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Johor royalty claims monitored by Putrajaya; PAS sees results in Umno pact

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

Johor royalty claims being monitored by Putrajaya

Johor crown prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim claimed he and his father were being monitored by the new government.

Former chief justice Abdul Hamid Mohamed criticised attorney-general Tommy Thomas for recusing himself from several high profile cases, stating that he hoped the AG will not be remembered as someone who "chickened out" of prosecuting.

Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said he was initiating legal action on behalf of DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang after former inspector-general of police Hanif Omar failed to apologise for claiming that DAP wanted to split Peninsular Malaysia for Malays and Chinese.

Ramkarpal also called on the police to investigate Hanif for sedition.

PAS sees results in cooperation with Umno

Selangor PAS election director Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir said the party's improved performance in the Seri Setia by-election showed its cooperation with Umno was clearly effective.

PAS' defeated Seri Setia candidate Halimah Ali said the cooperation with Umno was only just the beginning and more time was needed.

Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin downplayed a possible Umno-PAS coalition, stating that it would not pose a danger to Pakatan Harapan.

Dr M's advice to Malays

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malays should not blame other communities for their economic situation and should work to better themselves.

Mahathir added that the government will help the Malay community but they must also show results.

On Budget 2019, Mahathir said sacrifices must be made in order to "cure" the country.

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak insisted that hundreds of millions of ringgit found in properties linked to him and Prime Minister's Office belonged to Umno.

Other Kinibites

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim urged for a healthy contest in the PKR election.

PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin said there had not been formal talks on who will be vacating their parliamentary seat for Anwar to contest.

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) secretary-general Debbie Stothard was barred from entering Vietnam.

Muhyiddin stressed that the new government is serious about revisiting the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

Perak DAP legal bureau chief Leong Cheok Keng urged the Bar Council to act against lawyer Shafee Abdullah for receiving an RM9.5 million from Najib.

Looking ahead

A parade will be held in Putrajaya in conjunction with the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong's birthday.

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