Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Special forces men still escorting Hisham; Sosma detainees go on hunger strike

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

Special forces men still escorting Hisham

Sources revealed to Malaysiakini that three military special forces officers were still working with former defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein as his personal escorts.

His successor, Mohamad Sabu, ordered a probe into the matter, and vowed action if any regulations were breached.

Hishammuddin said, however, that the escorts were only with him temporarily, and that he had offered them jobs on the condition that they quit the Armed Forces.

Sosma detainees go on hunger strike

As many as 215 Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) detainees being held at the Sungai Buloh Prison are on a hunger strike to push Putrajaya into abolishing the law.

Selangor and Kuala Lumpur prison director Darussalam Budin promised that the welfare of the hunger strikers will be ensured.

Attorney-general Tommy Thomas assured that the repeal of Sosma is just “a matter of time.”

Other Kinibites

Balakong voters baulked at the idea of MCA playing a check and balance role in the Selangor Legislative Assembly.

Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the coalition's single logo gambit was less than successful in the east coast.

The Umno general assembly this year is expected to be a more modest affair, with proceedings being reduced from five days to two, and the presence of businesses scaled down considerably.

Looking ahead

Anwar Ibrahim is expected to attend the launch of the book Anwar Returns: The Final Twist in Kuala Lumpur.

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