Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Dr M on the hunt for Jho Low; Hisham won't contest Umno top posts

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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are the key headlines you may have missed.

The hunt for Jho Low

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed that authorities are seeking to arrest 1MDB-linked tycoon Jho Low, but that he is in a country where Malaysia doesn't have an extradition treaty.

Sources told Malaysiakini that Low had attempted to make contact with Mahathir after Pakatan Harapan won the May 9 general election.

Singapore says it had place Low on Interpol's red notice since 2016.

Putrajaya may ask the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to get Goldman Sachs to return nearly US$600 million in fees it earned from bonds raised for 1MDB. 

Hisham won't contest Umno top posts

Former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein says he will not contest any of Umno's top posts. 

Mahathir told Umno presidential-hopeful Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at a meeting that the party had betrayed the Malays.

Meanwhile, outgoing Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Razlan Rafii said Umno needs a new captain to salvage the party.

Potential Umno president candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah will give a talk on the party's future direction at Kelab Sultan Sulaiman on June 11.

Blogger Papagomo asked Zahid to step aside and make way for Razaleigh to become Umno president.

Other Kinibites

Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said he is dismayed at the incitement of hatred towards Malay rulers.

Mahathir said he is not against the monarchy but just trying to save the royals from public anger.

Setev Shaariibuu, the father of murdered Mongolian national Altantuya, is planning to visit Malaysia to meet Mahathir.

Mahathir denied reports that Putrajaya sought the return of one of Altantuya's convicted killers Sirul Azhar Umar.

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said Mahathir would be punishing opposition states by cancelling the East Coast Rail Link

The government's Tabung Harapan Negara surpasses the RM50 million mark in 10 days.

Looking ahead

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail will hold a Ramadan function with the poor and disabled at her official residence in Putrajaya.

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