Bandar Tun Razak seat amid speculation that Umno will take over the seat and field former minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil there.

PAS announced that it will contest in nine out of 13 Federal Territory seats. The four it is not contesting in are all incumbent DAP seats.

Dr M selling bread business for GE14

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he tried to sell his bakery chain The Loaf to fund his election campaign but the taxmen went after the potential buyer.

Najib questioned how Mahathir's bakery chain closing down was the government's fault.

Thousands showed up at a Pakatan Harapan rally as Mahathir was unveiled as the candidate for Langkawi.

Penang BN pledged to scrap the undersea tunnel project if it comes to power.

Selangor BN promised to return previously disputed land in Ijok to settlers despite a settlement having already been achieved.

BN played up DAP's incumbent Kepong MP Tan Seng Giaw's comment that Najib was not involved in 1MDB. Tan was dropped as a candidate in the 14th general election.

DAP tussle over Labis

Former Johor DAP chief Boo Cheng Hau said his party was making a "fatal mistake" with its last-minute changes to seats in Johor.

Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong urged Boo to reconsider his refusal to move from the state seat of Skudai to the parliamentary seat of Labis.

However, Boo indicated that he may not contest in the 14th general election, stating that his fate was sealed when the DAP assigned his Skudai seat to someone else.

BN's incumbent Pulai MP Nur Jazlan Mohamed denied trying to discourage outstation voters from voting, stating that he merely wanted to highlight the opposition's trick as they could not garner local votes.

Johor BN chief Mohamed Khaled Nordin vowed his party will defeat Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin, no matter where in the state he chooses to contest.

DAP confirmed that its incumbent Senai assemblyperson Wong Shu Qi will contest in the parliamentary seat of Kluang in the 14th general election.

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang promised his party will not lay claim to the Perak menteri besar post even if Pakatan Harapan wins the state and the DAP emerges as the largest party.

Other Kinibites

PAS will field former footballer Radhi Mat Din in the parliamentary seat of Pokok Sena.

Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said he was worried about the fund's fate if the opposition captured Putrajaya.

A potential clash between two sons of the late PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has been averted after their mother intervened.

BN secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the ruling coalition's candidates for the 14th general election will be announced one week before nomination day.

Cartoonist Zunar decried his cartoon being "stolen" by a pro-BN facebook page.

Looking ahead

Najib will officiate the Forum Putrajaya 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.

DAP will announce its Teluk Intan candidate.

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali will meet with aid recipients in Shah Alam.

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