Malaysiakini Kini Roundup

Guan Eng schools Najib on missing funds; Hisham Rais, Anwar spar over facts

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

Guan Eng schools Najib on missing funds

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng rebutted former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak on the accounting behind the RM16 billion in missing income tax refunds.

The Finance Ministry clarified that Lim and Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad were not involved in the move to appoint Petron as a government fuel provider.

Lim rapped telecommunications companies, reminding them that the sales and service tax (SST) would not be applied to mobile prepaid top-ups.

He also had to clarify that B40 staples such as dried and salted fish were not taxed under the SST.

Hisham Rais, Anwar spar over 'facts'

Activist Hishamuddin Rais rebutted PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim's claim that his writings about PKR's antics during the first month after GE14 were fiction.

Anwar said Prime Minister Dr Mahatir Mohamad should be given leeway in appointing former IGP Abdul Rahim Noor as a mediator for the southern Thailand conflict.

Incumbent PKR deputy president Azmin Ali schooled "little children" who questioned his loyalty to Anwar and the party.

Other Kinibites

Ex-spy chief Hasanah Abdul Hamid was remanded for one extra day by the MACC.

Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said he will receive a report on the probe into sexual harassment at a public hospital next week.

Looking ahead

The Selangor state assembly will hold its first session today, following the 14th general election.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke is expected to make an important announcement regarding the AES.

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