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Cameron by-election kicks off; Harapan leaders defend PKR senator

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

Camerons by-election kicks off

The Cameron Highlands by-election kicked off with four candidates vying for the parliament seat.

Disputed MyPPP president M Kayveas scrapped plans to contest in the by-election, choosing to support Pakatan Harapan instead.

A Gerakan man went rogue by becoming the proposer for BN candidate Ramli Mohd Nor.

Umno supreme council member Noh Omar raised the issue of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's death on the campaign trail.

Harapan leaders defend PKR senator

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin defended senator Bob Manolan Mohd, and claimed his remarks about Orang Asli tok batin salaries had been misinterpreted.

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said the party representatives who had been present when Bob Manolan made the remarks had "confirmed" that no threats were made.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng gave his assurance that all tok batin will receive their salaries as usual.

BN candidate for Cameron Highlands Ramli Mohd Nor likened Bob Manolan's remarks to an attack on the Orang Asli.

Other Kinibites

Pahang crown prince Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the new state sultan on Jan 15.

Former chief justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad apologised to Dr Mahathir Mohamad for claiming that the latter had gone to the Istana Negara uninvited on May 9 in an attempt to be sworn in as prime minister.

Looking ahead

Day two of campaigning for the Cameron Highlands by-election begins.

A forum on local council elections will be held in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

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