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‘Hulk’ apologises for outburst; MMC Gamuda calls for renegotiations with gov't

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

'Hulk' apologises for outburst

Malacca state exco Norhizam Hassan Baktee apologises for his outburst during a dialogue with residents over the closure of a road.

Earlier, Norhizam, who claimed he transform into "Hulk" when his constituents are bullied, blamed the incident on an "Umno branch leader" for provoking him.

Malacca DAP secretary Khoo Poay Tiong had earlier urged Norhizam to apologise over the incident, which was captured in a now-viral video.

Meanwhile, Umno's Labuan MP Rozman Isli is set to be the sixth MP to quit the party, according to a news report that also added he will be joining Warisan.

MMC-Gamuda calls for renegotiations with gov't

MMC Gamuda, the contractor for the MRT2 project, urged the government to invite them back to the negotiating table, over the termination of the underground portion of the project.

Earlier, Tony Pua, an aide to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, wrote an open letter to MMC Gamuda, pointed the finger back at the contractor, saying it had kept several details about the real cost of the project under wraps.

On another note, former premier Najib Abdul Razak said that the finance minister (Lim), is an expert in 'selling assets'.

The Pakatan Harapan government’s stance on China investments is 'too confrontational' and fails to highlight the many positives such inflows have had on the country, said political economist Terence Gomez.

Other Kinibites

The MACC grilled former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for nine hours, and will continue with another round of questioning today.

Amid backlash of Education Minister Maszlee Malik's appointment as the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) president, yet another Harapan politician, Perak PKR chairperson Muhammad Nur Manuty has been appointed to head Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin's (Unisza) board of directors.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Liew Vui Keong, assured that the government will abolish the death penalty, and there should be a moratorium on all executions until then.

A 45-year-old woman was sentenced to four strokes of the cane in Kuala Terengganu, after pleading guilty to being involved in prostitution.

Looking ahead

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali will attend the China Conference in Hilton Hotel, KL.

Zahid will head to the MACC headquarters, again.

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